After sweeping the Oscars, "Titanic" was sunk at the British equivalent, the British Academy for Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. Despite 10 nominations, James Cameron's block-buster failed to pick up a single award.
The biggest winner was "The Full Monty," with four awards, including best film.At a star-studded ceremony at a central London hotel, "Full Monty" producer Uberto Pasolini accepted the award for best film from veteran actor Michael Caine.
"The Full Monty," which won only one Oscar, also won the award for best actor for Robert Carlyle, best supporting actor for Tom Wilkinson and the audience award for best film.
After the disappointment of the Oscars, when four British actresses were nominated for an award that eventually went to American Helen Hunt, Dame Judi Dench won the best actress BAFTA for her performance as Queen Victoria in "Mrs. Brown."
The surprise winner was Gary Oldman's semi-autobiographical directorial debut, "Nil By Mouth," which picked up the Alexander Korda award for best British film. Oldman also won the award for best original screenplay.
The David Lean award for best direction went to Baz Luhrmann for his modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." The film also won the award for achievement in film music, and writers Luhrmann and Craig Pearce took the BAFTA for best adapted screenplay.
Sigourney Weaver took the best supporting actress BAFTA for her performance in "The Ice Storm."
"L.A. Confidential," which received the most nominations, 12, managed only two awards - for best editing and best sound.