Posted February 12, 2012 by Beth Webb - Events Editor in Features
 
 

BAFTAs Mania


The Artist wins seven BAFTAs including Best Film, Leading Actor for Jean Dujardin and Director and Original Screenplay for Michel Hazanavicius Meryl Streep wins Leading Actress Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hugo, The Iron Lady and Senna win two BAFTAs each The Artist was named Best Film at tonight’s Orange British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry, held at London’s Royal Opera House.

The Artist wins seven BAFTAs including Best Film, Leading Actor for Jean Dujardin and Director and Original Screenplay for Michel Hazanavicius Meryl Streep wins Leading Actress Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hugo, The Iron Lady and Senna win two BAFTAs each The Artist was named Best Film at tonight’s Orange British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry, held at London’s Royal Opera House.

The film also won six other awards: Director, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Costume Design as well as a performance award for Jean Dujardin who won the Leading Actor BAFTA. Meryl Streep was awarded the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady; the film was also honoured in the Make-Up Hair category. The Help’s Octavia Spencer won the Supporting Actress category and Christopher Plummer won Supporting Actor for his performance in Beginners.

Outstanding British Film and Adapted Screenplay were awarded to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Senna won the Documentary and Editing BAFTAs. Hugo won two BAFTAs in Production Design and Sound. Pedro Almoldovar’s The Skin I Live in won the Film Not in the English Language category and Rango won the BAFTA for Animated Film.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 was awarded the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects. Director Paddy Considine and Producer Diarmid Scrimshaw received the award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for their first feature film Tyrannosaur, based upon the short film Dog Altogether that won them the Short Film BAFTA in 2008.

The Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award was presented to Adam Deacon, recently seen in Anuvahood and Kidulthood. This award, the only one voted for by the public, recognises an international actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and has begun to be recognised as a film star in the making. The award is now in its seventh year and was created in honour of Mary Selway, the highly respected casting director who passed away in 2004. A Morning Stroll won the Short Animation award and the Short Film award was presented to Pitch Black Heist. The award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema was received by John Hurt. The Fellowship, the highest accolade which the Academy can bestow, was presented to Martin Scorsese.

It’s barely days until the red carpets are rolled out onto the streets of Picadilly Circus and the members of the global film industry descend upon the capital for the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards.

This is definitely a year to celebrate the industry. 2011 seemed one of the most successful years for British filmmaking, with domestic and US triumph with first time contributions from the likes of Richard Ayoade, Joe Cornish and Paddy Considine (all nominated for Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer) Tomas Alfredson’s all British cast Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy swiped a blinding 11 nominations and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 has predictably shown up in the visual/sound categories. This year’s ceremony is also condoned by critics for its decidedly difference approach to the Academy Awards. The Artist, Tinker Tailor Solider Spy and Hugo share the reigning spots, but where America have cast a shadow over the likes of We Need To Talk About Kevin, Shame, Drive and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, BAFTA has celebrated them happily across the major categories including Best Film (Drive,) Leading Actress (Tilda Swinton) Lead Actor (Michael Fassbender.)

The BAFTA awards have been around since 1947, when the founding members of the British Film Academy including Laurence Olivier and Director Michael Powell decided to make a fuss of the industry. The academy today is made up of 6,500 members who all have a part in the nominating process come awards season.

Every year 250 films are entered by distributors, producers and Academy members subject to a few standard regulations. The nominations then go through a series of rounds; in round 1 each member can cast up to 12 votes, with the top 15 films from each category making it to round two. Round 2 sees five votes per member per section and the five most popular films from each category are announced as the nominations. After that it’s the big final vote, with the results announced at the ceremony on Sunday.

The Orange Rising Star award is a new addition to the awards and is voted by the public. This year sees a complete lack of ladies but still a promising array of British talent, with Eddie Redmayne (My Week With Marilyn) Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and Adam Deacon (Adulthood) bringing in the fresh and not so fresh faces of homegrown stars. This year’s outstanding contribution to cinema award goes to veteran actor John Hurt, who has brought home two BAFTAs already for his roles in The Elephant Man and Midnight Express.

The ceremony itself will be hosted by Stephen Fry with The Muppet’s Miss Piggy hitting the red carpet for the much anticipated celebrity watch. And of course we’ll be there with them bringing you up to the minute coverage of everything from the BAFTA awards 2012.


WINNERS

(Winner in bold)

BEST FILM

THE ARTIST Thomas Langmann

THE DESCENDANTS Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor

DRIVE Marc Platt, Adam Siegel

THE HELP Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN Simon Curtis, David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, Adrian Hodges

SENNA Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Manish Pandey

SHAME Steve McQueen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Abi Morgan

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Tomas Alfredson, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo,

Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN Lynne Ramsay, Luc Roeg, Jennifer Fox, Robert Salerno,

Rory Stewart Kinnear

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

ATTACK THE BLOCK Joe Cornish (Director/Writer)

BLACK POND Will Sharpe (Director/Writer), Tom Kingsley (Director), Sarah Brocklehurst (Producer)

CORIOLANUS Ralph Fiennes (Director)

SUBMARINE Richard Ayoade (Director/Writer)

TYRANNOSAUR Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

INCENDIES Denis Villeneuve, Luc Déry, Kim McCraw

PINA Wim Wenders, Gian-Piero Ringel

POTICHE François Ozon, Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer

A SEPARATION Asghar Farhadi

THE SKIN I LIVE IN Pedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodóvar

DOCUMENTARY

GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD Martin Scorsese, Olivia Harrison, Nigel Sinclair

PROJECT NIM James Marsh, Simon Chinn

SENNA Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Manish Pandey

ANIMATED FILM

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN Steven Spielberg

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS Sarah Smith

RANGO Gore Verbinski

DIRECTOR

THE ARTIST Michel Hazanavicius

DRIVE Nicolas Winding Refn

HUGO Martin Scorsese

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Tomas Alfredson

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN Lynne Ramsay

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

THE ARTIST Michel Hazanavicius

BRIDESMAIDS Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig

THE GUARD John Michael McDonagh

THE IRON LADY Abi Morgan

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Woody Allen

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

THE DESCENDANTS Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

THE HELP Tate Taylor

THE IDES OF MARCH George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon

MONEYBALL Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan

LEADING ACTOR

BRAD PITT Moneyball

GARY OLDMAN Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

GEORGE CLOONEY The Descendants

JEAN DUJARDIN The Artist

MICHAEL FASSBENDER Shame

LEADING ACTRESS

BÉRÉNICE BEJO The Artist

MERYL STREEP The Iron Lady

MICHELLE WILLIAMS My Week with Marilyn

TILDA SWINTON We Need to Talk About Kevin

VIOLA DAVIS The Help

SUPPORTING ACTOR

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER Beginners

JIM BROADBENT The Iron Lady

JONAH HILL Moneyball

KENNETH BRANAGH My Week with Marilyn

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN The Ides of March

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

CAREY MULLIGAN Drive

JESSICA CHASTAIN The Help

JUDI DENCH My Week with Marilyn

MELISSA MCCARTHY Bridesmaids

OCTAVIA SPENCER The Help

ORIGINAL MUSIC

THE ARTIST Ludovic Bource

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

HUGO Howard Shore

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Alberto Iglesias

WAR HORSE John Williams

CINEMATOGRAPHY

THE ARTIST Guillaume Schiffman

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Jeff Cronenweth

HUGO Robert Richardson

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Hoyte van Hoytema

WAR HORSE Janusz Kaminski

EDITING

THE ARTIST Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius

DRIVE Mat Newman

HUGO Thelma Schoonmaker

SENNA Gregers Sall, Chris King

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Dino Jonsäter

PRODUCTION DESIGN

THE ARTIST Laurence Bennett, Robert Gould

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan

HUGO Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald

WAR HORSE Rick Carter, Lee Sandales

COSTUME DESIGN

THE ARTIST Mark Bridges

HUGO Sandy Powell

JANE EYRE Michael O’Connor

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN Jill Taylor

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Jacqueline Durran

MAKE UP HAIR

THE ARTIST Julie Hewett, Cydney Cornell

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin,

Nick Dudman

HUGO Morag Ross, Jan Archibald

THE IRON LADY Marese Langan, Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN Jenny Shircore

SOUND

THE ARTIST Nadine Muse, Gérard Lamps, Michael Krikorian

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 James Mather, Stuart Wilson, Stuart Hilliker, Mike Dowson, Adam Scrivener

HUGO Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY John Casali, Howard Bargroff, Doug Cooper, Stephen Griffiths, Andy Shelley

WAR HORSE Stuart Wilson, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, Richard Hymns

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN Joe Letteri, Keith Miller,

Wayne Stables, Jamie Beard

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler, David Vickery

HUGO Rob Legato, Ben Grossmann, Joss Williams, Alex Henning

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White, Daniel Barrett

WAR HORSE Ben Morris, Neil Corbould

SHORT ANIMATION

ABUELAS Afarin Eghbal, Kasia Malipan, Francesca Gardiner

BOBBY YEAH Robert Morgan

A MORNING STROLL Grant Orchard, Sue Goffe

SHORT FILM

CHALK Martina Amati, Gavin Emerson, James Bolton, Ilaria Bernardini

MWANSA THE GREAT Rungano Nyoni, Gabriel Gauchet

ONLY SOUND REMAINS Arash Ashtiani, Anshu Poddar

PITCH BLACK HEIST John Maclean, Gerardine O’Flynn

TWO AND TWO Babak Anvari, Kit Fraser, Gavin Cullen

THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)

ADAM DEACON

CHRIS HEMSWORTH

CHRIS O’DOWD

EDDIE REDMAYNE

TOM HIDDLESTON

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