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Feb 17, 2014

BAFTA Awards 2014

You know my reactions if you've been following me on Twitter or if you are a part of that particular Facebook group and I am tired so I'll just be short. BAFTA really offered some real surprises, some shocks and left a bad taste in my mouth. I don't get how "12 Years a Slave" wins Best Picture when it only has one other win, best lead actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor? They failed to award it even adapted screenplay which went to "Philomena", which wasn't going to win best British film since "Gravity" was there... which wasn't going to win best film since "12 Years a Slave" was supposed to win... which wasn't going to win director since Alfonso Cuaron deserved that prize.... and on and on this goes.

Anyways, Gravity won a total of 6 awards, the most of the ceremony. Cuaron continues to win, so does the film in technical categories. The biggest shock of the night for me was "Rush" winning editing over "Gravity" and the supposed threat that is "Captain Phillips". Then Barkhad Abdi winning over Michael Fassbender. Of course Lupita Nyong'o failed to win supporting actress as well... which went to the beloved J-Law. "The Great Beauty" won foreign film award over "Blue is the Warmest Color" but frankly, that wasn't a shock. Not as big as the others. "The Great Gatsby" won 2 awards for production design and costumes.

Here is the full list of the winners:

Best Picture – 12 Years a Slave

Best Director – Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Best British Film – 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 and David O. Russell)

Best Adapted Screenplay – Philomena (Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope)

Best Film Not in English Language - The Great Beauty

Best Animated Feature – Frozen

Best Documentary – The Act of Killing

Best Editing – Rush

Best Cinematography – Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)

Best Production Design – The Great Gatsby

Best Costume Design – The Great Gatsby

Best Makeup & Hair – American Hustle

Best Visual Effects – Gravity

Best Music – Gravity (Steven Price)

Best Sound – Gravity

Best British Short, Live Action – Room 8

Best British Short, Animation – Sleeping with the Fishes

Outstanding British Debut – Kieran Evans (Kelly + Victor)

EE BAFTA Rising Star – Will Poulter

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema - Peter Greenaway

BAFTA Fellowship - Helen Mirren