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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Chiwetel Ejiofor Finally Gets Some Love from the BAFTAs (Cate Blanchett and 12 YEARS A SLAVE are Other Major Winners)


I actually completely forgot the BAFTAs winners were being announced today, but I got a hard reminder once I noticed how my twitter feed was once again dominated by the collective fury of 12 Years a Slave fans who believe it was "robbed" of (bread? water?) another award. But, to be clear, the epic drama did end up taking home two major awards--one for lead actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and another for best picture (for which said fans recanted their aforementioned acrimony). However, Lupita Nyong'o lost out to Jennifer Lawrence (again)--for her performance as a pointless caricature in American Hustle, which is the real tragedy. Not even Brit Sally Hawkins could win a British film award over JLaw? *insert manic Amy Adams in American Hustle laugh here*
Don't get my wrong. As I've written several times on this blog, I think there are many thing to appreciate about 12 Years a Slave--the most important, of course, being that we all now know who fashion icon Oscar nominee Nyongo'o is. I am just not as passionate about the film as everyone else seems to be. But I can certainly join in the outrage that it is at all, on any level, inferior to American Hustle (which, despite having an utterly vacant screenplay, keeps winning these dang best screenplay awards--go figure). 
Anyway, not like anyone seems to care about the other winners (though I'm thrilled for Cate Blanchett, Barkhad Abdi and Gravity), but check out the full list below: 

BEST FILM

12 YEARS A SLAVE

DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuarón - GRAVITY

LEADING ACTOR

Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 YEARS A SLAVE

LEADING ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett - BLUE JASMINE

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Barkhad Abdi - CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jennifer Lawrence - AMERICAN HUSTLE

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

GRAVITY

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

Kieran Evans (Director/Writer) KELLY + VICTOR

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

THE GREAT BEAUTY - Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima

DOCUMENTARY

THE ACT OF KILLING - Joshua Oppenheimer

ANIMATED FILM

FROZEN - Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

AMERICAN HUSTLE - Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

PHILOMENA - Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope

ORIGINAL MUSIC

GRAVITY - Steven Price

CINEMATOGRAPHY

GRAVITY - Emmanuel Lubezki

EDITING

RUSH - Dan Hanley, Mike Hill

PRODUCTION DESIGN

THE GREAT GATSBY - Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn

COSTUME DESIGN

THE GREAT GATSBY - Catherine Martin

MAKE UP & HAIR

AMERICAN HUSTLE - Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell

SOUND

GRAVITY - Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

GRAVITY - Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES

BRITISH SHORT FILM

ROOM 8

THE EE RISING STAR AWARD

Will Poulter

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BRITISH CINEMA

Awarded to Peter Greenaway

BAFTA Fellowship

Helen Mirren

2 comments:

Brittani Burnham said...

I'm still shocked Jennifer Lawrence won over Lupita Nyong'o. I figured Chiwetel would get love here, but I'm still hoping for Leo to get that Oscar!

37paddington said...

love me some chewy!

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