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51st British Academy Film Awards

51st British Academy Film Awards
Date 19 April 1998
Highlights
Best Film The Full Monty
Best British Film Nil by Mouth
Best Actor Robert Carlyle
The Full Monty
Best Actress Judi Dench
Mrs Brown
Most awards Romeo + Juliet (4)
Most nominations L.A. Confidential (12)

The 51st BAFTA Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on 19 April 1998, honoured the best in film for 1997.

Peter Cattaneo's The Full Monty won the award for Best Film. Nil by Mouth from director Gary Oldman won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film.

The ceremony was hosted by Rory Bremner [1]

Winners and nominees

Best Actor

Robert Carlyle - The Full Monty

Best Actress

Judi Dench - Mrs Brown

Best Cinematography

The Wings of the Dove

Best Costume Design

Mrs Brown

Best Director (David Lean Award for Direction)

Baz Luhrmann - Romeo + Juliet

Best Editing

L.A. Confidential

Best Film

The Full Monty

Best Film - British (Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film)

Nil by Mouth

Best Film Not in the English Language

L'Appartement

Best Makeup and Hair

The Wings of the Dove

Best Music (Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music)

"Romeo + Juliet" - Nellee Hooper

Best Production Design

Romeo + Juliet

Best Screenplay - Adapted

Romeo + Juliet - Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce

Best Screenplay - Original

Nil by Mouth - Gary Oldman

Best Sound

L.A. Confidential

Best Special Effects

The Fifth Element

Best Supporting Actor

Tom Wilkinson - The Full Monty

Best Supporting Actress

Sigourney Weaver - The Ice Storm

Award breakdown

  • 4 / 7 Romeo + Juliet: Best Director, Film Music, Production Design and Screenplay - Adapted
  • 3 / 11 The Full Monty: Best Actor, Film and Supporting Actor (+ the Audience Award)
  • 2 / 9 Mrs Brown: Best Actress & Costume Design
  • 2 / 12 L.A. Confidential: Best Sound & Editing

References