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The 47th British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1994, honoured the best films of 1993.

47th British Academy Film Awards
Date15 April 1994
SiteTheatre Royal, Drury Lane
Hosted bySheena McDonald
Produced byRock Oldham
Directed byRoyston Mayoh
Best FilmSchindler's List
Best British FilmShadowlands
Best ActorAnthony Hopkins
The Remains of the Day
Best ActressHolly Hunter
The Piano
Most awardsSchindler's List (7)
Most nominationsSchindler's List (13)

Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List won the award for Best Film (and later won the Academy Award for Best Picture). Shadowlands was voted Best British Film of 1993. Schindler's List also won the awards for Best Director (Spielberg), Supporting Actor (Ralph Fiennes), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Score and Editing. Anthony Hopkins won the award for Best Actor (Shadowlands) and Holly Hunter was voted Best Actress for her role in The Piano. The Age of Innocence won one award: Best Supporting Actress, Miriam Margolyes.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Best FilmEdit

Schindler's List

Best Film Not in the English LanguageEdit

Farewell My Concubine (Ba Wang Bie Ji)

Best ActorEdit

Anthony Hopkins in The Remains of the Day

Best ActressEdit

Holly Hunter in The Piano

Best Supporting ActorEdit

Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List

Best Supporting ActressEdit

Miriam Margolyes in The Age of Innocence

Best DirectorEdit

Steven Spielberg - Schindler's List

Best Screenplay, OriginalEdit

Groundhog Day - Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis

Best Screenplay, AdaptedEdit

Schindler's List - Steven Zaillian

Best CinematographyEdit

Schindler's List - Janusz Kamiński

Best Costume DesignEdit

The Piano - Janet Patterson

Best SoundEdit

The Fugitive - John Leveque, Bruce Stambler, Becky Sullivan, Scott D. Smith, Donald O. Mitchell, Michael Herbick, Frank A. Montaño

Best EditingEdit

Schindler's List - Michael Kahn

Best Special EffectsEdit

Jurassic Park - Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Phil Tippett, Michael Lantieri

  • The Fugitive - William Mesa, Roy Arbogast
  • Dracula - Roman Coppola, Gary Gutierrez, Michael Lantieri, Gene Warren Jr.
  • Aladdin - Don Paul, Steve Goldberg

Best ScoreEdit

Schindler's List - John Williams

Best Short FilmEdit

Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life

Best Make UpEdit


Best Production DesignEdit

The Piano - Andrew McAlpine

Best Animated FilmEdit

Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers

Alexander Korda Award for Best British FilmEdit

Shadowlands - Richard Attenborough, Brian Eastman

Lifetime AchievementEdit

Douglas Slocombe

Academy FellowshipEdit

Michael Grade