BAFTA Winners Announced!

The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) held their annual awards presentation on February 21st, and they managed to dole out some love for an interesting variety of films and filmmakers -- most of which have been on the receiving end of other awards already, but they're good choices anyway, if it's me you're asking.

Best Film -- Brokeback Mountain

The Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year -- Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

The Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer in their First Feature Film
-- Joe Wright, Pride & Prejudice

The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction -- Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain

Original Screenplay -- Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco, Crash

Adapted Screenplay -- Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana, Brokeback Mountain

Film Not in the English Language -- The Beat That My Heart Skipped

Actor in a Leading Role -- Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote

Actress in a Leading Role -- Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

Actor in a Supporting Role -- Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain

Actress in a Supporting Role
-- Thandie Newton, Crash

The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
-- John Williams, Memoirs of a Geisha

-- Dion Beebe, Memoirs of a Geisha

Editing -- Claire Simpson, The Consant Gardener

Production Design -- Stuart Craig, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Costume Design -- Colleen Atwood, Memoirs of a Geisha

-- Walk the Line

Achievement in Special Visual Effects -- King Kong

Make-up & Hair -- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Short Animation Film -- Fallen Art

Short Film -- Antonio's Breakfast

The Orange Rising Star Award -- James McAvoy

BAFTA is a charity with principal objects to promote and advance education through its events and to cultivate and improve public taste in the film, television and games industries. Its principal activities are the staging of UK and international awards ceremonies, special tribute evenings and an ever-expanding events and education programme. BAFTA has approximately 6,500 members worldwide.



Ken Schrock

One person who I'm damn glad won and hasn't even been nominated for anything else to my knowledge is Thandie Newton.

Feb 22 - 12:09 PM


Inessa Lenin

[b]Harry Potter finally got his homeland award![/b]
Harry Potter finally got first BAFTA award!
Don't blame Oscar, even BAFTA never give any award until GOF. Last year, POA seemed had an award but it's voting.
First two is mediocre directing so it was not surprise, third one is unlucky, it was not fresh for judges though directing and visual improved, the flaw was caused by script so there is no hope for script adaptation in both BAFTA & OSCAR for all HP films.

Feb 22 - 01:34 PM


Rob Wills

[b]Yeah, Thandie[/b]
I also am pleased to see Thandie Newton's name among the winners. To me her performance was superior to most of the Oscar nominees. I will quarrel once again, and I have said this in other forums at other times, Jake Gyllenhaal was not a supporting role in BM. The only reason he is in the category is to give Heath a better shot at Best Actor, i.e. two candidates from the same movie cancelling each other out.

Feb 22 - 02:20 PM

a limited run film

Stephen Hoang

hooray thandie newton. she was the best one in crash.

Feb 22 - 07:23 PM

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