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BAFTA: The results.

You have seen my hopes and fears, here are the facts.

  • OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
  • DUNCAN JONES for Moon: perfect start, both my prediction and the one I hoped would win.

  • SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
  • AVATAR: Two for two this was also my prediction and the one I hoped would win.

  • SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • CHRISTOPH WALTZ for Inglourious Basterds: A hat-trick, my choice and my prediction.

  • COSTUME DESIGN
  • The Young Victoria: I didn’t predict in this one for some reason. Haven’t seen the movie so can’t comment

 

  • MAKEUP AND HAIR DESIGN
  • The Young Victoria: Same as above!

 

  • SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • MO’NIQUEPrecious: as predicted but I wanted : KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS to win.

  • OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
  • FISH TANK: Wow I’m amazed my choice but not my prediction (that was AN EDUCATION)

  • ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
  • THE HURT LOCKER: as much as I love The Hurt Locker, Quentin Tarantino really should have won this. First category that neither my choice or my prediction won.

  • PRODUCTION DESIGN
  • AVATAR: NO NO NO NO NO, : INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS was robbed!

 

  • ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD
  • KRISTEN STEWART: Fucking Twilight fans, as great as she was in Adventureland she only won because of Twilight. CAREY MULLIGAN deserved this one. 

 

  • ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
  • UP IN THE AIR: didn’t see that one coming, I thought PRECIOUS would win and wanted AN EDUCATION to win.

 

  • BEST ANIMATED FILM
  • UP: no surprise given the critical response, having only seen one nominated movie I didn’t predict this one, the cynic in me may suggest Avatar should have won.

 

  • FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
  • A PROPHET: interesting. A prophet is one of the best movies I have seen this year but it thought THE WHITE RIBBON (my choice for the equivalent Oscars) would win and wanted RIGHT ONE IN (the best film I saw last year) to win.

 

  • BEST DIRECTOR
  • Kathryn Bigelow for THE HURT LOCKER: Back on track, both my choice and my prediction. Lets hope the Oscars get it right too.

 

  • LEADING ACTOR
  • Colin Firth for  A SINGLE MAN. My choice if not my Prediction. Really glad Jeff Bridges didn’t win, I’m sure he is great in Crazy Heart but as it doesn’t go on general release until next weekend, what stupid loophole got it nominated? 
  • LEADING ACTRESS
  • CAREY MULLIGAN for  An Education: my choice and my prediction, very well deserved, makes up for missing out on rising star.

 

  • BEST FILM
  • THE HURT LOCKER: great choice, I really thought AVATAR would win but am so happy that The Hurt Locker did and really hope the Oscars follow suit.

 

My last two predictions haven’t made it to the main program, there should be a roundup at the end of the awards that didn’t make the main program. In the meantime HRH Prince William (the new Academy President succeeding Lord Attenborough) is (with the help of Uma Thurman) presenting Vanessa Redgrave with this years Academy Fellowship.  So how did those last two go?

  • CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • THE HURT LOCKER : I really thought AVATAR would win but wanted THE ROAD to win. I really can‘t complain at The Hurt Locker.

 

  • EDITING
  • THE HURT LOCKER: My choice again although I thought AVATAR would have got this one too.

 

Summery: The Hurt Locker picks up a well deserved six BAFTAs including the prestigious best picture and best director relegating Avatar to two relatively minor awards. The other flagship awards are in the acting categories with Colin Firth’s brilliant performance in A Single Man and Carey Mulligan’s equally great turn in An Education taking the awards for leading roles. The pre award favourites: Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds and Mo’nique for Precious took the awards in the supporting categories. All in all it was a good awards, lets hope the Oscars is as generous with The Hurt Locker and as frugal with Avatar.

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