BAFTA Award for Best Film
|BAFTA Award for Best Film|
|Awarded for||Excellence in cinema|
|Presented by||British Academy of Film and Television Arts|
|Currently held by||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)|
The BAFTA Award for Best Film is given annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and presented at the British Academy Film Awards. It has been given since the 1st BAFTA Awards, representing the best films of 1947, but until 1969 it was called the BAFTA Award for Best Film From Any Source. It is possible for films from any country to be nominated, although British films are also recognised in the category BAFTA Award for Best British Film and (since 1983) foreign-language films in BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language. As such, there have been multiple occasions of a film being nominated in two of these categories.
There has been one tie for the Best Film award when, in 1962, Ballad of a Soldier tied with The Hustler for Best Film from any Source. Until 1981, the award was given to the director, except in 1976 and 1977, when it was given to the producers. From 1981 to 1985, it was given solely to the producers, and then in 1986, it was shared between the Director and Producer. In 1998, it was once again given to only the producers.
In the following lists, the titles and names in bold with a dark grey background are the winners and recipients respectively; those not in bold are the nominees. The years given are those in which the films under consideration were released, not the year of the ceremony, which always takes place the following year.
|Best Film from any Source||The Best Years of Our Lives||William Wyler||Samuel Goldwyn||USA|
|Best Film from any Source||Hamlet||Laurence Olivier||Laurence Olivier||UK|
|Crossfire||Edward Dmytryk||Adrian Scott||USA|
|The Fallen Idol||Carol Reed||Carol Reed||UK|
|Monsieur Vincent||Maurice Cloche||Viscount George de la Grandiere||France|
|The Naked City||Jules Dassin||Mark Hellinger||USA|
|Paisan (Paisà)||Roberto Rossellini||Rod E. Geiger
|Four Steps in the Clouds||Alessandro Blasetti||Giuseppe Amato||Italy|
|Best Film from any Source||Bicycle Thieves||Vittorio De Sica||Giuseppe Amato||Italy|
|The Ballad of Berlin||R. A. Stemmle||Alf Teichs||Germany|
|The Last Stage||Wanda Jakubowska||Poland|
|The Set-Up||Robert Wise||Richard Goldstone||USA|
|The Third Man||Carol Reed||Carol Reed||UK|
|The Treasure of the Sierra Madre||John Huston||Henry Blanke||USA|
|The Window||Ted Tetzlaff||Frederic Ullman Jr.||USA|
- Guldbagge Award for Best Film
- Academy Award for Best Picture
- Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Picture
- Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
- Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
- Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
- This information is listed as such because IMDb Archived 21 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine. does not list anyone having received the award prior to 1960, and then throughout the 70s.
- Known under this title in the UK.
- Release date for The Magic Box, in IMDb.
- Released under this title in Great Britain, The Road only appears to have been used for publicity when the film was screened in the United States.
"Epinions List of BAFTA Award for Best Film Winners". Epinions. 5 December 2002. Archived from the original on 22 January 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2006.