"The Aviator" Flies High at BAFTA Awards

"The Aviator" took home the best picture trophy at the 2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards this past Saturday. The film beat out "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Finding Neverland," "The Motorcycle Diaries," and "Vera Drake" for the honor. Director Mike Leigh won the best director for "Vera Drake," beating out Martin Scorsese for "The Aviator," Michael Mann for "Collateral," and Michel Gondry for "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," and Marc Forster for "Finding Neverland." Jamie Foxx won best actor for his portrayal of the late Ray Charles in "Ray," and Imelda Staunton won best actress for "Vera Drake." The supporting actor trophy went to Clive Owen for "Closer, while supporting actress went to Cate Blanchett for "The Aviator."

The complete list:

Film
THE AVIATOR, Michael Mann, Sandy Climan, Graham King and Charles Evans Jr

The Alexander Korda Award For The Outstanding British Film Of The Year
MY SUMMER OF LOVE, Tanya Seghatchian, Christopher Collins and Pawel Pawlikowski

The Carl Foreman Award For Special Achievement By A British Director/Producer Or Writer In Their First Feature Film
Amma Asante, Director/Writer (for A WAY OF LIFE)

The David Lean Award For Achievement In Direction
Mike Leigh, VERA DRAKE

Original Screenplay
Charlie Kaufman, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, SIDEWAYS

Film Not In The English Language
DIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA (THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES), Michael Nozik, Edgard Tenembaum, Karen Tenkhoff and Walter Salles

Actor In A Leading Role
Jamie Foxx, RAY

Actress In A Leading Role
Imelda Staunton, VERA DRAKE

Actor In A Supporting Role
Clive Owen, CLOSER

Actress In A Supporting Role
Cate Blanchett, THE AVIATOR

The Anthony Asquith Award For Achievenment In Film Music
Gustavo Santaolalla, THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (DIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA)

Cinematography
Dion Beebe and Paul Cameron, COLLATERAL

Editing
Valdís Óskarsdóttir, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

Production Design
Dante Ferretti, THE AVIATOR

Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran, VERA DRAKE

Sound
Steve Cantamessa, Scott Millan, Greg Orloff and Bob Beemer, RAY

Achievement In Special Visual Effects
Karen E Goulekas, Neil Corbould, Greg Strause and Remo Balcells, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

Make Up & Hair
Morag Ross, Kathryn Blondell and Sian Grigg, THE AVIATOR

Short Animation
BIRTHDAY BOY, Andrew Gregory and Sejong Park

Short Film
THE BANKER, Kelly Broad and Hattie Dalton

Comments

jeanpaul

solomon sassoon

[b]That's stupid.[/b]
That's just stupid. How can the Bafta people give AVIATOR the best film, while not honoring Mr. Scorcese, as best director? Isin't this a Major and a basic contradiction? Since, it was Scorcese who brought the techinacal, emotional and performancewhile aspects of the film to the screen... They were just trying to be 'nice' to everyone, no logic required.
Besides, I thougt the stage on which the awards were given, was majorly UGLY. Every single Actor and Actress, were dread-terrified, that they'd goona stumble over and SLIP all the way to the stage, when walking on that half-round, winding, runway from backstage! You could see the terror in thier eyes, for crying out loud!
Although, as I think about that now, it would've been quite HILARIOUS, if something like that would've happened! That would've been some ENTRANCE for someone... and that sure would've LIVENED that show a bit...

Feb 15 - 04:51 AM

donna542004

Donna A.

Actor In A Supporting Role
Clive Owen, CLOSER

Do I hear a YA!
Two down one more to go!
Donna A.

Feb 16 - 02:34 PM

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