British films Hurt by Bigelow at BAFTAS
by Naman Ramachandran
Colin Firth (A Single Man) and Carey Mulligan (An Education) won Leading Actor and Leading Actress while Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank was adjudged Outstanding British Film at the BAFTAs.
But the real triumph at this year’s awards was Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker that took home six BAFTAs in major categories, including Best Film and Director, shutting out James Cameron’s fancied Avatar in the process. Bigelow became the first woman to win a Best Director BAFTA.
Moon director Duncan Jones won Outstanding British Debut. Other British wins were for cinematographer Barry Ackroyd (The Hurt Locker) and The Young Victoria costume designer and make up & hair artist, respectively, Sandy Powell and Jenny Shircore.
Europe came to the party with Christoph Waltz winning yet another Supporting Actor award for Inglourious Basterds and Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet winning Film Not In The English Language.
Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema
The Hurt Locker - Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro
The Hurt Locker - Kathryn Bigelow
The Hurt Locker - Mark Boal
Up in the Air - Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner
Film Not In The English Language
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Up - Pete Docter
Colin Firth - A Single Man
Mo’nique - Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Up - Michael Giacchino
The Hurt Locker - Barry Ackroyd
The Hurt Locker - Bob Murawski, Chris Innis
Avatar - Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, Kim Sinclair
The Hurt Locker - Ray Beckett, Paul N. J. Ottosson
Special Visual Effects
Avatar - Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, Andrew R. Jones
Make Up & Hair
The Young Victoria - Jenny Shircore
Mother of Many - Sally Arthur, Emma Lazenby
I Do Air - James Bolton, Martina Amati
The Orange Rising Star Award