’12 Years A Slave’ & ‘Gravity’ Earn More Accolades at the 2014 BAFTA Awards

By February 17, 2014
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As award season finally starts winding down before its culmination at the Oscars in early March, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (or BAFTA) took its turn to offer awards to what the organization deems the best films of last year. I’m not big on prognosticating about award shows (because ultimately, art stands on its own), but the fact that Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave and Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity were the big winners here seems to imply that these movies are in a neck-and-neck race toward the Academy Award for Best Picture. Take a look at the full list of winners below (via the BAFTA’s website), and check out Cate Blanchett’s touching speech dedicating her award to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman at the very bottom of the page.

Best Film:
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Philomena

Outstanding British Film:
Gravity
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Philomena
Rush
Saving Mr. Banks
The Selfish Giant

Director:
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell – American Hustle
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

Leading Actor
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips

Leading Actress
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks

Supporting Actor:
Barkhad Adbi – Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl – Rush
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Matt Damon – Behind the Candelabra
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave

Supporting Actress:
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
Oprah Winfrey – Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer:
Writer Colin Carberry – Good Vibrations
Writer Kelly Marcel – Saving Mr. Banks
Writer/Director Kieren Evans – Kelly + Victor
Writer/Director Paul Wright – For Those in Peril
Writer/Director Scott Graham – Shell

Original Screenplay:
Eric Warren Singer & David O. Russell – American Hustle
Woody Allen – Blue Jasmine
Alfonso & Jonas Cuaron – Gravity
Joel & Ethan Coen – Inside Llewyn Davis
Bob Nelson – Nebraska

Adapted Screenplay:
Richard LaGravenese – Behind the Candelabra
Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope – Philomena
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
Terrence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street

Documentary:
The Act of Killing
The Armstrong Lie
Blackfish
Tim’s Vermeer
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

Film Not in the English Language:
The Act of Killing
Blue is the Warmest Color
The Great Beauty
Metro Manila
Wadjda

Animated Film:
Despicable Me 2
Disney’s Frozen
Monsters University

Original Music:
John Williams – The Book Thief
Henry Jackman – Captain Phillips
Steven Price – Gravity
Thomas Newman – Saving Mr. Banks
Hans Zimmer – 12 Years a Slave

Cinematography:
Barry Ackroyd – Captain Phillips
Emmanuel Lubezki – Gravity
Bruno Delbonnel – Inside Llewyn Davis
Phedon Papamichael – Nebraska
Sean Bobbitt – 12 Years a Slave

Production Design:
American Hustle
Behind the Candelabra
Gravity

The Great Gatsby
12 Years a Slave

Editing:
Captain Phillips
Gravity

Rush
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Costume Design:
American Hustle
Behind the Candelabra

The Great Gatsby
The Invisible Woman
Saving Mr. Banks

Sound:
All Is Lost
Captain Phillips

Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Rush

Special Visual Effects:
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim
Star Trek Into Darkness

Make-Up and Hair:
American Hustle
Behind the Candelabra
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
The Great Gatsby
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

British Short Film:
Island Queen
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Orbit Ever After

Room 8
Sea View

Short Animation:
Everything I Can See From Here
I Am Tom Moody

Sleeping With The Fishes

EE Rising Star Award:
Dane DeHaan
George MacKay
Lupita Nyong’o
Will Poulter
Lea Seydoux

There are a few surprises in there for me: Ron Howard’s Rush winning the editing award, American Hustle winning the screenplay award (really?), and Jennifer Lawrence beating out Lupita Nyong’o for Best Supporting Actress. I love J-Law as much as the next guy, but I’m really hoping Lupita can pull the upset on Oscar night. Anyway, here’s Blanchett’s speech, in which she dedicates her award to her The Talented Mr. Ripley co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman:

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  • Jesus M Kilkenny

    Too be honest. I wasn’t familiar BAFTA.. I was under my marriage rock. This list just helped me pick about 5 movies I must see and never thought twice about them.