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57th British Academy Film Awards

57th British Academy Film Awards
Date 15 February 2004
Site Odeon Leicester Square, London
Hosted by Stephen Fry
Highlights
Best Film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Best British Film Touching the Void
Best Actor Bill Murray
Lost in Translation
Best Actress Scarlett Johansson
Lost in Translation
Most awards Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (4)
Most nominations Cold Mountain (13)

The 57th British Academy Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, took place on 15 February 2004 and honoured the best films of 2003.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won Best Film, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, and the Audience Award. Lost in Translation won both lead acting awards for Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. Bill Nighy won Best Supporting Actor for Love Actually and Renée Zellweger won Best Supporting Actress for Cold Mountain. Touching the Void, directed by Andrew Eaton, was voted Outstanding British Film of 2003.

Winners and nominees

Peter Weir, Best Director winner
Bill Murray, Best Actor winner
Scarlett Johansson, Best Actress winner
Bill Nighy, Best Supporting Actor winner
Renée Zellweger, Best Supporting Actress winner
Tom McCarthy, Best Original Screenplay winner
Peter Jackson, Best Adapted Screenplay co-winner
Best Film Best Director

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Peter WeirMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World

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

Bill MurrayLost in Translation as Bob Harris

Scarlett JohanssonLost in Translation as Charlotte

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

Bill NighyLove Actually as Billy Mack

Renée ZellwegerCold Mountain as Ruby Thewes

Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay

The Station AgentTom McCarthy

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingPhilippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh

Best Cinematography Outstanding British Film

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Touching the Void

Best Original Music Best Sound

Cold MountainT Bone Burnett and Gabriel Yared

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Best Production Design Best Special Visual Effects

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Costume Design Best Makeup and Hair

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Best Editing Best Film Not in the English Language

Lost in Translation

In This World

Best Short Animation Best Short Film

Jo Jo in the Stars

Brown Paper Bag

  • Bye-Child
  • Nits
  • Sea Monsters
  • Talking with Angels

Awards breakdown

Most wins
Most nominations

References