The EE British Academy Film Awards recognise excellence and reward talent through a process that includes two rounds of voting by members, specialist chapters and juries.
The winners and nominees in the majority of categories are voted for by 6,500 BAFTA members, who are comprised of industry professionals and creatives around the world. Members vote to decide the nominations from hundreds of films in round one, then vote for the winner in round two. Find out more about the journey to from entries to nominations to BAFTA wins in each category below.
Round One Voting
Round Two Voting
|All voters||All voters|
Special Visual Effects
|Relevant specialist chapter||All voters|
Make Up & Hair
|Costume Design and Make Up & Hair chapters*||All voters|
|Screenplay chapter||All voters|
|Animated Film||Opt-in Animation Champter||Opt-in Animation chapter|
|Documentary||Opt-in Documentary chapter||Opt-in Documentary chapter|
|Film Not in the English Language||Opt-in FNIEL chapter||Opt-in FNIEL chapter|
|Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer||Jury||Jury|
|British Short Film||Opt-in longlisting group and jury**||Opt-in Shorts chapter|
|British Short Animation||Jury||Opt-in Shorts chapter|
|Outstanding British Film||Opt-in British Film chapter and Jury***||Opt-in British Film Chapter|
* The Costume Design chapter and Make Up & Hair chapter are currently combined; members of these chapters vote in both categories.
** Entries considered by the Short Film Jury are initially reviewed by members of the Shorts chapter who have opted in to longlisting groups.
*** Outstanding British Film: The opt-in chapter have three votes in Round One. The top three from this vote are automatically nominated; the next twelve from the chapter vote are considered by a jury who select a further three nominations totalling six nominees.