Slumdog Millionaire wins again. It’s BAFTA this time
As I continue my major coverage of February awards shows, I just can’t miss the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) that were held in London last night.
Big A-list names were among the nominees. Check it out, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz, and many others were announced in 24 categories.
And just like at most of the awards shows this year, Angelina Jolie didn’t take any award, neither her partner Brad Pitt, though both were nominated in the Best Actor/ Actress categories. Instead, Kate Winslet was honored with the award for The Reader, and Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler.
Like everyone expected, Slumdog Millionaire was named the Best Film, Danny Boyle was honored best director, and Heath Ledger was named Best Supporting Actor for The Dark Knight. Brad Pitt’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button took some of the “technical” awards as best production design, visual effects, and make up and hair.
Generally, Slumdog Millionaire was the biggest winner of the night, taking 7 awards.
BAFTA is considered British version of the Oscar, so can the Oscar ceremony follow the same scenario? We’ll see it on Feb. 22nd.
So far, here’s the complete list of the 2009 Orange British Academy Film Awards winners:
Best Film – Slumdog Millionaire
British Film – Man on Wire
Best Actor – Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Best Actress – Kate Winslet, The Reader
Best Supporting Actor – Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress – Penelope Cruz, Vicky Christina Barcelona
Best Director – Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Best First-time Director – Steve McQueen, Hunger
Best Rising Star – Noel Clarke
Original Screenplay – Martin McDonagh, In Bruges
Adapted Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Film Not in the English Language – I’ve Loved You So Long
Music – A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Cinematography – Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Editing – Chris Dickens, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Production Design – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Costume Design – The Duchess
Best Sound – Slumdog Millionaire
Visual Effects – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Make up and Hair – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Animated Feature – WALL-E
Best Short Animation – Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death
Best Short Film – September
Academy Fellowship – Terry Gilliam
- Slumdog Millionaire
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