Spielberg grabs top Brit Oscars

Steven Spielberg dominated this year’s BAFTA performance awards — the British Oscars — presented in London Sunday night.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts voted “Schindler’s List” best film.

It beat competitors “The Piano,””The Remains of the Day” and “Shadowlands.” Spielberg also collected the David Lean award for best achievement in direction.

“Jurassic Park” won a new award, in which the public was asked to name their favorite film of the past year.

Ralph Fiennes was named best supporting actor for his role in “Schindler’s List.”

Spielberg also made another appearance onstage at London’s Drury Lane theater , where the ceremony was held, to present Sir Richard Attenborough with a special award for his services to the British film industry.

Attenborough’s “Shadowlands” was voted British film of the year. Holly Hunter was named best actress for “The Piano” and Anthony Hopkins won the actor nod for his role in “The Remains of the Day.”

A list of winners follows:

Fellowship award: Michael Grade.

Special awards: Richard Attenborough, Thora Hird.


Film: “Schindler’s List” (Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Branko Lustig).

British film: “Shadowlands” (Richard Attenborough, Brian Eastman).

Director: Steven Spielberg, “Schindler’s List.”

Actress: Holly Hunter, “The Piano.”

Actor: Anthony Hopkins, “The Remains of the Day.”

Supporting actress: Miriam Margolyes, “The Age of Innocence.”

Supporting actor: Ralph Fiennes, “Schindler’s List.”


Single drama: “Safe” (screenplay, David M. Thompson, Antonia Bird, Al Ashton.

Drama series: “Between the Lines,” Peter Norris.

Light entertainment: “Rory Bremner … Who Else?” (Geoff Atkinson, Elaine Morris, Steve Connelly, Tom Poole).

Comedy: “Drop the Dead Donkey” (Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin, Liddy Oldroyd).

Actress: Helen Mirren, “Prime Suspect 3.”

Actor: Robbie Coltrane, “Cracker.”