56th British Academy Film Awards

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56th British Academy Film Awards
Date 23 February 2003
Best Film The Pianist
Best British Film The Warrior
Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis
Gangs of New York
Best Actress Nicole Kidman
The Hours
Most awards Chicago, The Hours,
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,
The Pianist,
Road to Perdition, and Talk to Her (2)
Most nominations Chicago &
Gangs of New York (12)

The 56th British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on 23 February 2003, honoured the best in film for 2002.

Roman Polanski's The Pianist won the award for Best Film and Best Director. The Warrior, directed by Asif Kapadia, was voted Best British Film of 2002. Nicole Kidman won the award for Best Lead Actress in The Hours. She went on to win the Academy Award. The same happened to Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) as Best Supporting Actress. Daniel Day-Lewis won the award for Best Male Performer in a Leading Role in Gangs of New York.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Roman Polanski, Best Director winner
Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Actor winner
Nicole Kidman, Best Actress winner
Christopher Walken, Best Supporting Actor winner
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Best Supporting Actress winner

Best Actor[edit]

Daniel Day-Lewis - Gangs of New York

Best Actress[edit]

Nicole Kidman - The Hours

Best Cinematography[edit]

Road to Perdition

Best Costume Design[edit]

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Best Director (David Lean Award for Direction)[edit]

Roman Polanski - The Pianist

Best Editing[edit]

City of God (Cidade de Deus)

Best Film[edit]

The Pianist

Best Film - British (Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film)[edit]

The Warrior

Best Film Not in the English Language[edit]

Talk to Her (Hable con ella)

Best Makeup and Hair[edit]


Best Music (Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music)[edit]

"The Hours" - Philip Glass

Best Production Design[edit]

Road to Perdition

Best Screenplay - Adapted[edit]

Adaptation. - Charlie and Donald Kaufman

Best Screenplay - Original[edit]

Talk to Her (Hable con ella) - Pedro Almodóvar

Best Short Animation[edit]

Fish Never Sleep

Best Short Film[edit]

My Wrongs #8245–8249 & 117

Best Sound[edit]


Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Christopher Walken - Catch Me If You Can

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Catherine Zeta-Jones - Chicago

Best Visual Effects[edit]

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Award breakdown[edit]