59th British Academy Film Awards

59th British Academy Film Awards
Date 19 February 2006
Best Film Brokeback Mountain
Best British Film Wallace and Gromit:
The Curse of the
Best Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman
Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Most awards Brokeback Mountain (4)
Most nominations The Constant Gardener (10)

The 59th British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on 19 February 2006, honoured the best in film for 2005.

Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain won the award for Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Best Adapted Screenplay. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit was voted Best British Film of 2005. Hot favourite, The Constant Gardener, had the most nominations with 10 categories, but only received one award, for Best Editing by Claire Simpson. Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) and Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) won awards for Best Actor and Actress in a Lead Role.

Winners and nominees

Ang Lee, Best Director winner
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Best Actor winner
Reese Witherspoon, Best Actress winner
Jake Gyllenhaal, Best Supporting Actor winner
Thandie Newton, Best Supporting Actress winner
Paul Haggis, Best Original Screenplay co-winner
John Williams, Best Original Music winner
James McAvoy, Orange Rising Star Award winner
Best Film Best Director

Brokeback Mountain

Ang LeeBrokeback Mountain

Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actress in a Leading Role

Philip Seymour HoffmanCapote as Truman Capote

Reese WitherspoonWalk the Line as June Carter

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Jake GyllenhaalBrokeback Mountain as Jack Twist

Thandie NewtonCrash as Christine Thayer

Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay

CrashPaul Haggis and Robert Moresco

Brokeback MountainDiana Ossana and Larry McMurtry

Best Cinematography Outstanding British Film

Memoirs of a Geisha

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Best Original Music Best Sound

Memoirs of a GeishaJohn Williams

Walk the Line

Best Production Design Best Special Visual Effects

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

King Kong

Best Costume Design Best Makeup and Hair

Memoirs of a Geisha

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Best Editing Best Film Not in the English Language

The Constant GardenerClaire Simpson

The Beat That My Heart Skipped (De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté)

Best Short Animation Orange Rising Star Award

Fallen Art

James McAvoy: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe as Mr Tumnus

Award breakdown


Losers (minimum two nominations)


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