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British films Hurt by Bigelow at BAFTAS


British films Hurt by Bigelow at BAFTAS

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.

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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.


Academy Fellowship
Vanessa Redgrave

Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema
Joe Dunton

Best Film
The Hurt Locker - Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro

Outstanding British Film
Fish Tank [+see also:
film review
interview: Andrea Arnold
film profile
- Kees Kasander, Nick Laws, Andrea Arnold

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer
Duncan Jones - Director, Moon [+see also:
film review
film profile

The Hurt Locker - Kathryn Bigelow

Original Screenplay
The Hurt Locker - Mark Boal

Adapted Screenplay
Up in the Air - Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

Film Not In The English Language
A Prophet [+see also:
film review
interview: Jacques Audiard
interview: Jacques Audiard and Tahar R…
film profile
- Pascal Caucheteux, Marco Cherqui, Alix Raynaud, Jacques Audiard

Animated Film
Up - Pete Docter

Leading Actor
Colin Firth - A Single Man

Leading Actress
Carey Mulligan - An Education [+see also:
film review
film profile

Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds [+see also:
film profile

Supporting Actress
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

Production Design
Avatar - Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, Kim Sinclair

Costume Design
The Young Victoria [+see also:
film profile
- Sandy Powell

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

Short Animation
Mother of Many - Sally Arthur, Emma Lazenby

Short Film
I Do Air - James Bolton, Martina Amati

The Orange Rising Star Award
Kristen Stewart

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