Very predictable winners, at least at the major categories, and the British ones, of course. As the original Academy of whom BAFTA is just a copycat, the winners in each category is voted by their fellow peers, actors by actors, writers by writers and directors by directors, you understand very well, I hope, what I mean. I’m really sorry for not expressing my predictions a little bit earlier, but major work has intervened and I’m really happy to even be in time with this post. The whole list of nominees, if you want to remember it is here, in my previous post on this subject.
Outstanding British Film:
I have not had any doubt, because they also predicted all this. With a Mexican Director and Writer, Alfonso Cuarón, and with two Hollywood super stars, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, it was logic for this film to be voted in this category. The production has been British – American, so my joke stops here.
Best British Short Film:
Best British Short Animation:
“Sleeping With The Fishes”
Best Production Design:
“The Great Gatsby”
Great, grand, whatever.
“The Act Of Killing”
Best Make-Up & Hair:
Of course, I’m happy it was not Best Film for them.
Best Costume Design:
“The Great Gatsby”
Of course, grandiose costumes by Catherine Martin.
Best Original Music:
Steven Price, very good indeed.
Best Animated Film:
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer:
Kieran Evans, Kelly + Victor
Best Supporting Actor:
Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Outstanding performance, after the Globes, it hasn’t clicked that he is indeed Somali, even if he has the face. So, the movie itself is better than whatever won here.
Ok, no complains.
Best Supporting Actress:
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
She’s loved in Britain too
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema:
Best Original Screenplay:
Best Adapted Screenplay:
EE Rising Star Award:
Best Special Visual Effects:
Best Film Not in the English Language:
“The Great Beauty”
Best Leading Actor:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
They have nominated Leo at least, but they haven’t nominated the future Oscar winner, Matthew McConaughey, too Southern for them. Too bad. Not that Ejiofor wasn’t good, he was, but…
Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”
Of course, not Martin Scorsese, because he has been too spectacular. I’ll say more when the time will come.
Best Leading Actress:
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
She is Aussie, so they clutched together. I think the American Meryl Streep has been the best actress this year, yet again, only she has not even been nominated for BAFTAs. A shame. Not that Blanchett was bad, no.
“12 Years a Slave”
I couldn’t stand this movie, I’m sorry. I have left before the end of the half hour. It is not going to win the Oscar as well. They tried to captivate you with crude effects like that Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but this is not an Oscar! The future Oscar will be Scorsese’s Wolf or American Hustle, you’ll see.
You have here a video with the announcement of Best Foreign Film, meaning a Film in a language different of English:
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