Tuesday 7 November 2023

1962, Film and Television Awards: British Academy Awards (BAFTAs)

Best British Film
Winner: 'A Taste of Honey'


  • 'The Innocents'
  • 'The Long and the Short and the Tall'
  • 'The Sundowners'
  • 'Whistle Down the Wind'

Best Film from any Source
Winners: 'Ballada O Soldate' and 'The Hustler'


  • 'Apur Sansar'
  • 'Le Trou'
  • 'The Innocents'
  • 'Judgment at Nuremberg'
  • 'The Long and the Short and the Tall'
  • 'Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli'
  • 'The Sundowners'
  • 'A Taste of Honey'
  • 'Whistle Down the Wind'


Best British Actor

Winner:  Peter Finch as Johnnie Byrne in 'No Love For Johnnie'


  • Dirk Bogarde as Melville Farr in 'Victim'

Best British Actress
Winner:  Dora Bryan as Helen in 'A Taste Of Honey'


  • Deborah Kerr as Ida Carmody in 'The Sundowners'
  • Hayley Mills as Kathy Bostock in 'Whistle Down The Wind'

Best Foreign Actor
Winner: Paul Newman as Eddie Felson in 'The Hustler'


  • Montgomery Clift as Rudolph Peterson in 'Judgment At Nuremberg'
  • Vladimir Ivashov as Private Alyosha Skvortsov in 'Ballada O Soldate'
  • Philippe Leroy as Manu Borelli in 'Le Trou'
  • Sidney Poitier as Walter Lee Younger in 'A Raisin In The Sun'
  • Maximilian Schell as defense counsel Hans Rolfe in 'Judgment At Nuremberg'
  • Alberto Sordi as Captain Blasi in 'The Best Of Enemies'

Best Foreign Actress
Winner: Sophia Loren as Cesira in 'La ciociara'


  • Annie Girardot as Nadia in 'Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli'
  • Piper Laurie as Sarah Packard in 'The Hustler'
  • Claudia McNeil as Lena Younger in 'A Raisin In The Sun'
  • Jean Seberg as Patricia Franchini in 'À bout de souffle'

Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Winner: Rita Tushingham as Jo in 'A Taste Of Honey'


  • Tony Hancock as Anthony Hancock in 'The Rebel'
  • Murray Melvin as Geoffrey Ingham in 'A Taste Of Honey'

Best British Screenplay
Winner: Wolf Mankowitz & Val Guest: 'The Day The Earth Caught Fire' and Shelagh Delaney, Tony Richardson: 'A Taste Of Honey'


  • Ted Willis: 'Flame In The Streets'
  • Carl Foreman:'The Guns Of Navarone'
  • Janet Green & John McCormick: 'Victim'
  • Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall: 'Whistle Down The Wind'

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