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BAFTA results February 21, 2010

Posted by mrcatdog100 in Film News.

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker

Slight surprise, considering the usual patriotic BAFTA love. Oscar sweep on the cards?

Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, An Education

No surprise, considering the usual patriotic BAFTA love. Meryl’ll win the Oscar though… shame, really.

Best Actor: Colin Firth, A Single Man

Slight surprise. I assumed the BAFTA patriotism would reward Andy Serkis for Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. Nice surprise though. Again, Bridges is going to win the Oscar.

Supporting Actress: Mo’nique, Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds


Outstanding British Film: Fish Tank

Again, no love for In the Loop, which I was secretly pining for to win. Alas, the success of The Thick of It doesn’t translate to its feature film cousin.

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Absolutely no surprise whatsoever. No one was in with a chance.

Film not in the English Language: Un Prophete

Very nice award. Would have liked either this or Let the Right One In, but my preferred choice won!

Animated Film: Up

This really should be named the Pixar Award for Best Pixarian Achievement at Pixar.

Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, Up In The Air

My dream of an In the Loop screenplay win has now flown away, died and had its corpse shat upon by weimaraners. Sigh.

Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker

This certainly bodes well for Boal at the Oscars, but whether this was a good casualty of a Hurt Locker sweep or genuine admiration for his screenplay will be determined in two weeks time.

Orange Rising Star Award: Kristen Stewart

Well duh… the public votes on this one. If the public had their say, Avatar would win everything including Outstanding British Debut!

Production Design: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg & Kim Sinclair, Avatar

Whatever you say about Avatar, you can’t deny it didn’t deserve this award.

Makeup and Hair: Jenny Shircore for The Young Victoria
Costume Design: Sandy Powell, The Young Victoria

Slightly surprising love. Probably won’t pull off the first at the Oscars, but may snatch Costume from Coco Before Chanel.

Visual Effects: Avatar

Again, even ardent Avatar critics have to give some credit where credit’s due.

Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd, The Hurt Locker
Editing: The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker

It’s looking highly likely for a Hurt Locker sweep, especially given the rest of the precursors.

Music: Michael Giacchino, Up

Shame the best score of them all, The Informant!, wasn’t here. Up‘s was nice, but a bit sickly sweet.

Outstanding British Debut: Duncan Jones, Moon

Not really surprising… they had to give it something, and it wasn’t going to be Best British Film.

Short Film: I Do Air
Short Animation:
Mother Of Many

Unfortunately, I can’t comment on any of these. Sorry!

Anywhoo, only two weeks to wait until the big day itself. Yay, staying up until 4am! Can hardly wait.



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