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62nd British Academy Film Awards
A BAFTA statuette: A golden classical-style face mask with a hollow right eye socket
Date 8 February 2009
Best Film Slumdog Millionaire
Best British Film Man on Wire
Best Actor Mickey Rourke
The Wrestler
Best Actress Kate Winslet
The Reader
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The 62nd British Academy Film Awards, hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, took place on 8 February, 2009, and honoured the best films of 2008.


Winners and nominees


Best Actor

Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Best Actress

Kate Winslet – The Reader

Best Animated Film


Best Cinematography

Slumdog Millionaire – Anthony Dod Mantle

Best Costume Design

The Duchess – Michael O'Connor

Best Director

Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire

Best Editing

Slumdog Millionaire – Chris Dickens

There was a tie in this category, leading to six nominations.

Best Film

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Film — British (Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film)

Man on Wire

Best Film Not in the English Language

I've Loved You So Long (Il y a longtemps que je t'aime)France

Best Makeup and Hair

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Jean Black, Colleen Callaghan

Best Music (Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music)

Slumdog Millionaire – A. R. Rahman

Best Production Design

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo

Best Screenplay — Adapted

Slumdog Millionaire – Simon Beaufoy

Best Screenplay — Original

In Bruges – Martin McDonagh

Best Sound

Slumdog Millionaire – Glenn Freemantle, Resul Pookutty, Richard Pryke, Tom Sayers, Ian Tapp

  • Changeling – Walt Martin, Alan Robert Murray, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff
  • The Dark Knight – Lora Hirschberg, Richard King, Ed Novick, Gary Rizzo
  • Quantum of Solace – Jimmy Boyle, Eddy Joseph, Chris Munro, Mike Prestwood Smith, Mark Taylor
  • WALL-E – Ben Burtt, Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, Matthew Wood

Best Supporting Actor

Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress

Penélope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Visual Effects

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Eric Barba, Craig Barron, – Nathan McGuinness, Edson Williams

Best Short Animation

A Matter of Loaf and Death – Steve Pegram, Nick Park, Bob Baker

  • Codswallop – Greg McLeod, Myles McLeod
  • Varmints – Sue Goffe, Marc Craste

Best Short Film

September - Stewart le Maréchal, Esther May Campbell

  • Kingsland #1 The Dreamer – Kate Ogborn, Tony Grisoni
  • Love You More – Adrian Sturges, Sam Taylor-Wood, Patrick Marber
  • Ralph – Olivier Kaempfer, Alex Winckler
  • Voyages D'Affaires (The Business Trip) – Celine Quideau, Sean Ellis

Carl Foreman award for special achievement by a British director, writer or producer in their first feature film

Steve McQueen - Hunger (director/writer)

The Orange Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

Noel Clarke

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema

Shepperton Studios and Pinewood Studios

Awards breakdown

List of films that received multiple awards:

List of films that received multiple nominations:

List of people who received multiple nominations:


BAFTA delivers 19% share. [1]



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