Baftas 2014: ‘Gravity’ records stellar Bafta haul

Earlier this evening, returning host for the night Stephen Fry announced the award winners for this year’s 2014 Baftas during a star-studded ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. Now taking place just two weeks before the annual Academy Awards in order to draw in the biggest names in cinema for a pre-Oscars night of glamour, this was very much a dress rehearsal for Sunday 2 March’s main event. As predicted by many industry commentators, its was Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity (Best Film, Best Director, Best British Film) which dominated the field, with David O. Russell’s American Hustle (Best Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay) just about keeping in touch of the technically spectacular ‘British’ space drama.

A full list of all of the 2014 Bafta winners can be found below:

Best Picture
12 Years a Slave (dir. Steve McQueen)

Best British Film
Gravity (dir. Alfonso Cuarón)

Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)

Best Original Screenplay
American Hustle (Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Philomena (Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope)

Best Foreign Language Film
The Great Beauty (dir. Paolo Sorrentino)

Best Documentary
The Act of Killing (dir. Joshua Oppenheimer)

Best Animation
Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee)

Best Cinematography
Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)

Best Editing
Rush (Dan Hanley, Mike Hill)

Best Production Design
The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn)

Best Costume Design
The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin)

Best Make Up and Hair
American Hustle (Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell)

Best Sound
Gravity (Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro)

Best Original Music
Gravity (Steven Price)

Best Special Visual Effects
Gravity (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny)

Best British Short Animation
Sleeping with the Fishes (dir. James Walker)

Best British Short Film
Room 8 (dir. James W. Griffiths)

Outstanding Debut by a British Creative
Keiran Evans (director/writer, Kelly + Victor)

The EE Rising Star Award (voted for by public)
Will Poulter

What do you think of the Bafta 2014 winners list? Did they make the right choices? Are there any films you would have liked to have seen walk away with an award or two? Let us know using the comment box below.

Daniel Green

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