Monday, February 13, 2012

BAFTA Awards Winners & Nominees List

Well, no real surprises, but a few breaks with the other groups, and that's good: if everyone said the exact same thing, what would be the point of all the different awards? Keep this tucked away for when you are filling out your Oscar ballot, but I think the Oscars will go a bit differently: for example, I am not a Meryl Streep fan, but I think she did a fabulous, Oscar worthy job in The Iron Lady, but I think the Oscar will go to Viola Davis for The Help. This may be explained culturally, it's nice to know that the Brits liked The Iron Lady (I certainly did) but I think Americans will go for the Mississippi Maid. Just my thought. I am happily surprised that The Skin I Live In won the Best Foreign Film; A Separation has been sweeping that category (I haven't seen it yet) but that is certainly an upset.

Best Film

WINNER

The Artist (2011)

Other Nominees:

Drive (2011)
The Help (2011)

Alexander Korda Award for British Film of the Year

Other Nominees:

Senna (2010)
Shame (2011)

Best Actor

WINNER

Best Supporting Actor

WINNER

Best Supporting Actress

WINNER

David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction

Best Screenplay (Original)

Best Costume Design

WINNER

Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

WINNER

Best Make Up/Hair

WINNER

Best Sound

WINNER

Hugo (2011/II)

Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects

Other Nominees:

Hugo (2011/II)
War Horse (2011)

Best Film not in the English Language

WINNER

Other Nominees:

Incendies (2010)
Pina (2011)
Potiche (2010)

Best Animated Feature Film

WINNER

Rango (2011)

Other Nominees:

Best Documentary

WINNER

Senna (2010)

Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer/Director/Producer

Other Nominees:

Black Pond (2011): Will Sharpe, Tom Kingsley, Sarah Brocklehurst

Best Short Animation

WINNER

Other Nominees:

Abuelas (2011)
Bobby Yeah (2011)

Best Short Film

WINNER

Other Nominees:

Chalk (2010)
Two & Two (2011)