files/pictures/picture-35.jpgIn its first pre-Oscar ceremony, the Orange British Film Academy Awards were handed out on Sunday, February 25, 2001. Michael Dudok de Wit's lyrical ode to a girl's love for her father over the passing of time, FATHER & DAUGHTER, took home the prize for best animated short. For best British film, Aardman Animations/DreamWorks' CHICKEN RUN was defeated by the live-action ballet picture, BILLY ELLIOT. Visual flare was a big winner in the U.K. with GLADIATOR taking home four awards including best picture and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON also nabbing four awards including best foreign language film and best director for Ang Lee. For outstanding visual effects, THE PERFECT STORM walked away with the prize for its high sea spectacle. The British Academy of Film & Television Artists presents the Orange British Film Academy Awards every year to honor the best in film.
Learn more about Michael Dudok de Wit's FATHER & DAUGHTER and the other Oscar nominees. Plus, you can vote for your favorite in AWN's Oscar Showcase