Bafta awards announced
Last night Bafta’s award ceremony from the Royal Opera was full of glamour and stars and not short of surprises.
As expected, Atonement was named Best Film. But in spite of 14 nominations, it took home only one other prize for the Production Design.
Surprisingly, La Vie En Rose, Edith Piaf biopic, was more successful, winning 4 Baftas. Marion Cotillard, who stared in the movie, won the Best Actress award. The film also won awards for Music, Make Up & Hair and Costume Design, presented posthumously to designer Marit Allen.
As expected, Daniel Day-Lewis won the Best Actor award for his role in Oil prospecting drama “There Will be Blood”.
Joel and Ethan Coen won the Director award for No Country for Old Men and Javier Bardem was named Supporting Actor for his performance. The film also received the Cinematography BAFTA.
Anthony Hopkins was awarded the Academy Fellowship, the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA, in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film.
This is England was named Best British Film, one of 6 award categories decided by BAFTA jury. The Film Not in the English Language award was won by The Lives of Others.
The Original Screenplay BAFTA was presented to Diablo Cody for Juno and the Adapted Screenplay award went to Ronald Harwood for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
The award for Animated Film was won by Ratatouille. The Special Visual Effects BAFTA was presented to The Golden Compass.
Writer Matt Greenhalgh won The Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer for their First Feature Film for Control.
The Pearce Sisters won the Short Animation award and the Short Film award was presented to Dog Altogether.
The Orange British Academy Film Awards were hosted by Jonathan Ross and broadcast on BBC ONE at 21:00. The Awards were sponsored by Orange for the 11th year running and the awards broadcast was produced by Whizz Kid Productions.
(presented in 2008)
THE ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP
OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA
ATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul Webster
BEST BRITISH FILM
THIS IS ENGLAND – Mark Herbert/Shane Meadows
THE CARL FOREMAN AWARD for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer for their First Feature Film
MATT GREENHALGH (Writer) – Control
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Joel Coen/Ethan Coen
JUNO – Diablo Cody
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY – Ronald Harwood
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
THE LIVES OF OTHERS – Quirin Berg/Max Wiedemann/Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
RATATOUILLE – Brad Bird
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS – There Will Be Blood
MARION COTILLARD – La Vie en Rose
JAVIER BARDEM – No Country for Old Men
TILDA SWINTON – Michael Clayton
LA VIE EN ROSE – Christopher Gunning
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Roger Deakins
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Christopher Rouse
ATONEMENT – Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer
LA VIE EN ROSE – Marit Allen
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Kirk Francis/Scott Millan/David Parker/Karen Baker Landers/Per Hallberg
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
THE GOLDEN COMPASS – Michael Fink/Bill Westenhofer/Ben Morris/Trevor Wood
MAKE UP & HAIR
LA VIE EN ROSE – Jan Archibald/Didier Lavergne
THE PEARCE SISTERS – Jo Allen/Luis Cook
DOG ALTOGETHER – Diarmid Scrimshaw/Paddy Considine
THE ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)