61st British Academy Film Awards

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61st British Academy Film Awards
Date10 February 2008
SiteRoyal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Hosted byJonathan Ross
Best FilmAtonement
Best British FilmThis Is England
Best ActorDaniel Day-Lewis
There Will Be Blood
Best ActressMarion Cotillard
La Vie en Rose (La Môme)
Most awardsLa Vie en Rose (La Môme) (4)
Most nominationsAtonement (14)

The 61st British Academy Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, took place on 10 February 2008 and honoured the best films of 2007.

Atonement won Best Film, while Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, won Best Director for No Country for Old Men, which also went on to win Best Cinematography and Best Supporting Actor for Javier Bardem. Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor for There Will Be Blood, Marion Cotillard won Best Actress for La Vie en Rose (La Môme), and Tilda Swinton won Best Supporting Actress for Michael Clayton. This Is England, directed by Shane Meadows, was voted Outstanding British Film of 2007.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Coen brothers, Best Director winners
Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Actor winner
Marion Cotillard, Best Actress winner
Javier Bardem, Best Supporting Actor winner
Tilda Swinton, Best Supporting Actress winner
Diablo Cody, Best Original Screenplay winner
Shia LaBeouf, Orange Rising Star Award winner

BAFTA Fellowship[edit]

Anthony Hopkins

Best Film Best Director


Joel Coen and Ethan CoenNo Country for Old Men

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

Daniel Day-LewisThere Will Be Blood

Marion CotillardLa Vie en Rose (La Môme)

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

Javier BardemNo Country for Old Men

Tilda SwintonMichael Clayton

Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay

JunoDiablo Cody

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon)Ronald Harwood

Best Cinematography Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer in their first Feature Film

No Country for Old MenRoger Deakins

Matt GreenhalghControl (Writer)

Outstanding British Film Best Original Music

This Is England

La Vie en Rose (La Môme)Christopher Gunning

Best Sound Best Production Design

The Bourne UltimatumKirk Francis, Scott Millan, Dave Parker, Karen Baker Landers, and Per Hallberg

AtonementSarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer

Best Special Visual Effects Best Costume Design

The Golden Compass – Michael Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris, and Trevor Wood

La Vie en Rose (La Môme)Marit Allen

Best Makeup and Hair Best Editing

La Vie en Rose (La Môme)Jan Archibald and Didier Lavergne

The Bourne UltimatumChristopher Rouse

Best Film Not in the English Language Best Animated Film

The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)


Best Short Animation Best Short Film

The Pearce SistersJo Allen and Luis Cook

  • The Crumblegiant – Pearse Moore and John McCloskey
  • Head Over Heels – Osbert Parker, Fiona Pitkin, and Ian Gouldstone

Dog Altogether – Diarmid Scrimshaw and Paddy Considine

Orange Rising Star Award

Shia LaBeouf

Films with multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Films that received multiple awards
Wins Film
4 La Vie en rose
3 No Country for Old Men
2 Atonement
The Bourne Ultimatum