62nd British Academy Film Awards

62nd British Academy Film Awards
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
Most awards Slumdog Millionaire (7)
Most nominations The Curious Case of Benjamin Button & Slumdog Millionaire (11)

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

Danny Boyle, Best Director winner
Mickey Rourke, Best Actor winner
Kate Winslet, Best Actress winner
Heath Ledger, Best Supporting Actor winner
Penélope Cruz, Best Supporting Actress winner
Best Film Best Director

Slumdog Millionaire

Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire

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

Mickey Rourke The Wrestler

Kate Winslet The Reader

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

Heath Ledger The Dark Knight

Penélope Cruz Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay

In BrugesMartin McDonagh

Slumdog MillionaireSimon Beaufoy

Best Cinematography Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Slumdog Millionaire Anthony Dod Mantle

Steve McQueenHunger (director/writer)

Outstanding British Film Best Original Music

Man on Wire

Slumdog Millionaire A. R. Rahman

Best Sound Best Production Design

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

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

Best Special Visual Effects Best Costume Design

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

The Duchess Michael O'Connor

Best Makeup and Hair Best Editing

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

Slumdog Millionaire Chris Dickens

Best Film Not in the English Language Best Animated Film

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


Best Short Animation Best Short Film

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

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
Orange Rising Star Award

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:


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