Tuesday, 9 April 2013


Ok, so I decided, while I am in London, at the same time as the BAFTAs, I have to go stand outside and watch people arrive. However, after standing in the rain for about an hour, the troops reluctantly retreated back into a coffee shop, where we discussed who we wanted to win what award and what we expected to win. There is nothing like awards season that truly gets people talking about movies to the same extent as I always wish to. I love it. Not that I believe everything is about awards. But because everyone just starts talking about the craft of filmmaking with such passion, which is just exciting to be a part of.
On the way back from Central London, we (my brother and myself) stopped off to grab a box of chocolates in order to play a game. Each time we predicted right, we got a chocolate. I loved it.
So, here are the awards and who won, along with whether I got it right or not J
Best Picture: Argo
Best British Picture: Skyfall
Best Director: Ben Affleck, Argo
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Best Foreign Film: Amour, Michael Haneke, Margaret Menegoz
Best Animation: Brave, Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi
Best Editing: William Goldenberg, Argo
Best Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina
Best Sound: Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathon Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst, Les Miserables
Best Original Score: Thomas Newman, Skyfall
Best Special Visual Effects: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, Life of Pi.
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Bart Layton (Director) and Dimitri Doganis (Producer), The Imposter
No Chocolate, but very pleased with results:
Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugar Man, Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn
Best Production Design: Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson, Les Miserables
Best Makeup and Hair: Lisa Westcott, Les Miserables
Best Short Animation: The Making of Longbird, Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson
Best Short: Swimmer, Lynne Ramsay, Peter Carlton, Diarmid Scrimshaw
The EE Rising Star Award: Juno Temple.