The Watchers

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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Awards Season 2014: BAFTA Winners

Tonight (Sunday 16 February), at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the 67th British Academy Film Awards were given out in a star-studded ceremony hosted for the ninth time by Stephen Fry. In attendance were stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender, Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amy Adams and Cate Blanchett to honour the best in film. 

Here's a full list of BAFTA winners:

Best Film: 12 Years A Slave

Outstanding British Film: Gravity

Leading Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave)

Leading Actress: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)

Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)

Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)

Original Screenplay: Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell (American Hustle)

Adapted Screenplay: Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope (Philomena)

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer: Kieran Evans (writer-director, Kelly + Victor)

Animated Film: Frozen

Documentary: The Act Of Killing

Film Not In The English Language: The Great Beauty

Cinematography: Gravity

Costume Design: The Great Gatsby

Editing: Rush

Make Up And Hair: American Hustle

Original Music: Gravity

Production Design:  The Great Gatsby

Sound: Gravity

Special Visual Effects: Gravity

Short Animation: Sleeping With The Fishes

Short Film: Room 8

Rising Star: Will Poulter

Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema: Peter Greenaway

BAFTA Fellowship: Dame Helen Mirren

As usual, the ceremony was broadcast on time delay on BBC1 and Stephen Fry was, as expected, a wonderful host. Gravity proved to be the big winner with six BAFTAs, taking a lot of the technical awards as well as Best Director (no surprises there) with three awards for American Hustle (including a surprise win for Jennifer Lawrence as Best Supporting Actress) and two each for 12 Years A Slave and The Great Gatsby. Cate Blanchett paid tribute to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in a moving and well-received acceptance speech for Best Actress and Helen Mirren's Fellowship acceptance speech was just lovely- I particularly loved the quote from The Tempest at the end. 

Awards season comes to a close on the first weekend of March, with the Razzies and the Independent Spirit Awards on 1 March and the 86th Annual Academy Awards on 2 March.

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