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50th British Academy Film Awards

50th British Academy Film Awards
Date 29 April 1997
Hosted by Lenny Henry
Highlights
Best Film The English Patient
Best British Film Secrets & Lies
Best Actor Geoffrey Rush
Shine
Best Actress Brenda Blethyn
Secrets & Lies
Most awards The English Patient (6)
Most nominations The English Patient (13)

The 50th BAFTA Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on 29 April 1997, honoured the best films of 1996.

Anthony Minghella's The English Patient won for Best Film, while Secrets & Lies won the "Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film". Geoffrey Rush won for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in Shine and Brenda Blethyn won for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Secrets & Lies, respectively.

Winners and nominees

Best Film Best Director

The English Patient

FargoJoel Coen and Ethan Coen

Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actress in a Leading Role

Geoffrey RushShine

Brenda BlethynSecrets & Lies

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Paul ScofieldThe Crucible

Juliette BinocheThe English Patient

Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay

Secrets & LiesMike Leigh

The English PatientAnthony Minghella

Best Cinematography Outstanding British Film

The English PatientJohn Seale

Secrets & Lies

Best Original Music Best Sound

The English PatientGabriel Yared

Shine

Best Production Design Best Special Visual Effects

Richard III – Tony Burrough

Twister

Best Costume Design Best Makeup and Hair

Richard IIIShuna Harwood

The Nutty ProfessorRick Baker

Best Editing Best Film Not in the English Language

The English PatientWalter Murch

Ridicule

Award breakdown

Winners (minimum one win)

Losers (minimum two nominations)

References