|52nd British Academy Film Awards|
|Date||11 April 1999|
|Site||Business Design Centre|
|Hosted by||Jonathan Ross|
|Best Film||Shakespeare in Love|
|Best British Film||Elizabeth|
|Best Actor||Roberto Benigni|
Life is Beautiful
|Best Actress||Cate Blanchett|
|Most awards||Elizabeth (5)|
|Most nominations||Shakespeare in Love (15)|
The 52nd BAFTA Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on 11 April 1999, honoured the best in film for 1998.
Shakespeare in Love won the award for Best Film (also won the Academy Award for Best Picture) and Best Editing. Elizabeth was voted Best British Film. Both Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett won awards for their portrayals of Queen Elizabeth I. Geoffrey Rush won the award for Best Supporting Actor. Italian actor Roberto Benigni won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in La vita è bella (Life Is Beautiful). He went on to win the Academy Award. Peter Weir, director of The Truman Show, won the BAFTA Film Award for Best Directing.
The ceremony took place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London and was hosted by Jonathan Ross.
Home – Hannah Lewis, Morag McKinnon and Colin McLaren
|15||Shakespeare in Love|
|10||Saving Private Ryan|
|7||The Truman Show|
|5||Hilary and Jackie|
|3||Life Is Beautiful|
|Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels|
|4||Shakespeare in Love|
|3||The Truman Show|
|2||Saving Private Ryan|