BAFTA 2014 Winners


The 2014 EE British Academy Film Awards happened tonight at the Royal Opera (not Oprah) house in London.  The jokes were cringe-worthy, the outfits dreadful, but the wins endearing.

This year’s BAFTA winners are:


The least surprising win of the evening.

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips

Outstanding British film

People have been debating over the Britishness of Gravity, but Alfonso Cuaron settled the argument with this deserving win.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Saving Mr Banks
The Selfish Giant

Leading Actress

Cate Blanchett avoided the awkward Woody Allen talk by dedicating her win to the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks)

Leading Actor

Boring choice, but the only British actor in this list… so fair enough.

Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)

Supporting Actress

No surprise that this went to Jennifer Lawrence as people love this girl!  Leonardo DiCaprio presented this category and looked gutted that J. Law wasn’t there to pick up her award.

Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
Oprah Winfrey (The Butler)

Supporting Actor

Very happy to see Barkhad Adbi win this one.  A surprise on many levels.  Not only was Jared Leto not nominated, but the unknown underdog Barkhad Abdi beat out very strong contenders and favourites Michael Fassbender and Bradley Cooper.  A true win and the highlight of the evening.

Barkhad Adbi (Captain Phillips)
Daniel Bruhl (Rush)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)


They definitely got this one right.

Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
David O Russell (American Hustle)
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Original Film Music

Again, totally right.

Captain Phillips
The Book Thief
12 Years A Slave
Saving Mr. Banks

Adapted Screenplay

Surprising that 12 Years a Slave lost out in this category as it won best picture, but good on Steve Coogan for winning a BAFTA for writing! Well deserved.

12 Years a Slave
Behind the Candelabra
Captain Phillips
The Wolf of Wall Street

Original Screenplay

Not a surprise.

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Inside Llewyn Davis


Did not see this film.

The Act of Killing
The Armstrong Lie
Tim’s Vermeer
We Steal Secrets

Animated Film

Didn’t see this either, but have heard good things.

Despicable Me 2
Monsters University

British Short Animation

Everything I Can See From Here
Sleeping With The Fishes
I Am Tom Moody

British Short Film

Keeping Up With The Joneses
Orbit Ever After
Island Queen
Room 8
Sea View

Make-Up and Hair

Obvious choice.  Weaves and perms!

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
The Butler
Behind The Candelabra
American Hustle
The Great Gatsby


Amazing film in all technical categories!

Inside Llewyn Davis
Captain Phillips
12 Years A Slave

Costume Design

This film deserves nothing.

Behind The Candelabra
American Hustle
The Invisible Woman
The Great Gatsby
Saving Mr. Banks

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Colin Carberry, Glenn Patterson (Good Vibrations)
Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks)
Kieran Evans (Kelly + Victor)
Paul Wright, Polly Stokes (For Those in Peril)
Scott Graham (Shell)

Production Design


The Great Gatsby
American Hustle
12 Years A Slave
Behind The Candelabra


Good to see Rush win SOMETHING.

Captain Phillips
12 Years A Slave
The Wolf Of Wall Street


The obvious choice and an amazing feat of sound design and mixing.  Who says there’s no sound in space!?

All Is Lost
Captain Phillips
Inside Llewyn Davis

Special Visual Effects

This film is just a wonder.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim
Star Trek Into Darkness

Film not in the English Language

Blue is the Warmest Colour is superior.  The Great Beauty is a filmmaker’s film.  While I admire the winner, I don’t agree with this choice.

Blue Is The Warmest Colour
The Great Beauty
The Act Of Killing
Metro Manila

EE Rising Star

A surprise win for Will Poulter – poor Lupita.  In all honesty, Dane DeHaan and Lea Seydoux have the most promising careers ahead of them.

Dane DeHaan
George MacKay
Lupita Nyong’o
Will Poulter
Lea Seydoux

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