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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

Best ActorEdit

Kevin Spacey - American Beauty

Best ActressEdit

Annette Bening - American Beauty

Best CinematographyEdit

American Beauty

Best Costume DesignEdit

Sleepy Hollow

Best DirectorEdit

Pedro Almodóvar - All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)

Best EditingEdit

American Beauty

Best FilmEdit

American Beauty

Best Film - BritishEdit

East Is East

Best Film - Not in the English LanguageEdit

All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)

Best Film MusicEdit

"American Beauty" - Thomas Newman

Best Makeup & HairEdit


Best Production DesignEdit

Sleepy Hollow

Best Screenplay - AdaptedEdit

The End of the Affair - Neil Jordan

Best Screenplay - OriginalEdit

Being John Malkovich - Charlie Kaufman

Best SoundEdit

The Matrix

Best Supporting ActorEdit

Jude Law - The Talented Mr. Ripley

Best Supporting ActressEdit

Maggie Smith - Tea with Mussolini

Best Visual EffectsEdit

The Matrix

Awards breakdownEdit


Losers (minimum two nominations)


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