Awards Categories

The film, television and games industries evolve faster than most other art forms - in part because they are dependent on constantly changing technology. As the craft of the screen media developed, so too did BAFTA’s award categories, in an effort to reflect emerging art forms and creativity.

1983
World View: New category for foreign language films
1983
Movie Magic: Effects wizardry recognised
1969
In Tune: Anthony Asquith Award introduced
1949
A Proud British Tradition: Documentary recognised at ver...
1953
Spotlight On New Talent: Most Promising Newcomer introdu...
1953
Class Act: Performance categories introduced
1954
New Moves: Animation gets its own award
1955
The Write Stuff: Screenwriting categories created
1964
Shine a Light: Film Awards introduce craft categories
1969
One Vision: Film direction gets its own category
1971
The Fellowship: BAFTA’s top prize
1993
Welcome Back: British Film category returns
1999
Outstanding Debut Film: That all important first feature...
1973
Funny Business: TV Sitcom category introduced
1954
TV Personalities: Homegrown entertainers recognised
1986
Breaking News: BAFTA responds to rise in news programmin...
1999
Cleaning Up: Soap Opera category introduced
2006
Children's Awards: Reflecting a changing industry
2013
Home Grown: British Game category introduced
2010
Playing Up: Young Game Designers Launch