BAFTA Awards: ‘Gravity’ & ’12 Years A Slave’ Take the Most Trophies

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BAFTA Awards: ‘Gravity’ & ’12 Years A Slave’ Take the Most Trophies

The 67th British Academy Film Awards was this past Sunday, February 16th. Sometimes providing a potential glimpse at what Oscar night may bring, the winners were fairly safe bets and may prove as consolation prizes if Academy members vote rogue this year. Gravity took home the most statues with 6 wins, including Best Director and the ambiguously titled Best British Film.  12 Years a Slave took home the top honor of Best Picture, a feat that may prove more difficult in the States, where it’s up against 8 other films rather than the BAFTA’s 4 others.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Cate Blanchett took the top acting awards, but considering the BAFTA’s gave literally no love to The Dallas Buyers Club, they’ve left out a slew of serious contenders who will be putting up a fight at the Oscars this year. The Academy isn’t as likely to hand out an Oscar to a first timer, so Barkhad Abdi’s BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor may be his only win, but Jennifer Lawrence, who took home the Best Supporting Actress statue Sunday night, has as much a chance as anyone in this year’s highly competitive pool for the Oscars.

Rounding out the evening the Academy Fellowship, the highest honor given out at the BAFTA’s was awarded to Dame Helen Mirren.

Complete list of BAFTA winners:

Best Picture: 12 Years A Slave
Best British Film: Gravity
Best Director: Alfonso CuarónGravity
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor12 Years a Slave
Best Actress: Cate BlanchettBlue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor: Barkhad AbdiCaptain Phillips
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer LawrenceAmerican Hustle
Best Original Screenplay: American HustleEric Warren SingerDavid O. Russell
Best Adapted Screenplay: PhilomenaSteve CooganJeff Pope
Best Foreign: The Great BeautyPaolo SorrentinoNicolaGiulianoFrancesca Cima
Best Documentary: The Act of Killing – Joshua Oppenheimer
Best Animation: FrozenChris BuckJennifer Lee
Best Cinematography: GravityEmmanuel Lubezki
Best Editing: RushDan HanleyMike Hill
Best Production Design: The Great GatsbyCatherine MartinBeverley Dunn
Best Costume Design: The Great GatsbyCatherine Martin
Best Make Up and Hair: American HustleEvelyne NorazLori McCoy-Bell
Best Sound: GravityGlenn FreemantleSkip LievsayChristopher BensteadNiv AdiriChris Munro
Best Original Music: GravitySteven Price
Best Special Visual Effects: Gravity – Tim WebberChris LawrenceDavid ShirkNeil Corbould,Nikki Penny
Best British Short Animation: Sleeping with the FishesJames WalkerSarah WoolnerYousif Al-Khalifa
Best British Short Film: Room 8James W. Griffiths & Sophie Venner
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Keiran Evans (Director/Writer), Kelly + Victor
The EE Rising Star Award (voted for by public): Will Poulter

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