44th British Academy Film Awards

The 44th British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1991, honoured the best films of 1990.

44th British Academy Film Awards
Date17 March 1991
Hosted byNoel Edmonds
Best FilmGoodfellas
Best ActorPhilippe Noiret
Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo cinema Paradiso)
Best ActressJessica Tandy
Driving Miss Daisy
Most awardsCinema Paradiso (Nuovo cinema Paradiso) & Goodfellas (5)
Most nominationsCinema Paradiso (Nuovo cinema Paradiso) (11)

Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas won the awards for Best Film, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Editing and Costume Design. Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo cinema Paradiso), directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, also won five awards, including Best Film not in the English Language, Actor (Philippe Noiret) and Supporting Actor (Salvatore Cascio).

Winners and nomineesEdit

GoodfellasIrwin Winkler and Martin Scorsese

Martin ScorseseGoodfellas

Philippe NoiretCinema Paradiso as Alfredo

Jessica TandyDriving Miss Daisy as Daisy Werthan

Salvatore CascioCinema Paradiso as Salvatore Di Vita

Whoopi GoldbergGhost as Oda Mae Brown

Cinema ParadisoGiuseppe Tornatore

GoodfellasNicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese

The Sheltering SkyVittorio Storaro

GoodfellasRichard Bruno

GoodfellasThelma Schoonmaker

Dick TracyJohn Caglione Jr. and Doug Drexler

Cinema ParadisoEnnio Morricone and Andrea Morricone

Dick TracyRichard Sylbert

The Fabulous Baker Boys – J Paul Huntsman, Stephan Von Hase, Chris Jenkins, Gary Alexander and Doug Hemphill

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids – Special Visual Effects Team

  • Harold Lioyd The Third GeniusKevin Brownlow and David Gill
  • The Last African Flying Boat – David Wallace
  • Viewpoint: Cambodia The Betrayal A Special Report by John PilgerDavid Munro
  • Viewpoint: Ceausescu's Children – Patricia Ingram

Cinema ParadisoFranco Cristaldi and Giuseppe Tornatore

Toxic – Andrew McEwan

Say Goodbye – Michele Camarda and John Roberts


Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
11 Cinema Paradiso
7 Dick Tracy
6 Crimes and Misdemeanors
4 Driving Miss Daisy
Pretty Woman
3 The Fabulous Baker Boys
The Hunt for Red October
Postcards from the Edge
2 Born on the Fourth of July
The Sheltering Sky
Films that received multiple awards
Awards Film
5 Cinema Paradiso
2 Dick Tracy

See alsoEdit