Sunday, February 21, 2010

2010 BAFTA Award Winners

As some of us know the award ceremony is happening right now and as soon as the major awards are announced I will post them in *RED. (I"m following the ceremony in twitter, as there is NO live stream of the show, unless you live in UK, which is kind of silly as better watch it on TV). Gee this totally looks like my Oscar predictions at The Auteurs... (except for the British actors). It's over until next year. Cheers!

While we wait and if you wish to watch Red Carpet clips and other go here.

Here are the nominations that to my eyes look like what Oscar nods could be. The winners of the awards will be announced at the Orange British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 21, 2010.

Best Film
An Education
*The Hurt Locker
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Up In The Air

Outstanding British Film
An Education
*Fish Tank
In The Loop
Nowhere Boy

James Cameron, Avatar
Neill Blomkamp, District 9
Lone Schefig, An Education
*Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker (Bravo!!!!)
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Leading Actor
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up In The Air
*Colin Firth, A Single Man (Wow! Excellent!)
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
Andy Serkis Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Leading Actress
*Carey Mulligan, An Education (Great!)
Saoirse Ronan, The Lovely Bones
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
Audrey Tautou, Coco Before Chanel

Supporting Actor
Alec Baldwin, It’s Complicated
Christian Mckay, Me And Orson Welles
Alfred Molina, An Education
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
*Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Supporting Actress
Anne-Marie Duff, Nowhere Boy
Vera Farmiga, Up In The Air
Anna Kendrick, Up In The Air
*Mo’nique, Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
Kristin Scott Thomas, Nowhere Boy

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer
Lucy Bailey, Andrew Thompson, Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock, David Pearson Directors, Producers - Mugabe And The White African
Eran Creevy Writer/Director - Shifty Stuart
Hazeldine Writer/Director - Exam
*Duncan Jones Director - Moon
Sam Taylor-Wood Director - Nowhere Boy

Film Not In The English Language
Broken Embraces
Coco Before Chanel
Let The Right One In
*A Prophet (Good and surprising!)
The White Ribbon

Animated Film
Fantastic Mr Fox

*Original Screenplay: Mark Boal for The Hurt Locker
*Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air

*The Orange Rising Star Award: Kristen Stewart - (LOVE her... long before Twilight)

To check nominees in all categories please go here and to check winners in all categories go here. FYI BAFTA'S fifth president will be Prince William, succeeding Richard Attenborough.

What's outstanding is that the two major awards for feature films, Best Film and Outstanding British Film this year belong to female directors as well as the other major award, Best Director. Think this is a first and I'll be checking to confirm it, so if I do not post more is because is a fact. Let's hope the Oscars are similar to the BAFTA's, with the exception of actors that we know will be different.

The award ceremony closed with Prince William and Uma Thurman presenting the Academy Fellowship to none other than Vanessa Redgrave!

If you're interested in watching clips of the winners go to BAFTAonline's Channel at Youtube.

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