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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
Best Film Best Director

Brokeback Mountain

Ang LeeBrokeback Mountain

Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actress in a Leading Role

Philip Seymour HoffmanCapote as Truman Capote

Reese WitherspoonWalk the Line as June Carter

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Jake GyllenhaalBrokeback Mountain as Jack Twist

Thandie NewtonCrash as Christine Thayer

Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay

CrashPaul Haggis and Bobby Moreco

Brokeback MountainDiana Ossana and Larry McMurtry

Best Cinematography Outstanding British Film

Memoirs of a Geisha

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Best Original Music Best Sound

Memoirs of a GeishaJohn Williams

Walk the Line

Best Production Design Best Special Visual Effects

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

King Kong

Best Costume Design Best Makeup and Hair

Memoirs of a Geisha

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Best Editing Best Film Not in the English Language

The Constant GardenerClaire Simpson

The Beat That My Heart Skipped (De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté)

Best Short Animation Orange Rising Star Award

Fallen Art

James McAvoyThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe as Tumnus

Films with multiple nominations and awardsEdit


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