What a night at the BAFTAs. Prince William was there and gave Tinie Tempah a high five during his opening performance and Leonardo DiCaprio blew us a kiss down the camera.
As Stephen Fry pointed out, this year is very much about the true story films with Captain Philips, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf Of Wall Street to name just a few dominating the nominations. He also corrected the grammar of the screen writers who made errors in their speeches – you’ve got to love Mr Fry!
Cate Blanchett beautifully dedicated her award and speech to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Gravity stole the show winning an incredible six awards. Surely that makes it the greatest science fiction film ever? Although I guess many will say that is based on ticket sales rather than awards…but it is still on at the IMAX for those that haven’t seen it yet so that may up the ticket sales.
Here are the big winners of the night (in the order they were presented on the BBC)
Ouststanding British Film – Gravity
Animated Film – Frozen
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer – Kieran Evans (Director & writer), Kelly + Victor
Actor – Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Supporting Actress – Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema – Peter Greenaway
Original Screenplay – Eric Warren Singer & David O. Russell, American Hustle
Adapted Screenplay – Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope, Philomena
The EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public) – Will Poulter
Leading Actor – Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Director – Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Leading Actress – Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Film – 12 Years a Slave
Fellowship Award (presented by HRH Prince Wales) – Dame Helen Mirren
Other winners included:
- British Short Animation – Sleeping With the Fishes
- Make-up and Hair – American Hustle
- British Short Film – Room 8
- Original Film Music – Gravity
- Costume Design – The Great Gatsby
- Documentary – The Act of Killing
- Production Design – The Great Gatsby
- Editing – Rush
- Sound – Gravity
- Special Visual Effects – Gravity
- Film Not in the English Language – The Great Beauty
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