Monday, February 13, 2012

BAFTA Awards Announced; Nothing Too Unexpected


The British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) held their annual awards tonight, and, as many probably expected, there wasn't too much that was UN-expected.

We touched on the awards briefly in our latest edition of the Slackers Selection CinemaCast, so I don't want to repeat ourselves too much here. Mostly, it's just worth noting that the front-runners continued their push. There were a few minor differences than what we'll probably see on Oscar night, but nothing too earth-shattering. Check out all of the winners after the break.


The only presumed "upset" of the night was that of Meryl Streep over the Oscar favorite Viola Davis. This isn't much of a surprise though when you consider the content. Streep won for her performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady". And while I haven't seen this film yet, our own Derek Clem tells me that it's a great performance on her part and not a win that's undeserved. But regardless, it isn't much of a surprise that this film landed so well with the British Academy.

Otherwise, most will look at the lineups and say it was all pretty predictable. "The Artist" only cemented its dominance in almost all other fields, taking home awards in seven different categories including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.

Local favorite, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" won two awards, Best British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay, while "Rango" won Best Animated Feature. Feel free to check out all of the awards coverage on BAFTA's homepage, otherwise, listed below are the nominees and winners for all categories.

BEST FILM
  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • Drive
  • The Help
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
BEST ACTOR
  • George Clooney – The Descendants
  • Jean Dujardin – The Artist
  • Michael Fassbender – Shame
  • Brad Pitt – Moneyball
  • Gary Oldman – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
BEST ACTRESS
  • Berenice Bejo - The Artist
  • Viola Davis – The Help
  • Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
  • Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn
BEST DIRECTOR
  • Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
  • Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive
  • Martin Scorsese – Hugo
  • Tomas Alfredson – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • Lynne Ramsay – We Need To Talk About Kevin
BEST ANIMATED FILM
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Rango
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
  • Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne – The Descendants
  • Tate Taylor – The Help
  • George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon – The Ides of March
  • Steve Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin – Moneyball
  • Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
  • Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
  • Kristin Wiig, Annie Mumolo – Bridesmaids
  • John Michael McDonagh – The Guard
  • Abi Morgan – The Iron Lady
  • Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris
BEST DOCUMENTARY
  • George Harrison: Living In A Material World
  • Project Nim
  • Senna
RISING STAR AWARD
  • Adam Deacon
  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Chris O’Dowd
  • Eddie Redmayne
OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO FILM
John Hurt
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
  • Jim Broadbent – The Iron Lady
  • Jonah Hill – Moneyball
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Ides of March
  • Christopher Plummer – Beginners
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • Carey Mulligan – Drive
  • Jessica Chastain – The Help
  • Judi Dench – My Week With Marilyn
  • Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
  • Octavia Spencer – The Help
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
  • My Week With Marilyn
  • Senna
  • Shame
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
  • The Artist
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Hugo
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • War Horse
BEST DEBUT BY A BRITISH DIRECTOR, WRITER OR PRODUCER
  • Richard Ayoade – Submarine
  • Paddy Considine, Diarmid Scrimshaw – Tyrannosaur
  • Joe Cornish – Attack the Block
  • Ralph Fiennes – Coriolanus
  • Will Sharpe, Tom Kingsley, Sarah Brocklehurst – Black Pond
BEST FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
  • Incendies
  • Pina
  • Potiche
  • A Separation
  • The Skin I Live In
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
  • The Artist
  • Hugo
  • Jane Eyre
  • My Week With Marilyn
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR
  • The Artist
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Hugo
  • The Iron Lady
  • My Week With Marilyn
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • The Artist
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • War Horse
BEST FILM EDITING
  • The Artist
  • Drive
  • Hugo
  • Senna
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
BEST SOUND
  • The Artist
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Hugo
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • War Horse
BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
  • Ludovic Bource – The Artist
  • Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Howard Shore – Hugo
  • Alberto Iglesias – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • John Williams – War Horse
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Hugo
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • War Horse
BEST SHORT ANIMATED FILM
  • Abuelas
  • Bobby Yeah
  • A Morning Stroll
BEST SHORT FILM
  • Chalk
  • Mwansa The Great
  • Only Sound Remains
  • Pitch Black Heist
  • Two And Two