59th British Academy Film Awards

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59th British Academy Film Awards
Date 19 February 2006
Best Film Brokeback Mountain
Best British Film Wallace and Gromit:
The Curse of the
Best Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman
Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Most awards Brokeback Mountain (4)
Most nominations The Constant Gardener (10)

The 59th British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on 19 February 2006, honoured the best in film for 2005.

Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain won the award for Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Best Adapted Screenplay. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit was voted Best British Film of 2005. Hot favourite, The Constant Gardener, had the most nominations with 10 categories, but only received one award, for Best Editing by Claire Simpson. Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) and Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) won awards for Best Actor and Actress in a Lead Role.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Ang Lee, Best Director winner
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Best Actor winner
Reese Witherspoon, Best Actress winner
Jake Gyllenhaal, Best Supporting Actor winner
Thandie Newton, Best Supporting Actress winner

Best Actor[edit]

Philip Seymour HoffmanCapote as Truman Capote

Best Actress[edit]

Reese WitherspoonWalk the Line as June Carter

Best Cinematography[edit]

Memoirs of a Geisha

Best Costume Design[edit]

Memoirs of a Geisha

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

Ang LeeBrokeback Mountain

Best Editing[edit]

The Constant GardenerClaire Simpson

Best Film[edit]

Brokeback Mountain

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

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Best Film Not in the English Language[edit]

The Beat That My Heart Skipped (De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté)

Best Makeup and Hair[edit]

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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

Memoirs of a GeishaJohn Williams

Best Production Design[edit]

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Best Screenplay – Adapted[edit]

Brokeback MountainDiana Ossana and Larry McMurtry

Best Screenplay – Original[edit]

CrashPaul Haggis and Robert Moresco

Best Sound[edit]

Walk the Line

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Jake GyllenhaalBrokeback Mountain as Jack Twist

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Thandie NewtonCrash as Christine Thayer

Best Visual Effects[edit]

King Kong

Rising Star Award[edit]

James McAvoy: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe as Mr Tumnus

Award breakdown[edit]


Losers (minimum two nominations)


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