6th British Academy Film Awards

The 6th British Academy Film Awards, retroactively known as the British Academy Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) (previously the British Film Academy) in 1953, honoured the best films of 1952. The Sound Barrier won the award for Best Film.

Winners and nominees

Best Film

The Sound Barrier

Best Foreign Actor

Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire

Best British Actor

Ralph Richardson in The Sound Barrier

Best British Actress

Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire

Best Foreign Actress

Simone Signoret in Casque d'or

Best Documentary Film

Best British Film

The Sound Barrier

UN Award

Cry, The Beloved Country

Most Promising Newcomer To Film

Claire Bloom in Limelight

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