Sunday, February 10, 2008

BAFTA Winners!

No Country for Old Men and Atonement split the top two prizes at this year's British Academy Awards, with Joe Wright's period romance taking home Best Film and the Coen Brothers taking Best Director. It should really come as no surprise that the Brits would honor Atonement, and seeing as how the film has no shot at the Oscar without a directing nod, this was the perfect way for the British Academy to single out the film.

Marion Cotillard pulled off a minor upset in the Best Actress category, beating out the favored Julie Christie. It will be interesting to see who takes the Oscar between these two and Ellen Page.

The Supporting Actress race got even more muffled as well, with Tilda Swinton be awarded for Michael Clayton. I really have no idea how this category is going to go in two weeks time. I could make a case for all five nominees.

And then there is Daniel Day-Lewis and Javier Bardem, who are all but unbeatable at this point.

I'd also like to say that I am proud of the BAFTAs for awarding Matt Greenhalgh the Carl Foreman Award for his script to the fantatsic Ian Curtis bio-pic Control, which made my personal Top 10 list last year.

Here is the full list of winners, courtesy of Red Carpet District:

Best Film
"Atonement"
presented by Kevin Spacey and Jeff Goldblum

Best British Film
"This Is England"
presented by Sylvester Stallone

Best Director
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
presented by Ian McKellan

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"
presented by Kate Hudson

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard, "La Vie en Rose"
presented by Harvey Keitel

Best Supporting Actor
Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"
presented by Marion Cotillard

Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton, "Michael Clayton"
presented by Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Best Adapted Screenplay
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
presented by Hugh Laurie

Best Original Screenplay
"Juno"
presented by Alfonso Cuaron

Best Film Not in the English Language
"The Lives of Others"
presented by Thandie Newton

Best Animated Film
"Ratatouille"
presented by Eddie Izzard

Best Cinematography
"No Country for Old Men"
presented by Jason Isaacs

Best Costume Design
"La Vie en Rose"
presented by Jason Isaacs

Best Editing
"The Bourne Ultimatum"
presented by Kelly Reilly and Paul Dano

Best Makeup & Hair
"La Vie en Rose"
presented by Naomie Harris and Rosamund Pike

Best Music
"La Vie en Rose"
presented by Rhys Ifans and Jessica Biel

Best Production Design
"Atonement"
presented by Naomie Harris and Rosamund Pike

Best Sound
"The Bourne Ultimatum"
presented by Kelly Reilly and Paul Dano

Best Visual Effects
"The Golden Compass"
presented by Emily Blunt

Best Short Animation
"The Pierce Sisters"
presented by Ricky Gervais

Best Short Film
"Dog Altogether"
presented by Ricky Gervais

Academy Fellowship
Anthony Hopkins
presented by Richaerd Attenborough

Orange Rising Star Award
Shia LaBeouf
presented by Eva Green

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
Barry Wilkinson
presented by Daniel Radcliffe

Carl Foreman Award
Matt Greenhalgh, "Control"
presented by Orlando Bloom

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