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23rd British Academy Film Awards

23rd British Academy Film Awards
Date 1970
Highlights
Best Film Midnight Cowboy
Best Actor Dustin Hoffman
John and Mary and
Midnight Cowboy
Best Actress Maggie Smith
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Most awards Midnight Cowboy & Oh! What a Lovely War (6)
Most nominations Women in Love (11)

The 23rd British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1970, honoured the best films of 1969.

Winners and nominees

Best Film

Midnight Cowboy

Best Actor

Dustin Hoffman in John and Mary / Midnight Cowboy

Best Actress

Maggie Smith in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Best Supporting Actor

Laurence Olivier in Oh! What a Lovely War

Best Supporting Actress

Celia Johnson in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Best Direction

John Schlesinger for Midnight Cowboy

Best Screenplay

Midnight Cowboy - Waldo Salt