|3rd British Academy Film Awards|
|Date||29 May 1950|
|Best Film||Bicycle Thieves|
|Best British Film||The Third Man|
|Most awards||Bicycle Thieves, The Third Man (1)|
|Most nominations||The Third Man (2)|
The 3rd British Film Awards, known retroactively as the British Academy Film Awards, were given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) (known then as the British Film Academy) on 29 May 1950, and honoured the best films of 1948 and 1949. The awards for Best British Film and Best Film from any Source was handed out to The Third Man and Bicycle Thieves, respectively, and The Third Man was the most nominated feature film, with two.
The Third Man and Bicycle Thieves received the awards for Best British Film and Best Film from any Source, respectively, and The Third Man received a further nomination in the latter category; Daybreak in Udi received the award for Best Documentary; French education film, La Famille Martin received the Special Award; and The Search received the United Nations Award.
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface; the nominees are listed below alphabetically and not in boldface.
|Best British Film||Best Film from any Source|
|Best Documentary||Special Award|
|United Nations Award|