1996 British Academy of Film and Television Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The BAFTA Awards, the British equivalent of our Oscar and Emmy awards (combined into one ceremony), were presented on Sunday, April 23, 1996, at the London Palladium. This year's awards celebrate 100 years of British cinema. Here are the winners in the film categories.

FilmSense and Sensibility
British Film of the YearThe Madness of King George
ActorNigel Hawthorne, The Madness of King George
ActressEmma Thompson, Sense and Sensibility
Supporting ActorTim Roth, Rob Roy
Supporting ActressKate Winslet, Sense and Sensibility
DirectionMichael Radford, The Postman (II Postino)
Original ScreenplayChristopher McQuarrie, The Usual Suspects
Adapted ScreenplayJohn Hodge, Trainspotting
Foreign FilmThe Postman (II Postino), Italy

Director John Schlesinger was honored with a lifetime achievement trophy.

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