The results are in and The Hurt Locker sweeps the BAFTA's winning 6 awards: Best Film, Director for Kathryn Bigelow, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing and Sound. Absolutely fantastic news, and thrilling to see Bigelow take home the award. Avatar won 2 awards this evening for Visual Effects and Production. Also in the 2 winner category is The Young Victoria which took home Costumes along with Make Up & Hair.
The acting categories had a combination of locks in the supporting categories with winners being Mo'Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire and Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds. Lead acting awards went to home base talent of Colin Firth for A Single Man and Carey Mulligan for An Education. I couldn't be more thrilled as they were excellent lead performances. Twilight fans can rejoice as Orange British Rising Star award went to Kristen Stewart.
Also thrilled to see director Duncan Jones get well deserved love with being awarded Outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Moon.
Also exciting to see Outstanding British Film go to Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank which opened in Toronto this week, and award for Best Film Not in the English Language went to A Prophet which opens in Toronto on March 5, 2010.
Results thanks to Bafta Online Twitter - that's a first, and much better than waiting for the results especially as there was some confusion over live streams and pre shows and during the show, etc. There is a stream of the awards here, although it's a big post-live but pre-the re-broadcast. See results also posted on the BAFTA website.
The Hurt Locker - Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Fish Tank - Kees Kasander, Nick Laws, Andrea Arnold
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Duncan Jones - Director – Moon
The Hurt Locker - Kathryn Bigelow
The Hurt Locker - Mark Boal
Up in the Air - Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
A Prophet - Pascale Caucheteux, Marco Chergui, Alix Raynaud, Jacques Audiard
Colin Firth - A Single Man
Carey Mulligan - An Education
Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds
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 Young Victoria - Sandy Powell
The Hurt Locker - Ray Beckett, Paul N. J. Ottosson, Craig Stauffer
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
ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD
OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA