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The EE British Academy Awards 2013 winners

BAFTA.jpgThe winners of the British Academy Awards for 2013, more commonly known now as the EE BAFTA awards, have been announced during a fantastic ceremony presided by the hilarious and equally wonderful Stephen Fry. Although the autocue may have been running a little slow and some presenters weren't up to their best performances, there were still some great awards, speeches and fantastic moments.

Jennifer Garner giving an award to Ben Affleck was a nice moment, and seeing Affleck slightly emotional during his superb "second act" speech were a couple of great moments, as were the speeches by other stars such as Sir Alan Parker, but I get ahead of myself, here are the winners.

The official winner's list as presented by EE BAFTA on their official site is:

Best Film
Winner: Argo
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

I think it's great that Argo won but at the same time I do find that I'm rather surprised. I had thought Zero Dark Thirty (Filmstalker review) might clinch this, but it's great news for Ben Affleck and everyone else involved in Argo.

Outstanding British Film
Winner: Skyfall
Anna Karenina
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Seven Psychopaths

Honestly, are you surprised by that? I had thought that Les Misérables might be in with a chance but it's such a diverse production and Skyfall (Filmstalker review) is by far more British a film.

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Winner: Bart Layton (Director), Dimitri Doganis (Producer) - The Imposter

David Morris (Director), Jacqui Morris (Director/Producer) - Mccullin
Dexter Fletcher (Director/Writer), Danny King (Writer) - Wild Bill
James Bobin (Director) - The Muppets
Tina Gharavi (Director/Writer) - I Am Nasrine

Film Not in the English Language
Winner: Amour

The Hunt
Rust and Bone

The foreign language category was tough this year and I would have found it hard to pick a winner especially with a number of the films appealing to the emotional side of the audience. Great to see such a strong category and they are all definitely worth seeing.

Winner: Searching For Sugar Man

The Imposter
West of Memphis

Animated Film
Winner: Brave


Bone to pick with the BBC, once again they edit out awards from the show and tag them on at the end rather quickly, why can't we just see the whole thing and see it live? Surely that would gather more media attention and a bigger audience? Unbelievably the Animated Film category was one of those chopped off and put on the end, and for such a big film as Brave (Filmstalker review) with a fair amount of British actors in the cast and set in Scotland!

Winner: Ben Affleck - Argo

Michael Haneke - Amour
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
Ang Lee - Life of Pi
Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty

Another surprise albeit a positive one, I'm not so sure that Ben Affleck is the one that should have won this category and it perhaps should have been Kathryn Bigelow or Michael Haneke. I do wonder if this award was more deserving of The Town (Filmstalker review) rather than Argo.

Original Screenplay
Winner: Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained

Michael Haneke - Amour
Paul Thomas Anderson - The Master
Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola - Moonrise Kingdom
Mark Boal - Zero Dark Thirty

Adapted Screenplay
Winner: Silver Linings Playbook - David O. Russell

Argo - Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild - Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi - David Magee
Lincoln - Tony Kushner

Leading Actor
Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln

Ben Affleck - Argo
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman - Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master

Was there a doubt about this one? Again another strong category this year but Daniel Day-Lewis playing Lincoln so well is a shoe-in, and his speech was fantastic. Fifty-five years in character.

Leading Actress
Winner: Emmanuelle - Riva Amour

Helen Mirren - Hitchcock
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard - Rust and Bone

Now that was a surprise, I had thought that it would be Jennifer Lawrence or Jessica Chastain, but a well deserving winner don't you think? That'll definitely be different at the Oscars.

Supporting Actor
Winner: Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

Alan Arkin - Argo
Javier Bardem - Skyfall
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln

Supporting Actress
Winner: Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables

Amy Adams - The Master
Helen Hunt - The Sessions
Judi Dench - Skyfall
Sally Field - Lincoln

Not surprised for the supporting actress but I am surprised for the supporting actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Tommy Lee Jones missed? Really?

Original Music
Winner: Skyfall - Thomas Newman

Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli
Argo - Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi - Mychael Danna
Lincoln - John Williams

Winner: Life of Pi - Claudio Miranda

Anna Karenina - Seamus Mcgarvey
Les Misérables - Danny Cohen
Lincoln - Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall - Roger Deakins

Winner: Argo - William Goldenberg

Django Unchained - Fred Raskin
Life of Pi - Tim Squyres
Skyfall - Stuart Baird
Zero Dark Thirty - Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg

Production Design
Winner: Les Misérables - Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson

Anna Karenina - Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Life of Pi - David Gropman, Anna Pinnock
Lincoln - Rick Carter, Jim Erickson
Skyfall - Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock

Costume Design
Winner: Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran

Great Expectations - Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
Les Misérables - Paco Delgado
Lincoln - Joanna Johnston
Snow White and the Huntsman - Colleen Atwood

Make Up & Hair
Winner: Les Misérables - Lisa Westcott

Anna Karenina - Ivana Primorac
Hitchcock - Julie Hewett, Martin Samuel, Howard Berger
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater
Lincoln - Lois Burwell, Kay Georgiou

Winner: Les Misérables - Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst

Django Unchained - Mark Ulano, Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti, Wylie Stateman
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Tony Johnson, Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Brent Burge, Chris Ward
Life of Pi - Drew Kunin, Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton, Ron Bartlett, D. M. Hemphill
Skyfall - Stuart Wilson, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers

Special Visual Effects
Winner: Life of Pi - Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, Donald R. Elliott

The Dark Knight Rises - Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Peter Bebb, Andrew Lockley
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White
Avengers Assemble - Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick
Prometheus - Richard Stammers, Charley Henley, Trevor Wood, Paul Butterworth

Now you can see that the BAFTAs aren't biased towards British talent otherwise Prometheus (Filmstalker review) would have received this, and the effects were great on that film.

Short Animation
Winner: The Making of Longbird

Here to Fall
I'm Fine Thanks

Short Film
Winner: Swimmer

The Curse
Good Night
The Voorman Problem

The EE Rising Star Award (Voted For By the Public)
Winner: Juno Temple

Elizabeth Olsen
Andrea Riseborough
Suraj Sharma
Alicia Vikander

Aha! Well done voting public for voting for a true rising star and not someone who really should have been recognised for previous performances.

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
Tessa Ross

Alan Parker

Fantastic award for Sir Alan Parker and again he delivered a great speech. Seeing some of his films reminds you just how iconic a director he is.

What did you think? Any awards that should or shouldn't have been given out? Did you watch it on television and wish you could have seen the whole thing live? Why don't they do that?




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