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Film Awards Voting Procedures

Voting is restricted to registered Film Voting BAFTA Members. Voting is conducted online and each round is authenticated by BAFTA's appointed scrutineers.

Before the first round of voting, all registered voters are informed of voting rules and provided with the list of eligible films that have been entered by producers, distributors and voters.

All voters must either vote or register their abstention at every stage of voting.

Round One:

Members may vote for up to five films/individuals per category but may register their abstention from any category where they feel unqualified to vote.

Nominations in the following categories are determined by all voters:
- Best Film
- Leading Actor
- Leading Actress
- Supporting Actor
- Supporting Actress

Nominations in the following categories are determined by voters with professional experience in the relevant area:
- Director
- Cinematography
- Original Screenplay
- Adapted Screenplay
- Editing
- Sound
- Special Visual Effects
- Costume Design
- Production Design
- Make Up & Hair

Nominations in the following categories are determined by voters who have a special interest in the relevant area:
- Outstanding British Film
Film Not in the English Language
Documentary
Animated Film

Nominations in the following categories are determined by juries:
- British Short Film
- British Short Animation
- Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Results of the first round vote are scrutinised by BAFTA and its scrutineers to ensure there are no anomalies prior to the activation of the Round Two voting.

The nominations are then announced.

Note: There are only three nominations for Animated Film and British Short Animation. For For Documentary, there may be three or five nominations, this is at the discretion of BAFTA's Film Committee. Outstanding British Film, there are six nominations; five from the member vote, and a sixth decided by a jury.

Round Two:

In the second and final round, voters may vote for one film or individual per category but may register their abstention from any category where they feel unqualified to vote.

Winners in the following categories are determined by all voters:
- Best Film
- Leading Actor
- Leading Actress
- Supporting Actor
- Supporting Actress
- Director
- Cinematography
- Original Screenplay
- Adapted Screenplay
- Editing
- Sound
- Special Visual Effects
- Costume Design
- Production Design
- Make Up & Hair

Winners in the following categories are determined by members who have a special interest in the relevant area:
- Outstanding British Film
- Film Not in the English Language
- Documentary
- Animated Film
- British Short Film
- British Short Animation

The winner of Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer is determined by a jury.

Deloitte
Official Scrutineers: Deloitte LLP