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TitleSociety of Film and Television Arts (SFTA) - Presentation of the 1970 Awards (now known as BAFTA)
Performance Date4 March 1971
Performance DayThursday
Performance Time20:00
Main PerformersJosephine Douglas,
HRH Princess Anne,
Peter Sellers - award presenters
Secondary PerformersThe Young Generation Dancers
Performance HostRichard Attenborough
Orchestra or BandAcker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band,
Max Cherry and The Cherrypickers
Set ListProduction and Direction Awards:
Best Drama Production - 'The Lie', Alan Bridges,
Best Factual Production - 'The Tribe That Hides From Man', Adrian Cowell,
Best Light Entertainment Production - Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise for 'The Morecambe and Wise Show',
Best Specialised Production,
Craft Awards,
Best Script,
Best Design

Performance Awards:
Best Actor - Keith Michell for 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII' / 'An Ideal Husband',
Best Actress - Annette Crosbie for 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon',
Best Light Entertainment Performance - David Croft for 'Dad's Army'

1970 Film Nominations:
Best Film,
Best Direction,
United Nations Award for the best Film Illustrating One or More of the Principles of the United Nations (UN) Charter - Miss Jo Ann Pflugg for 'MASH',
Best Short Film,
Best Specialised Film,
Best Animated Film,
Robert Flaherty Award for the best feature-length documentary

1970 Film Craft Nominations:
Best Screenplay,
Best Cinematography,
Best Art Direction,
Best Costume Design,
Best Film Editing,
Best Sound Track

1970 Film Performance Nominations:
The Best Actress - Katharine Ross, 'Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid / Tell Them Willie Boy is Here',
Best Supporting Actress - Suzanne York for 'They Shoot Horses Don't They',
The Best Actor - Robert Redford for 'Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid / Tell Them Willie Boy is Here', and 'Downhill Racer',
Best Supporting Actor,
Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles,
Anthony Asquith Memorial Award - 'Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid', Burt Bacharach
Royal PresenceHRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal
Let TypeExclusive Let
Performance NotesFor the first time, the Society bestowed a Fellowship on someone who had left a permanent influence on the world of the big or small screen. The very first BAFTA Fellowship Award was bestowed on Alfred Hitchcock Fellowship

HRH The Princess Anne attended the event as President of the Society of Film and Television Arts.

The event was broadcast on BBC1 from 21:20.

Associated Press Archive hold B&W British Movietone footage of the event (BM96877).

Guests at the event included Harry Secombe, the cast of Dad's Army including David Croft, Dustin Hoffman (recieved award on behalf of Robert Redford), Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Leslie Mitchell, Judy Geeson (received award on behalf of Katherine Ross), Jo Ann Pflugg, John Mills, Percy Livingstone, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlton Heston, Dame Edith Evans, Mia Farrow, Judy Geeson, Margaret Tyzack, Barbara Murray, Sacha Distel, David Croft.
Related Archival MaterialProgramme (RAHE/1/1971/30)

Related Names

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