'12 Years a Slave' won Bafta for best film
LONDON - The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) presented director Steve McQueen's 19th century drama ’12 Years a Slave’ the Film of the Year award, while ‘Gravity’ took home six BAFTAs and ‘American Hustle’ received three.
Prince William also presented the BAFTA Fellowship award to 68-year-old British actress Helen Mirren.
The awards, hosted by British comedian Stephan Fry, came two weeks ahead of the American Academy awards.
Chiwetel Ejiofor won the Best Actor award for his role in ‘12 Years a Slave’.
Australian actress Cate Blanchett won the Best Actress award for her role in 'Blue Jasmine' and dedicated her prize to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died earlier this month from an apparent drug overdose.
Bafta Film Award winners:
Best Film – 12 Years a Slave
Best Director – Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity
Best Leading Actor – Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Leading Actress – Cate Blanchett
Best Supporting Actor – Barkhad Abdi
Best Supporting Actress – Jennifer Lawrence
Best Outstanding British Film – Gravity
Best Original Screenplay – American Hustle
Best British Short Film - Room 8
Best Adapted Screenplay – Philomena
Best Original Music – Gravity
Best Sound – Gravity
Best Film not in the English Language – The Great Beauty
Best Documentary – The Act of Killing
Best Animated Film – Frozen
Best Cinematography – Gravity
Best Editing – Rush
Best Production Design – Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn for The Great Gatsby
Best Costume Design – Catherine Martin for The Great Gatsby
Best Make Up and Hair – Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell for American Hustle
Best Special Visual Effects – Gravity
Best British Short Animation – Sleeping With the Fishes
The EE Rising Star Award – Will Poulter.
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