Here’s a look at who were the proud winners of the coveted BAFTA this year!
Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Cate Blanchett took home the leading actor and actress award, respectively, at the 2014 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. Blanchett received the trophy for her role of a rich Manhattan socialite in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine and Ejiofor won the award for his performance in 12 Years A Slave, reports mirror.co.uk. Blanchett dedicated her win to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died earlier this month in New York, calling him “a continual profound touchstone”.
The best film award went to 12 Years A Slave and outstanding British film trophy went to Gravity for which Alfonso Cuarón got the best director award. Jennifer Lawrence won the best supporting actress for American Hustle, while Barkhad Abdi received the best supporting actor trophy for Captain Phillips.
Veteran actor Dame Helen Mirren was given BAFTA’s highest accolade, a fellowship. In her acceptance speech, Mirren paid tribute to a teacher who inspired her to become an actor. Director Peter Greenaway, who helmed films like The Cook, The Thief and The Wife, received the outstanding British contribution to cinema award.
The awards ceremony, presented by veteran comedian and writer Stephen Fry, was held at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden here.
Other winners include:
Documentary: The Act Of Killing
The EE rising star award (voted for by the public): Will Poulter
Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer in 2014: Kieran Evans – Kelly + Victor
Film not in the English language: The Great Beauty
Original screenplay: American Hustle – Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
Adapted screenplay: Philomena – Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
Original music: Gravity – Steven Price
Cinematography: Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki
Editing: Rush – Dan Hanley, Mike Hill
Production design: The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn
Costume design: The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin
Make up and hair: American Hustle – Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell, Kathrine Gordon
Sound: Gravity – Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro
Special visual effects: Gravity – Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny
British short animation: Sleeping With The Fishes – James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa
British short film: Room 8 – James W. Griffiths, Sophie Venner
Animated feature: Frozen