National Film Awards UK
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|National Film Awards UK|
|Awarded for||The best in film|
The National Film Awards UK are presented in an annual award show hosted by the National Film Academy (NFA). As of 2015, it has taken place in Central London at the Porchester Hall . The 2nd National Film Awards UK was held on 31 March 2016.
- 1 History
- 2 Annual ceremony
- 3 Awards categories & winners (competitive)
- 4 In memoriam section
- 5 National Film Academy Honorary Awards
- 6 Ceremonies
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 Official Websites
- 10 External links
National Film Academy (NFA) was founded in 1999 and went on to launch The National Film Awards in 2015 as an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of established and independent film makers, actors, actresses, casting directors, production companies and crew who make up the motion picture industry. The National Film Awards is scheduled to produce four award ceremonies annually in the United Kingdom, United States, South America, Africa and Australia. All nominations and voting for the NFA are submitted and voted for by movie fans. National Film Academy has as its core mission to support, develop, promote and celebrate the achievements of the motion picture industry worldwide. The Academy has over 275,000 members worldwide and runs a year-round programme of premieres, festivals, seminars, conferences, educational events including film screenings and tribute evenings.
The ceremony takes place annually in March. The awards are mostly open to all nationalities but all nominees or films must be based in the country of origin except the Best Foreign Film category.
Awards categories & winners (competitive)
National Film Academy Winners List: 2016
- Best International Film: Kingsman: The Secret Service
- Best Comedy: Man up
- Best Action: Chasing Robert Barker
- Best Drama: A Reason to Leave
- Best Independent Feature: Never Let Go
- Best Documentary: The Hardstop
- Best Thriller: Dartmoor Killing
- Best British Film: Rise of the Footsoldier II
- Best Actor: Tom Hiddleston (High-Rise)
- Best Actress: Natalie Emmanuel (Furious 7)
- Best Director: Stephen Fingleton (The Survivalist)
- Best Screenplay: London Road
- Best Breakthrough Performance in a Film: John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
- Best Newcomer: Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
- Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul (Hungary)
- Best Supporting actress: Alexandra Evans (Redistributors)
- Best Supporting actor: Samuel L Jackson (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
- Best Short Film: Above¨
- Global Contribution to Motion Picture: Samuel L Jackson
National Film Academy Winners List: 2015
- Best Comedy: What We Did on Our Holiday
- Best Action 2015: The Guvnors
- Best Drama 2015: Belle
- Best Independent Feature 2015: Abducted
- Best Documentary 2015: Now: In The Wings On a World Stage
- Best Thriller 2015: Black Sea
- Outstanding Achievement Awards 2015: Idris Elba
- Best Actress 2015: Sameena Jabeen Ahmed
- Best Director 2015: Amma Asante
- Best Screenplay 2015: Electricity
- Best Newcomer 2015: Harley Sylvester
- Best Short Film 2015: Echo
- Best International Film 2015: The Theory of Everything
- Best Actor 2015: Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
- Best Breakthrough Performance: Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle)
- NFA Icon Award: Gemma Jones
In memoriam section
During the ceremony, National Film Awards UK pauses to pay tribute to those in the industry who died over the previous twelve months, with a montage of images accompanied by music. In 2016 the legendary late actor Alan Rickman was honored.
National Film Academy Honorary Awards
In 2015 Dame Judi Dench was voted by academy members to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award whilst the 2016 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award was Dame Helen Mirren  David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst were awarded the 2017 lifetime achievement award.
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|1st ||30 March 2015|
|2nd ||31 March 2016|
|3rd ||29 March 2017|
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- "Sir David Jason reunited with Only Fools and Horses pal Nicholas Lyndhurst but confirms Del Boy will never return". The Sun. 30 March 2017.
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