List of common film awards categories

This is a list of categories of awards commonly awarded through organizations that bestow film awards, including those presented by various film, festivals, and people's awards.

Best Actor/Best Actress

Best Adapted Screenplay

A "Best Adapted Screenplay" award is generally issued for the best achievement in transferring a written work from another genre, such as a novel or comic book, in whole or in part, to a feature film.

Best Original Screenplay

Best Animated Feature Film

Best Cinematography

Best Costume Design

Best Director

Best Film Editing

Best Foreign Language Film

A "Best Foreign Language Film" is generally awarded to a film originating in a country and language different from those where the award is being given.

Best Makeup

Best Picture

Best Production Design

Best Score (or Best Original Score)

Best Song (or Best Original Song)

Best Sound

Best Special Effects (or Best Visual Effects)

See also

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