The BAFTAs got it right

22 Feb

Last night I watched the BAFTAs on BBC America. For those of you who don’t know what a BAFTA is, it’s basically the Brititsh equivalent of the Oscars. I believe BAFTA stands for British Academy of (mainly American) Film and (a few British) Actors. Or I could be making that up. Either way, even though it is a British award, there were a lot of American winners, because let’s face it, we make the best movies.

I only saw the last hour, or as I like to call it, the part where the most important awards are given out. The Hurt Locker took home best original screenplay (Mark Boal), director (Kathryn Bigelow) and picture. BECAUSE IT DESERVED IT. Avatar won technical awards, as it should, but nothing else (Oscars, take note).

Oh, and this made me happy:

Here’s the complete BAFTA awards 2010 winners list:

Best Film: The Hurt Locker
Leading Actor: Colin Firth, A Single Man
Leading Actress: Carey Mulligan, An Education
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, Precious
Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, Up In the Air
Film Not in the English Language: A Prophet (France)
Animated Film: Up
Outstanding British Film: Fish Tank
Outstanding Debut By a British Writer, Director or Producer: Duncan Jones, Moon (director)
Music: Michael Giacchino, Up
Cinematography: The Hurt Locker
Editing: The Hurt Locker
Production Design: Avatar
Costume Design: The Young Victoria
Sound: The Hurt Locker
Special Visual Effects: Avatar
Makeup & Hair: The Young Victoria
Short Animation: Mother of Many
The Orange Rising Star Award: Kristen Stewart
Academy Fellowship: Vanessa Redgrave


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