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Sunday, April 11, 1999 Published at 22:55 GMT 23:55 UK


And the Bafta winners are...

The costume dramas Elizabeth and Shakespeare in Love have swept the board at the 51st British Academy Film Awards.

The winners were:

  • Best Film - Shakespeare in Love

  • Best Actress - Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth)

  • Best Actor - Roberto Benigni (La Vita e Bella - Life Is Beautiful)

  • Best Supporting Actress - Dame Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love)

  • Best Supporting Actor - Geoffrey Rush (Shakespeare in Love)

  • The David Lean Award for best achievement in direction - Peter Weir (The Truman Show)

  • The Orange Audience Award - Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

  • The Academy Fellowship - Elizabeth Taylor

  • Best Original Screenplay - The Truman Show (Andrew Niccol)

  • Best Adapted Screenplay - Primary Colors (Elaine May)

  • Best Film not in English - Central Do Brasil

  • The Anthony Asquith Award for achievement in film music - Elizabeth (David Hirschfelder)

  • The Carl Foreman Award for newcomer in British film - Richard Kwietniowski

  • Best Cinematography - Elizabeth (Remi Adefarasin)

  • Best Production Design - The Truman Show (Dennis Gassner)

  • Best Costume Design - Velvet Goldmine (Sandy Powell)

  • Best Editing - Shakespeare in Love (David Gamble)

  • Best Sound - Saving Private Ryan

  • Best Special Effects - Saving Private Ryan

  • Best Make-up/Hair - Elizabeth (Jenny Shircore)

    Best Short Film - Home

  • Best Short Animated Film - The Canterbury Tales

  • The Michael Balcon Award for outstanding British contribution to cinema - Michael Kuhn

  • The Alexander Korda Award for outstanding British film - Elizabeth

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