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BAFTAs: 12 Years a Slave, Gravity Win Best Picture Honors

February 18, 2014  |  10:00am
BAFTAs: <em>12 Years a Slave</em>, <em>Gravity</em> Win Best Picture Honors

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts presented its annual awards on Sunday night, and the ceremony is unique among the major awards shows in that it gives out a prize for “Best Film” and “Best British Film.” Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave took the former honor and, puzzlingly, Gravity won for Best British film. That result was controversial since Gravity is considered by most to be a Hollywood film, but according BAFTA’s bylaws, the fact that the film had a British producer and was shot in the UK using a British visual effects company was enough. Not everybody was pleased, though, with some like Fearnet’s Scott Weinberg arguing that “real” British films such as Philomena or Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom should have been recognized instead.

Here were the other big winners at Sunday’s show:

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Best British Film: Gravity
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Best Original Screenplay: American Hustle, Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
Best Adapted Screenplay: Philomena, Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
Best Foreign: The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima
Best Documentary: The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer
Best Animation: Frozen, Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Best Cinematography: Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Editing: Rush, Dan Hanley, Mike Hill
Best Production Design: The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn
Best Costume Design: The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin
Best Makeup and Hair: American Hustle, Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell
Best Sound: Gravity, Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro
Best Original Music: Gravity, Steven Price
Best Special Visual Effects: Gravity, Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny
Best British Short Animation: Sleeping with the Fishes, James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa
Best British Short Film: Room 8, James 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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