BAFTA 2014: The Report

We take a look at the BAFTA Awards, the highlight of the British cinematic calendar!

The movie stars and filmmakers of this world gathered in London last night to attend The British Academy of Film and Television Awards. Getting the show underway with his opening monologue was host for the ninth time, Stephen Fry. It was a tame – rarely funny – introduction, but Fry’s charm rarely fails to win you over and he managed to force a kiss for the camera from heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio (something he did last year with Brad Pitt) and generate considerable laughter from the audience when he mentioned that Helen Mirren had come with her grandson: Prince William. It was kept short, the highlight being a plea to keep award speeches short with a quintessentially British metaphor of tea: “you would not thank the kettle, or the cup, or the cow”. The awards were then quickly given and here are the winners:

Best Picture

Our Prediction was: 12 Years a Slave

Winner: 12 Years a Slave


Best British Film

Our prediction was: Gravity

Winner: Gravity


Best Director

Our prediction was: Steve McQueen

Winner: Alfonso Cuaron


Best Actor

Our prediction was: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Winner: Chiwetel Ejiofor


Best Actress

Our prediction was: Cate Blanchett

Winner: Cate Blanchett


Best Supporting Actor

Our prediction was: Barkhad Abdi

Winner: Barkhad Abdi


Best Supporting Actress

Our prediction was: Lupita Nyong’o

Winner: Jennifer Lawrence


Best Original Screenplay

Our prediction was: Inside Llewyn Davis

Winner: American Hustle


Best Adapted Screenplay

Our prediction was: 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley

Winner: Philomena, Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope


Film Not in the English Language

Our prediction was: The Great Beauty

Winner: The Great Beauty


Best Documentary

Our prediction was: The Act of Killing

Winner: The Act of Killing


Best Animation

Our prediction was: Frozen

Winner: Frozen


Best Cinematography

Our prediction was: Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki

Winner: Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki


Best Editing

Our prediction was: 12 Years a Slave

Winner: Rush


Best Production Design

Our prediction was: 12 Years a Slave

Winner: The Great Gatsby


Best Costume Design

Our prediction was: American Hustle

Winner: The Great Gatsby


Best Make Up and Hair

Our prediction was: American Hustle

Winner: American Hustle


Best Sound

Our prediction was: Gravity

Winner: Gravity


Best Original Music

Our prediction was: 12 Years a Slave

Winner: Gravity


Best Special Visual Effects

Our prediction was: Gravity

Winner: Gravity


The EE Rising Star award

Our prediction was: Lupita Nyong’o

Winner: Will Poulter


Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema: Peter Greenaway

Academy Fellowship Award: Dame Helen Mirren


Multiple winners on the night:

Gravity = 6 Awards (Best British Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Special Visual Effects, Best Original Music, Best Sound)

American Hustle = 3 Awards (Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Hair and Make Up)

12 Years a Slave = 2 Awards (Best Actor, Best Film)

The Great Gatsby = 2 Awards (Best Production Design, Best Costume Design)

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