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Monday February 9th, 2009
This years BAFTA awards had few surprises as they reflected the Golden Globes, with Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, Kate Winslet, Mickey Rourke all picking up top awards. In Bruges also won original screenplay and Penelope Cruz picked up a gong for best supporting actress in Woody Allen’s Vicky Christina Barcelona.
One of the award highlights had to be Terry Gilliam receiving an Academy Fellowship. His latest movie, The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus is also Heath Ledger’s last and was completed after cast and crew-members fought to keep the production going and ensure that the late actors performance would get the audience it deserves. Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law all stepped into play various aspects of the character portrayed by Ledger in the alternative world of the Imaginarium. It will be released in autumn this year.
For the film buffs amongst you here is the full winners list.
Best film
Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire - Danny Boyle
Leading Actor
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
Leading Actress
Kate Winslet - The Reader
Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Supporting Actress
Penélope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Original Screenplay
In Bruges - Martin McDonagh
Adapted Screenplay
Slumdog Millionaire - Simon Beaufoy
Academy fellowship
Terry Gilliam
Outstanding British contribution to cinema
Pinewood Studios/ Shepperton Studios
Outstanding British Film
Man on Wire
The Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer for their First Feature Film
Steve McQueen
Director/Writer – Hunger
Film not in the English language
I've Loved You So Long
Animated Film
Slumdog Millionaire - A. R. Rahman
Slumdog Millionaire - Anthony Dod Mantle
Slumdog Millionaire - Chris Dickens
Production Design
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Donald Graham Burt / Victor J. Zolfo
Costume Design
The Duchess - Michael O'Conno
Make Up & Hair
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Jean Black / Colleen Callaghan
Slumdog Millionaire - Glenn Freemantle / Resul Pookutty / Richard Pryke / Tom Sayers / Ian Tapp
Special Visual Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Eric Barba / Craig Barron / Nathan McGuinness / Edson Williams
Short Animation
Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death - Steve Pegram / Nick Park / Bob Baker
Short Film
September - Stewart le Maréchal / Esther May Campbell
The Orange Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
Noel Clarke
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