Monday, 13 February 2012

2012 BAFTA Winners and Review

So I'm sure you guys were aware that last night were the BAFTAS, live at the Royal Opera House with Sir Stephen Fry hosting (how awesome is that) and yeah gotta tell you it was a pretty good show. The awards were given to the right winners and if you guys don't who the winners were, here's what I'll do which is a lot a different from my review of the Golden Globes. Basically I'll just make the list of the winners and the follow ups and then after the list then I'll give you my full review and opinion on the winners. Okay here we go.

Best Film: "The Artist"
Runners Up: "The Descendants", "Drive", "The Help" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy".

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for "The Artist"
Runners Up: Tomas Alfredson for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy", Lynne Ramsey for "We Need to Talk About Kevin", Nicolas Winding Refn for "Drive" and Martin Scorsese for "Hugo".

Best Actor: Jean Dujardin for "The Artist"
Runners Up: George Clooney for "The Descendants", Michael Fassbender for "Shame", Gary Oldman for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Brad Pitt for "Moneyball".

Best Actress: Meryl Streep for "The Iron Lady"
Runners Up: Berenice Bejo for "The Artist", Viola Davis for "The Help", Tilda Swinton for "We Need to Talk About Kevin" and Michelle Williams for "My Week with Marilyn".

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer for "Beginners"
Runners Up: Kenneth Branagh for "My Week with Marilyn", Jim Broadbent for "The Iron Lady", Jonah Hill for "Moneyball" and Phillip Seymour Hoffman for "The Ides of March".

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer for "The Help"
Runners Up: Jessica Chastain for "The Help", Judi Dench for "My Week with Marilyn", Melissa McCarthy for "Bridesmaids" and Carey Mulligan for "Drive".

Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film: 
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Runners Up: "My Week with Marilyn", "Senna", "Shame" and "We Need to Talk About Kevin".

Best Screenplay (Original): "The Artist"
Runners Up: "Bridesmaids", "The Guard", "The Iron Lady" and "Midnight in Paris".

Best Screenplay (Adapted): "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Runners Up: "The Descendants", "The Help", "The Ides of March" and "Moneyball".

Best Cinematography: "The Artist"
Runners Up: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", "Hugo", "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "War Horse".

Best Editing: "Senna"
Runners Up: "The Artist", "Drive", "Hugo" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy".

Best Production Design: "Hugo"
Runners Up: "The Artist", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2", "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "War Horse".

Best Costume Design: "The Artist"
Runners Up: "Hugo", "Jane Eyre", "My Week with Marilyn" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy".

Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music: Ludovic Bource for 
"The Artist"
Runners Up: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", Howard Shore for "Hugo", Alberto Inglesias for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and John Williams for "War Horse".

Best Make-Up/Hair: "The Iron Lady"
Runners Up: "The Artist", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2", "Hugo" and "My Week with Marilyn".

Best Sound: "Hugo"
Runners Up: "The Artist", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2", "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "War Horse".

Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2"
Runners Up: "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn", "Hugo", "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and "War Horse".

Best Film Not in the English Language: "The Skin I Live In"
Runners Up: "Incendies", "Pina", "Potiche" and "A Separation".

Best Animated Feature Film: "Rango"
Runners Up: "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" and "Arthur Christmas".

Best Documentary: "Senna"
Runners Up: "George Harrison: Living in a Material World" and "Project Nim".

Orange Wednesday's Rising Star: Adam Deacon
Runners Up: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chris O'Dowd and Eddie Redmayne.

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: 
Paddy Considine and Diarmid Scrimshaw for "Tyrannosaur"
Runners Up: Joe Cornish for "Attack of the Block", Will Sharpe, Tom Kingsley and Sarah Brockelhurst for "Black Pond", Ralph Finnes for "Coriolanus" and Richard Ayoade for "Submarine".

Best Short Animation: "A Morning Stroll"
Runners Up: "Abuelas" and "Bobby Yeah".

Best Short Film: "Pitch Black Heist"
Runners Up: "Chalk", "Mwansa the Great", "Only Sound Remains" and "Two & Two".

Okay so in total, I thought the decisions they made this year were brilliant, "The Artist" was as you can see with 7 BAFTAS including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Music etc. and of course "The Artist" deserves all those awards and there is no doubt that it's gonna win at the Oscars, I believe it might win all it's nominations. Anyway for the other wins, I was kind of 50/50 on "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" but then again when you look at it's competitors that it won against such Best British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay, it's really the best film to win those. But for me honestly I didn't think "Tinker Tailor..." was the brilliant film everyone said it was, as I found it a bit slow. But anyway on to the other winners, of course Meryl Streep had to win for her performance as Maggie Thatcher even though I've still not seen the film, don't think I will to be honest, but obviously I'll route for her cos she's one of the best. I was also happy with Octavia Spencer for winning for "The Help" and Christopher Plummer for "Beginners" as Best Supporting Actress and Actor. I was bit surprised though that "Rango" won for best animated film instead of "Tintin", as I thought "Rango" was okay, I mean it looked stunning but it was clearly no masterpiece. So for the rest of the night, good choice of winners as I said before, also Martin Scorsese won for the BAFTA Fellowship as he deserves too and the legendary John Hurt won for outstanding contribution to British Cinema, plus you had Sir Tom Jones perform "Thunderball" for the 50th Anniversary of James Bond, you can't beat that. But anyway if you wanna leave a comment about the show at the bottom go ahead and now it's time to get ready for the Oscars.


  1. Tinker Tailor and The Artist both did pretty well; I still need to see The Artist actually. I'm very glad that Martin Scorcese earned the fellowship.

    After watching the BAFTAs, I'm keen to watch Hugo and also Beginners looked interesting

  2. Please see "The Artist" as soon as you can, you really will not regret it.