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54th British Academy Film Awards

54th British Academy Film Awards
Date 25 February 2001
Site Odeon Leicester Square
Hosted by Stephen Fry
Mariella Frostrup
Highlights
Best Film Gladiator
Best British Film Billy Elliot
Best Actor Jamie Bell
Billy Elliot
Best Actress Julia Roberts
Erin Brockovich
Most awards Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) and Gladiator (4)
Most nominations Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) and Gladiator (14)

The 54th British Academy Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, took place on 25 February 2001 and honoured the best films of 2001.

Ridley Scott's Gladiator won Best Film, while Ang Lee won Best Director for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long). Billy Elliot was voted Best British Film of 2000, and the film's lead actor, Jamie Bell, won Best Actor in a Leading Role. In addition, Julia Roberts won Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Erin Brockovich, Benicio del Toro won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Traffic, and Julie Walters won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Billy Elliot.

Winners and nominees

Ang Lee, Best Director winner
Jamie Bell, Best Actor winner
Julia Roberts, Best Actress winner
Benicio del Toro, Best Supporting Actor winner
Julie Walters, Best Supporting Actress winner
Cameron Crowe, Best Original Screenplay winner
Stephen Gaghan, Best Adapted Screenplay winner

Best Actor

Jamie BellBilly Elliot

Best Actress

Julia RobertsErin Brockovich

Best Cinematography

Gladiator

Best Costume Design

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long)

Best Director

Ang LeeCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long)

Best Editing

Gladiator

Best Film

Gladiator

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

Billy Elliot

Best Film Not in the English Language

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long)

Best Makeup and Hair

How the Grinch Stole ChristmasRick Baker and Gail Rowell-Ryan

Best Music (Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long)Tan Dun

Best Production Design

Gladiator

Best Screenplay – Adapted

TrafficStephen Gaghan

Best Screenplay – Original

Almost FamousCameron Crowe

Best Sound

Almost Famous

Best Supporting Actor

Benicio del ToroTraffic

Best Supporting Actress

Julie WaltersBilly Elliot

Best Visual Effects

The Perfect Storm

References