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1989 - 43rd British Film Academy Awards

Best Film: Dead Poets Society - Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas
Director: Peter Weir - Dead Poets Society
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis - My Left Foot
Actress: Pauline Collins - Shirley Valentine
Supporting Actor: Ray McAnally - My Left Foot
Supporting Actress: Michelle Pfeiffer - Dangerous Liaisons
Original Screenplay: When Harry Met Sally - Nora Ephron
Adapted Screenplay: Dangerous Liaisons - Christopher Hampton

Cinematography: Mississippi Burning - Peter Biziou
Editing: Mississippi Burning - Gerry Hambling
Original Film Score: Dead Poets Society - Maurice Jarre
Costume Design: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Gabriella Pescucci
Production Design: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Dante Ferretti
Makeup: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Maggie Weston, Fabrizio Sforza
Special Effects: Back to the Future Part II
Sound: Mississippi Burning
Foreign Language Film: La vie et rien d'autre
Academy Fellowship: Alec Guinness

1988 - 42nd British Film Awards

Best Film: The Last Emperor - Jeremy Thomas, Bernardo Bertolucci
Director: Louis Malle - Au revoir les enfants
Actor: John Cleese - A Fish Called Wanda
Actress: Maggie Smith - The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
Supporting Actor: Michael Palin - A Fish Called Wanda
Supporting Actress: Judi Dench - A Handful of Dust
Original Screenplay: A World Apart - Shawn Slovo
Adapted Screenplay: The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Jean-Claude Carriere, Philip Kaufman

Cinematography: Empire of the Sun - Allen Daviau
Editing: Fatal Attraction - Michael Kahn, Peter Berger
Score: Empire of the Sun - John Williams
Costume Design: The Last Emperor - James Acheson
Production Design: Tucker: The Man and His Dream - Dean Tavoularis
Makeup: The Last Emperor - Fabrizio Sforza
Special Effects: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Sound: Empire of the Sun
Foreign Language Film: Babettes Feast
Academy Fellowship: Ingmar Bergman

1987 - 41st British Film Awards

Best Film: Jean de Florette - Claude Berri
Director: Oliver Stone - Platoon
Actor: Sean Connery - The Name of the Rose
Actress: Anne Bancroft - 84 Charing Cross Road
Supporting Actor: Daniel Auteuil - Jean de Florette
Supporting Actress: Susan Wooldridge - Hope and Glory
Original Screenplay: Wish You Were Here - David Leland
Adapted Screenplay: Jean de Florette - Claude Berri, Gerard Brach

Cinematography: Jean de Florette - Bruno Nuytten
Editing: Platoon - Claire Simpson
Score: The Untouchables - Ennio Morricone
Costume Design: Radio Days - Jeffrey Kurland
Production Design: Radio Days - Santo Loquasto
Makeup: The Name of the Rose - Hasso von Hugo
Special Effects: The Witches of Eastwick
Sound: Cry Freedom
Foreign Language Film: Offret
Academy Fellowship: Federico Fellini

1986 - 40th British Film Awards

Best Film: A Room with a View - Ismail Merchant, James Ivory
Director: Woody Allen - Hannah and Her Sisters
Actor: Bob Hoskins - Mona Lisa
Actress: Maggie Smith - A Room with a View
Supporting Actor: Ray McAnally - The Mission
Supporting Actress: Judi Dench - A Room with a View
Original Screenplay: Hannah and Her Sisters - Woody Allen
Adapted Screenplay: Out of Africa - Kurt Luedtke

Cinematography: Out of Africa - David Watkin
Editing: The Mission - Jim Clark
Score: The Mission - Ennio Morricone
Costume Design: A Room with A View
Production Design: A Room with a View - Gianni Ouaranta, Brian Ackland-Snow
Makeup: Ran - Shohichiro Meda, Tameyuki Aimi, Chihako Naito
Special Visual Effects: Aliens
Sound: Out of Africa
Foreign Language Film: Ran
Academy Fellowship: Steven Spielberg

1985 - 39th British Film Awards

Best Film: The Purple Rose of Cairo - Robert Greenhut, Woody Allen
Actor: William Hurt - Kiss of the Spider Woman
Actress: Peggy Ashcroft - A Passage to India
Supporting Actor: Denholm Elliott - Defence of the Realm
Supporting Actress: Rosanna Arquette - Desperately Seeking Susan
Original Screenplay: The Purple Rose of Cairo - Woody Allen
Adapted Screenplay: Prizzi's Honor - Richard Condon, Janet Roach

Cinematography: Amadeus - Miroslav Ondricek
Editing: Amadeus - Nna Danevic, Michael Chandler
Score: Witness - Maurice Jarre
Costume Design: The Cotton Club - Milena Canonero
Production Design: Brazil - Norman Garwood
Makeup: Amadeus - Paul LeBlanc, Dick Smith
Special Visual Effects: Brazil
Sound: Amadeus
Foreign Language Film: Colonel Redl
Academy Fellowship: Jeremy Isaacs

1984 - 38th British Film Academy Awards

Best Film: The Killing Fields - David Puttnam
Director: Wim Wenders - Paris, Texas
Actor: Haing Ngor - The Killing Fields
Actress: Maggie Smith - A Private Function
Supporting Actor: Denholm Elliott - A Private Function
Supporting Actress: Liz Smith - A Private Function
Original Screenplay: Broadway Danny Rose - Woody Allen
Adapted Screenplay: The Killing Fields - Bruce Robinson

Cinematography: The Killing Fields - Chris Menges
Editing: The Killing Fields - Jim Clark
Score: Once Upon a Time in America - Ennio Morricone
Original Song: Ghostbusters - "Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker Jr.
Costume Design: Once Upon a Time in America - Gabriella Pescucci
Production Design / Art Direction: The Killing Fields - Roy Walker
Makeup: Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes - Paul Engelen, Peter Frampton, Rick Baker, Joan Hills
Special Visual Effects: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Sound: The Killing Fields
Foreign Language Film: Carmen
Outstanding Newcomer: Haing Ngor - The Killing Fields
Academy Fellowship: Hugh Greene, Sam Spiegel

1983 - 37th British Film Awards

Best Film: Educating Rita - Lewis Gilbert
Director: Bill Forsyth - Local Hero
Actor: Michael Caine - Educating Rita & Dustin Hoffman - Tootsie
Actress: Julie Walters - Educating Rita
Supporting Actor: Denholm Elliott - Trading Places
Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis - Trading Places
Original Screenplay: The King of Comedy - Paul Zimmermann
Adapted Screenplay: Heat and Dust - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Cinematography: Fanny & Alexander - Sven Nykvist
Editing: Flashdance - Bud Smith, Walt Mulconery
Score: Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence - Ryuichi Sakamoto
Original Song: An Officer and a Gentleman - "Up Where We Belong"
Costume Design: La Traviata - Piero Tosi
Production Design / Art Direction: La Traviata - Franco Zeffirelli, Gianni Quaranta
Makeup: Tootsie - Dorothy Pearl, George Masters, C. Romania Ford
Special Visual Effects: Return of the Jedi
Sound: WarGames
Foreign Language Film: Danton
Newcomer: Phyllis Logan - Another Time, Another Place
Academy Fellowship: Richard Attenborough

1982 - 36th British Film Awards

Best Film: Gandhi - Richard Attenborough
Director: Richard Attenborough - Gandhi
Actor: Ben Kingsley - Gandhi
Actress: Katharine Hepburn - On Golden Pond
Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson - Reds
Supporting Actress: Rohini Hattangadi - Gandhi & Maureen Stapleton - Reds
Screenplay: Missing - Costa-Gavras, Donald Stewart

Cinematography: Blade Runner - Jordan Cronenweth
Film Editing: Missing - Francoise Bonnot
Score: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - John Williams
Original Song: Pink Floyd the Wall - "Another Brick in the Wall"
Costume Design: Blade Runner - Charles Knode, Michael Kaplan
Production Design: Blade Runner - Lawrence Paull
Makeup: La Guerre du Feau - Sarah Monzani, Christopher Tucker, Michelle Burke
Special Visual Effects: Poltergeist
Sound: Pink Floyd the Wall
Foreign Language Film: Cristo si e fermato a Eboli
Outstanding Newcomer: Ben Kingsley - Gandhi
Academy Fellowship: Andrzej Wajda

1981 - 35th British Film Awards

Best Film: Chariots of Fire
Director: Louis Malle - Atlantic City
Actor: Burt Lancaster - Atlantic City
Actress: Meryl Streep - The French Lieutenant's Woman
Supporting Artist: Ian Holm - Chariots of Fire
Screenplay: Gregory's Girl - Bill Forsyth

Cinematography: Tess - Geoffrey Unsworth, Ghislain Cloquet
Film Editing: Raging Bull - Thelma Schoonmaker
Film Music: The French Lieutenant's Woman - Carl Davis
Production Design: Raiders of the Lost Ark - Norman Reynolds
Costume Design: Chariots of Fire - Milena Canonero
Sound: The French Lieutenant's Woman
Most Outstanding Newcomer: Joe Pesci - Raging Bull
Academy Fellowship: Abel Gance, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

1980 - 34th British Film Awards

Best Film: The Elephant Man - Jonathan Sanger
Director: Akira Kurosawa - Kagemusha
Actor: John Hurt - The Elephant Man
Actress: Judy Davis - My Brilliant Career
Screenplay: Being There - Jerry Kosinski

Cinematography: All That Jazz - Giuseppe Rotunno
Editing: All That Jazz - Alan Heim
Original Film Music: The Empire Strikes Back - John Williams
Production Design: The Elephant Man - Stuart Craig
Costume Design: Kagemusha - Seiichiro Momosawa
Sound: Fame
Newcomer: Judy Davis - My Brilliant Career
Academy Fellowship: David Attenborough, John Huston

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