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The 51st BAFTA Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on 19 April 1998, honoured the best in film for 1997.

51st British Academy Film Awards
Date19 April 1998
SiteGrosvenor House Hotel
Hosted byRory Bremner
Best FilmThe Full Monty
Best British FilmNil by Mouth
Best ActorRobert Carlyle
The Full Monty
Best ActressJudi Dench
Mrs Brown
Most awardsRomeo + Juliet (4)
Most nominationsL.A. Confidential (12)

Peter Cattaneo's The Full Monty won the award for Best Film. Nil by Mouth from director Gary Oldman won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film.

The ceremony was hosted by Rory Bremner.[1]


Winners and nomineesEdit

Best ActorEdit

Robert Carlyle - The Full Monty

Best ActressEdit

Judi Dench - Mrs Brown

Best CinematographyEdit

The Wings of the Dove

Best Costume DesignEdit

Mrs Brown

Best Director (David Lean Award for Direction)Edit

Baz Luhrmann - Romeo + Juliet

Best EditingEdit

L.A. Confidential

Best FilmEdit

The Full Monty

Best Film - British (Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film)Edit

Nil by Mouth

Best Film Not in the English LanguageEdit


Best Makeup and HairEdit

The Wings of the Dove

Best Music (Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music)Edit

"Romeo + Juliet" - Nellee Hooper

Best Production DesignEdit

Romeo + Juliet

Best Screenplay - AdaptedEdit

Romeo + Juliet - Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce

Best Screenplay - OriginalEdit

Nil by Mouth - Gary Oldman

Best SoundEdit

L.A. Confidential

Best Special EffectsEdit

The Fifth Element

Best Supporting ActorEdit

Tom Wilkinson - The Full Monty

Best Supporting ActressEdit

Sigourney Weaver - The Ice Storm

Award breakdownEdit