59th British Academy Film Awards

The 59th British Academy Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, took place on 19 February 2006 and honoured the best films of 2005.

59th British Academy Film Awards
Date19 February 2006
SiteOdeon Leicester Square, London
Hosted byStephen Fry
Best FilmBrokeback Mountain
Best British FilmWallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Best ActorPhilip Seymour Hoffman
Best ActressReese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Most awardsBrokeback Mountain (4)
Most nominationsThe Constant Gardener (10)

Brokeback Mountain won Best Film, Best Director for Ang Lee, Best Supporting Actor for Jake Gyllenhaal, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Philip Seymour Hoffman won Best Actor for Capote and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress for Walk the Line. The Constant Gardener had the most nominations with 10, but only received one award; Claire Simpson for Best Editing. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, directed by Nick Park and Steve Box, was voted Outstanding British Film of 2005.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Ang Lee, Best Director winner
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Best Actor winner
Reese Witherspoon, Best Actress winner
Jake Gyllenhaal, Best Supporting Actor winner
Thandie Newton, Best Supporting Actress winner
Paul Haggis, Best Original Screenplay co-winner
James McAvoy, Orange Rising Star Award winner

Brokeback MountainDiana Ossana and James Schamus

Ang LeeBrokeback Mountain

Philip Seymour HoffmanCapote as Truman Capote

Reese WitherspoonWalk the Line as June Carter Cash

Jake GyllenhaalBrokeback Mountain as Jack Twist

Thandie NewtonCrash as Christine Thayer

CrashPaul Haggis and Robert Moresco

Brokeback MountainLarry McMurtry and Diana Ossana

Memoirs of a GeishaDion Beebe

Memoirs of a GeishaColleen Atwood

The Constant GardenerClaire Simpson

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeHoward Berger, Greg Nicotero and Nikki Gooley

Memoirs of a GeishaJohn Williams

Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireStuart Craig

Walk the LinePaul Massey, Doug Hemphill, Peter Kurland and Donald Sylvester

King KongJoe Letteri, Christian Rivers, Brian Van't Hul and Richard Taylor

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit – Claire Jennings, David Sproxton, Nick Park, Steve Box, Mark Burton and Bob Baker

Pride & PrejudiceJoe Wright (Director)

Fallen Art – Jarek Sawko, Piotr Sikora and Tomasz Bagiński

Antonio's Breakfast – Howard Stogdon, Amber Templemore-Finlayson and Daniel Mulloy

  • Call RegisterKit Hawkins, Adam Tudhope and Ed Roe
  • Heavy Metal Drummer – Amanda Boyle and Luke Morris Toby MacDonald
  • Heydar, an Afghan in Tehran – Homayoun Assadian and Babak Jalali
  • Lucky – Bex Hopkins and Avie Luthra

The Beat That My Heart Skipped – Pascal Caucheteux and Jacques Audiard

James McAvoy


Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
10 The Constant Gardener
9 Brokeback Mountain
6 Good Night, and Good Luck
Memoirs of a Geisha
Pride & Prejudice
5 Capote
4 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Mrs Henderson Presents
Walk the Line
3 Batman Begins
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
King Kong
2 Festival
March of the Penguins
North Country
Films that received multiple awards
Awards Film
4 Brokeback Mountain
3 Memoirs of a Geisha
2 Crash
Walk the Line

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