43rd British Academy Film Awards

The 43rd British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1990, honoured the best films of 1989.

43rd British Academy Film Awards
Date11 March 1990
SiteSECC, Glasgow
Hosted byMagnus Magnusson
Sally Magnusson
Best FilmDead Poets Society
Best ActorDaniel Day-Lewis
My Left Foot
Best ActressPauline Collins
Shirley Valentine
Most awardsThe Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Mississippi Burning
Most nominationsDangerous Liaisons (10)

Peter Weir's Dead Poets Society won the award for Best Film.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Academy Fellowship: Paul Fox

Kenneth Branagh, Best Director winner
Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Actor winner
Pauline Collins, Best Actress winner
Michelle Pfeiffer, Best Supporting Actress winner
Nora Ephron, Best Original Screenplay winner
Christopher Hampton, Best Adapted Screenplay winner

Dead Poets SocietySteven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas and Peter Weir

Kenneth BranaghHenry V

Daniel Day-LewisMy Left Foot as Christy Brown

Pauline CollinsShirley Valentine as Shirley Valentine-Bradshaw

Ray McAnallyMy Left Foot as Patrick Brown

Michelle PfeifferDangerous Liaisons as Madame Marie de Tourvel

When Harry Met Sally...Nora Ephron

Dangerous LiaisonsChristopher Hampton

Mississippi BurningPeter Biziou

The Adventures of Baron MunchausenGabriella Pescucci

Mississippi BurningGerry Hambling

The Adventures of Baron MunchausenMaggie Weston, Fabrizio Sforza and Pam Meager

Dead Poets SocietyMaurice Jarre

The Adventures of Baron MunchausenDante Ferretti

Mississippi Burning – Bill Phillips, Danny Michael, Robert J. Litt, Elliot Tyson and Rick Kline

Back to the Future Part IIKen Ralston, Michael Lantieri, John Bell and Steve Gawley

First Tuesday: Four Hours in My Lai – Kevin Sim

  • Everyman: Romania State of Fear – John Blake
  • Lost Children of the Empire – Joonna Mack and Mike Fox
  • Viewpoint 89: Cambodia Year 10: A Special Report by John PilgerDavid Munro

Life and Nothing But – Rene Cleitman and Bertrand Tavernier

A Grand Day OutNick Park

The Candy ShowPeter Hewitt, David Freeman and Damian Jones

  • Carmela Campo – Ariel Piluso, Carlos Toscano and Gabriel Enis
  • Tight TrousersMetin Hüseyin and Elaine Donnelly
  • Uhloz – Isabelle Groulleart and Guy Jacques


Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
10 Dangerous Liaisons
6 Batman
Dead Poets Society
Henry V
5 Mississippi Burning
My Left Foot
4 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
3 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Rain Man
Shirley Valentine
Working Girl
2 Sex, Lies, and Videotape
When Harry Met Sally...
Films that received multiple awards
Awards Film
3 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Mississippi Burning
2 Dangerous Liaisons
Dead Poets Society
My Left Foot

See alsoEdit


"BAFTA Awards – Film in 1990". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved January 23, 2014.