Gravity Dominated BAFTAs



The BAFTA Awards in London had their definite winner pick up several top prizes including Best Screen Play, Music, Cinematography and Best British Film. Can you guess which move that was?

It was the outer space drama Gravity that received six trophies at the Royal Opera House. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are probably more than happy with the outcome of the glamorous evening, and to top it off, Alfonso Cuaron took home the Best Director award.

However, not only Bullock and Clooney are celebrating. Jennifer Lawrence and Barkhad Abdi also have a reason to be happy since they both went home with the Best Supporting Actress and Actor award for American Hustle and Captain Phillips, respectively.

Probably the biggest disappointment of the night was for 12 Years A Slave, which took the Best Film and Best Actor awards for Chiwetel Ejiofor, but sadly lost in several other categories.

The Best Actress award went to Cate Blanchett for her role in the Woody Allen comedy Blue Jasmine. However, she dedicated her award to her late friend Seymour Hoffman saying, “Phil, buddy – this is for you, you b**tard! I hope you’re proud.”

Several movies that competed for the Best Foreign Film honour, including Blue Is The Warmest Color, The Great Beauty, Metro Manila and Wadjda, were beaten by The Act of Killing.

The Great Gatsby won the Production Design and Costume Design awards, while Frozen received the Best Animated Film prize.

Director Peter Greenaway, who directed The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, and Dame Helen Mirren, received special top honours at the ceremony. The director received the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award for 2014, while Helen became a BAFTA fellow.

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