Gravity scoops six BAFTAs
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 February 2014
'Gravity' won big at the BAFTAs tonight (16.02.14) taking home six awards, while '12 Years A Slave' was named Best Film
'Gravity' won big at the BAFTAs tonight (16.02.14) taking home six awards.
The 3-D space drama directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock was the biggest winner of the night at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs) in London, gaining trophies for Best Director, Special Visual Effects, Cinematography, Original Music, Sound and Outstanding British Film.
Accepting his award, Alfonso - who is Mexican, but has lived in England for more than ten years - said: "I don't know if I can open my mouth. I consider myself a part of the British film industry. I guess I make a good case for curbing immigration."
He also praised his son, Jonás, and Sandra Bullock before dedicating the award to the "downstairs" workers who had made the film's sound and effects possible.
Although 'Gravity' won the most trophies, historical drama '12 Years A Slave' was named Best Film and its star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, took the Leading Actor award.
Accepting the trophy, Chiwetel thanked director Steve McQueen, saying: "Thank you for you work, your artisty and your passion in this project ... to make it of such value, of such worth. This is yours by the way - I'm going to keep it, that's the kind of guy I am, but it's yours."
Meanwhile, the Leading Actress award went to Cate Blanchett for her role in 'Blue Jasmine', while Jennifer Lawrence took home Supporting Actress for 'American Hustle'. Supporting Actor went to 'Captain Philips' star Barkhad Abdi and Italy's 'The Great Beauty' was named best Film Not in the English Language
Among Hollywood stars to attend the ceremony at London's Royal Opera House were Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.
BAFTA Awards 2014 - Full list of winners:
Best Film Winner: '12 Years A Slave'
Director Winner: Alfonso Cuarón
Leading Actor Winner: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Leading Actress Winner: Cate Blanchett
Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Supporting Actor Winner: Barkhad Abdi
Film Not in the English Language Winner: 'The Great Beauty'
Special Visual Effects Winner: 'Gravity'
EE Rising Star Winner: Will Poulter
Adapted Screenplay Winner: 'Philomena'
Original Screenplay Winner: 'American Hustle'
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Winner: Peter Greenaway
Supporting Actress Winner: Jennifer Lawrence
Cinematography Winner: 'Gravity'
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer Winner: Kieran Evans
Animated Film Winner: 'Frozen'
Original Music Winner: 'Gravity'
Costume Design Winner: 'The Great Gatsby'
Make-Up and Hair Winner: 'American Hustle'
Documentary Winner: 'The Act Of Killing'
Editing Winner: 'Rush'
Sound Winner: 'Gravity'
Production Design Winner: 'The Great Gatsby'
British Short Animation Winner: 'Sleeping With The Fishes'
British Short Film Winner: 'Room 8'
Outstanding British Film Winner: 'Gravity'
Fellowship Winner: Dame Helen Mirren