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The British Academy Film Awards and the British Academy Television Awards, collectively known as the BAFTA Awards, are presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Film categories

Current awards

  • BAFTA Award for Best Film: since 1948
  • BAFTA Award for Best British Film: since 1948
  • BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language: since 1983
  • BAFTA Award for Best Short Film: since 1980
  • BAFTA Award for Best Short Animation: since 1990
  • BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film: since 2006
  • BAFTA Award for Best Documentary: 1948–1989, 2012-present
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role: since 1968
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role: since 1968
  • BAFTA Award for Best Direction: since 1969
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role: since 1969
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: since 1969
  • BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography: since 1969
  • BAFTA Award for Best Sound: since 1969
  • BAFTA Award for Best Film Music: since 1969
  • BAFTA Award for Best Production Design: since 1969
  • BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design: since 1969
  • BAFTA Award for Best Editing: since 1978
  • BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: since 1998
  • BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects: since 1983
  • BAFTA Award for Best Makeup and Hair: since 1983
  • BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay: since 1984
  • BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay: since 1984
  • BAFTA Rising Star Award: since 2006

Retired awards

  • BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles (awarded 1952–1984)
  • BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay (awarded 1969–1983)
  • BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay (awarded 1955–1968)
  • BAFTA Award for Best British Actor (awarded 1952–1967)
  • BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor (awarded 1952–1967)
  • BAFTA Award for Best British Actress (awarded 1952–1967)
  • BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress (awarded 1952–1967)
  • BAFTA United Nations Award (awarded 1949–1976)

Television categories

Award categories presented every year are:

  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Comedy (Programme or Series)
  • Lew Grade Award for Best Entertainment Programme
  • Best Entertainment Performance - Known as Best Light Entertainment Performance prior to 2000
  • Best Female Comedy Performance
  • Best Male Comedy Performance
  • Best Drama Serial
  • Best International Programme
  • Best Drama Series
  • Best Single Drama
  • Best Continuing Drama
  • Best Current Affairs - retired in 2007
  • Best Factual Series or Strand
  • Best Feature
  • Flaherty Award for Single Documentary
  • Huw Wheldon Award for Specialist Factual
  • News Coverage
  • Situation Comedy Award
  • Sport
  • The Pioneer Award
  • International Prize
  • YouTube Audience Award