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:
"Slumdog Millionaire" - Christian Colson
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
"Man On Wire" - Simon Chinn / James Marsh
Mickey Rourke - "The Wrestler"
Kate Winslet - "The Reader"
Heath Ledger - "The Dark Knight"
Penélope Cruz - "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
"Slumdog Millionaire" - Danny Boyle
"In Bruges" - Martin Mcdonagh
"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"
"Wall-E" - Andrew Stanton
"Slumdog Millionaire" - A. R. Rahman
"Slumdog Millionaire" - Anthony Dod Mantle
"Slumdog Millionaire" - Chris Dickens
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" - Donald Graham Burt / Victor J. Zolfo
"The Duchess" - Michael O'connor
MAKE UP & HAIR
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" - Jean Black / Colleen Callaghan
"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
"Wallace And Gromit: A Matter of Loaf And Death" - Steve Pegram / Nick Park /
"September" - Stewart Le Maréchal / Esther May Campbell
OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA
Pinewood Studios / Shepperton Studios
Published February 9, 2009
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BAFTA NOMINATIONS 2009
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Man on Wire