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BAFTA 2010 – WINNERS

BIGGERLOW - KATHRYN’S LOCKER FILLING UP
Kathryn Bigelow is getting bigger; she’s just won two of the biggest film awards in the world as producer and director of The Hurt Locker, while her ex, the producer and director of Avatar, the world’s most popular film ever made, James Cameron, saw two technical (but well deserved awards) go to his team. Bigelow’s wins at the BAFTA presentation could only be topped by the Oscars presented in two weeks in Los Angeles. Andrew L. Urban reports.


The Hurt Locker won a total of six awards, including best adapted screenplay and cinematography – which will only encourage Barry Ackroyd to agree with his directors to make more ‘movie jam’ – that’s a film shot with a handheld camera and with many close ups. As he did again in the film he shot after The Hurt Locker, Green Zone (dir. Paul Greengrass), where it is so intrusive as to be detrimental to the film. Still, that’s the director’s choice, so Ackroyd is not entirely to blame.

It is somewhat surprising that the British Academy members voted The Hurt Locker as Best Film; it’s set in battleshocked Iraq and with which Americans easily associate, but which you would not expect the English to warm to. Also surprising (at least to us at Urban Cinefile) is the award to Fish Tank for Outstanding British Film, where Andrea Arnold basically repeats on her fixation first aired in Red Road, a working class dysfunction movie with a traumatised female in the central role.

Another surprise is Carey Mulligan winning Best Actress for the English film An Education, which might have won the Best Film award; not because she isn’t fabulous in the role, but perhaps she should have won the Rising Star award and Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia) the Best Actress.

But the award that isn’t a total surprise is the Best Actor nod to Colin Firth for his role in A Single Man (in cinemas from Feb 25, 2010 in Australia) for debuting director Tom Ford. Jeff Bridges may yet get his second award at the Oscars, though…

BEST FILM
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

DIRECTOR
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 - 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

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mo'Nique - Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

MUSIC
Up - Michael Giacchino

CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Hurt Locker - Barry Ackroyd

EDITING
The Hurt Locker - Bob Murawski, Chris Innis

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Avatar - Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, Kim Sinclair

COSTUME DESIGN

The Young Victoria - Sandy Powell

SOUND
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 (voted for by the public)
Kristen Stewart

ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP
Vanessa Redgrave

OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA
Joe Dunton

Published February 22, 2010
 

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Colin Firth - A Single Man


Carey Mulligan - An Education


Mo'Nique - Precious


Christoph Waltz -
Inglourious Basterds


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