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|52nd British Academy Film Awards|
|Date||11 April 1999|
|Hosted by||Jonathan Ross|
|Best Film||Shakespeare in Love|
|Best British Film||Elizabeth|
|Best Actor||Roberto Benigni
Life is Beautiful
|Best Actress||Cate Blanchett
|Most awards||Elizabeth (5)|
|Most nominations||Shakespeare in Love (15)|
Shakespeare in Love won the award for Best Film (also won the Academy Award for Best Picture) and Best Editing. Elizabeth was voted Best British Film. Both Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett won awards for their portrayals of Queen Elizabeth I. Geoffrey Rush won the award for Best Supporting Actor. Italian actor Roberto Benigni won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in La vita è bella (Life Is Beautiful). He went on to win the Academy Award. Peter Weir, director of The Truman Show, won the BAFTA Film Award for Best Directing.