53rd British Academy Film Awards

The 53rd British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on 9 April 2000, honoured the best in film for 1999.

53rd British Academy Film Awards
Date9 April 2000
SiteOdeon Leicester Square
Hosted byJack Docherty
Best FilmAmerican Beauty
Best British FilmEast Is East
Best ActorKevin Spacey
American Beauty
Best ActressAnnette Bening
American Beauty
Most awardsAmerican Beauty (6)
Most nominationsAmerican Beauty (14)

Sam Mendes's American Beauty won the award for Best Film (also won the Academy Award for Best Picture), Actor (Kevin Spacey; had won the Academy Award) and Actress (Annette Bening), Cinematography, Editing and Film Music. Jude Law (The Talented Mr. Ripley) and Maggie Smith (Tea with Mussolini) won the awards for Best Supporting Actor and Actress. Pedro Almodóvar, director of Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother), won the BAFTA Film Award for Best Directing. East Is East was voted Best British Film.

The ceremony took place at the Odeon Leicester Square in London and was hosted by Jack Docherty.[1]

Winners and nomineesEdit

Pedro Almodóvar, Best Director winner
Kevin Spacey, Best Actor winner
Annette Bening, Best Actress winner
Jude Law, Best Supporting Actor winner
Maggie Smith, Best Supporting Actress winner
Charlie Kaufman, Best Original Screenplay winner
Neil Jordan, Best Adapted Screenplay winner

American BeautyBruce Cohen and Dan Jinks

Pedro AlmodóvarAll About My Mother

Kevin SpaceyAmerican Beauty as Lester Burnham

Annette BeningAmerican Beauty as Carolyn Burnham

Jude LawThe Talented Mr. Ripley as Dickie Greenleaf

Maggie SmithTea with Mussolini as Lady Hester Random

Being John MalkovichCharlie Kaufman

The End of the AffairNeil Jordan

American BeautyConrad Hall

Sleepy HollowColleen Atwood

American BeautyTariq Anwar and Christopher Greenbury

Topsy-TurvyChristine Blundell

American BeautyThomas Newman

Sleepy HollowRick Heinrichs

The MatrixDavid Lee, John T. Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, David E. Campbell and Dane Davis

The MatrixJohn Gaeta, Steve Courtley, Janek Sirrs and Jon Thum

East Is EastLeslee Udwin and Damien O'Donnell

RatcatcherLynne Ramsay (Writer/Director)

The Man with the Beautiful Eyes – Jonathan Bairstow and Jonathan Hodgson

Who's My Favourite Girl? – Joern Utkilen, Kara Johnston and Adrian J. McDowall

  • Bait – Soledad Gatti-Pascual, Tom Shankland and Jone Harris
  • Perdie – Rachel Shadick and Faye Gilbert
  • The Tale of the Rat That Wrote – Ruth Kenley-Letts, Lisa-Marie Russo, Billy O'Brien and Murilo Pasta

All About My MotherAgustín Almodóvar and Pedro Almodóvar


Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
14 American Beauty
10 The End of the Affair
7 The Talented Mr. Ripley
6 East Is East
5 The Matrix
4 The Sixth Sense
3 All About My Mother
Angela's Ashes
Being John Malkovich
Buena Vista Social Club
An Ideal Husband
Sleepy Hollow
2 Notting Hill
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
Tea with Mussolini
Films that received multiple awards
Awards Film
6 American Beauty
2 All About My Mother
The Matrix
Sleepy Hollow

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "All right on the night". The Guardian. 7 April 2000. Retrieved 12 February 2019.