Initially an award was presented for cinematography, with further prizes for art direction and costume design added in 1965. Due to the different demands that were made on those working in colour and black and white, each category originally included two awards.
The evolution of the Academy's approach continued in 1969 with the first awards being presented for editing and original score, before the introduction of prizes for sound design (1981) and later make-up and special visual effects (both launched in 1983).
Image: Unit still of the cast and crew on the set of Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). The film was the first to be awarded Best British Art Direction – Black and White. The award was presented to Sir Ken Adam, legendary British production designer at the 1965 ceremony.