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BAFTA 2009 - WINNERS

SLUMDOG BARKS LOUDEST AT BAFTA
Had Slumdog Millionaire been mostly in Hindu not English, it would probably have won the foreign language BAFTA as well as everything else won by the film: Best Film, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Music, Cinematography, Editing and Sound. There were only two awards set aside for emotionally charged winners: Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor, which went to Heath ledger and Micky Rourke respectively. Andrew L. Urban reports direct from his seat in front of the tv.


Mick Jagger presented the Best Film award, joking that his presence came about because he is the founding member of the Rock Star Film Star Exchange Program, and while he was on stage at the Royal Opera House handing out the Best Film award, Dame Judi Dench was “trashing a hotel room somewhere in New York, Sir Ben Kingsley was recording a new rock album …”

Man on Wire won the Outstanding British Film Award, confounding pundits who said the doco would never win such a prestigious gong. But the night’s biggest ging, the Fellowship Award, was presemted by Jonathan Pryce to indefatigable filmmaking eccentric, Terry Gilliam. Presenting the award, Pryce quipped that it was Don Quixote that nearly killed Gilliam, who in turn thanked his family for whom he made life a living hell when he was working – and an even worse hell when he wasn’t.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button won the production design and visual effects awards, underlining the importance of these crafts in the making of the film.

And the winners are:

BEST FILM
"Slumdog Millionaire" - Christian Colson

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

"Man On Wire" - Simon Chinn / James Marsh

LEADING ACTOR
Mickey Rourke - "The Wrestler"

LEADING ACTRESS

Kate Winslet - "The Reader"

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger - "The Dark Knight"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Penélope Cruz - "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"

DIRECTOR
"Slumdog Millionaire" - Danny Boyle

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
"In Bruges" - Martin Mcdonagh

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
"Slumdog Millionaire" - Simon Beaufoy

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
"I've Loved You So Long" - Yves Marmion / Philippe Claudel

THE CARL FOREMAN AWARD FOR SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT BY A BRITISH DIRECTOR, WRITER OR PRODUCER FOR THEIR FIRST FEATURE FILM
Steve Mcqueen, director/writer - "Hunger"

ANIMATED FILM
"Wall-E" - Andrew Stanton

MUSIC
"Slumdog Millionaire" - A. R. Rahman

CINEMATOGRAPHY
"Slumdog Millionaire" - Anthony Dod Mantle

EDITING

"Slumdog Millionaire" - Chris Dickens

PRODUCTION DESIGN

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" - Donald Graham Burt / Victor J. Zolfo

COSTUME DESIGN
"The Duchess" - Michael O'connor

MAKE UP & HAIR
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" - Jean Black / Colleen Callaghan

SOUND
"Slumdog Millionaire" - Glenn Freemantle / Resul Pookutty / Richard Pryke / Tom Sayers / Ian Tapp

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" - Eric Barba / Craig Barron / Nathan Mcguinness / Edson Williams

SHORT ANIMATION
"Wallace And Gromit: A Matter of Loaf And Death" - Steve Pegram / Nick Park / Bob Baker

SHORT FILM
"September" - Stewart Le Maréchal / Esther May Campbell

ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP

Terry Gilliam

OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA
Pinewood Studios / Shepperton Studios

Published February 9, 2009

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Slumdog Millionaire

BAFTA NOMINATIONS 2009

2009 WINNERS:
GOLDEN GLOBE WINNERS

EUROPEAN FILM AWARD WINNERS

BRITISH INDEP FILM AWARDS

SUNDANCE WINNERS 2009

WRITERS GUILD WINNERS 2009


The Reader


The Wrestler


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


Hunger


In Bruges


Man on Wire

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