59th British Academy Film Awards
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59th British Academy Film Awards

The 59th British Academy Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, took place on 19 February 2006 and honoured the best films of 2005.

Brokeback Mountain won Best Film, Best Director for Ang Lee, Best Supporting Actor for Jake Gyllenhaal, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Philip Seymour Hoffman won Best Actor for Capote and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress for Walk the Line. The Constant Gardener had the most nominations with 10, but only received one award; Claire Simpson for Best Editing. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, directed by Nick Park and Steve Box, was voted Outstanding British Film of 2005.

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
James McAvoy, Orange Rising Star Award winner

Brokeback Mountain - Diana Ossana and James Schamus

Ang Lee - Brokeback Mountain

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote as Truman Capote

Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line as June Carter Cash

Jake Gyllenhaal - Brokeback Mountain as Jack Twist

Thandie Newton - Crash as Christine Thayer

Crash - Paul Haggis and Robert Moresco

Brokeback Mountain - Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana

Memoirs of a Geisha - Dion Beebe

Memoirs of a Geisha - Colleen Atwood

The Constant Gardener - Claire Simpson

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Howard Berger, Greg Nicotero and Nikki Gooley

Memoirs of a Geisha - John Williams

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Stuart Craig

Walk the Line - Paul Massey, Doug Hemphill, Peter Kurland and Donald Sylvester

King Kong - Joe Letteri, Christian Rivers, Brian Van't Hul and Richard Taylor

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit - Claire Jennings, David Sproxton, Nick Park, Steve Box, Mark Burton and Bob Baker

Pride & Prejudice - Joe Wright (Director)

Fallen Art - Jarek Sawko, Piotr Sikora and Tomasz Bagi?ski

Antonio's Breakfast - Howard Stogdon, Amber Templemore-Finlayson and Daniel Mulloy

  • Call Register - Kit Hawkins, Adam Tudhope and Ed Roe
  • Heavy Metal Drummer - Amanda Boyle and Luke Morris Toby MacDonald
  • Heydar, an Afghan in Tehran - Homayoun Assadian and Babak Jalali
  • Lucky - Bex Hopkins and Avie Luthra

The Beat That My Heart Skipped - Pascal Caucheteux and Jacques Audiard

James McAvoy


Films that received multiple awards
Awards Film
4 Brokeback Mountain
3 Memoirs of a Geisha
2 Crash
Walk the Line

See also


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