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iW NEWS | "Atonement" Wins BAFTA's Best Film Award

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire February 10, 2008 at 11:36AM

Joe Wright's "Atonement" was awarded best film at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in London Sunday night. Though the film also picked up an award for best production design, it was not the leader in terms of total awards. "La Vie En Rose" led an unusually spread out group of winners, taking awards for best actress (Marion Cotillard), best makeup, best music and best costume design. Following "Rose" was Joel and Ethan Coen's "No Country For Old Men," which won three awards for best director, best supporting actor (Javier Bardem) and best cinematography (Roger Deakins). Other notable winners were Daniel Day-Lewis for best actor for his performance in "There Will Be Blood," surprise winner Tilda Swinton for best supporting actress in "Michael Clayton and "Juno"'s Diablo Cody for best original screenplay. And despite winning best film overall, "Atonement" lost the best british film award to "This Is England." For a complete list of winners, please visit BAFTA's website. [Peter Knegt]
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Joe Wright's "Atonement" was awarded best film at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in London Sunday night. Though the film also picked up an award for best production design, it was not the leader in terms of total awards. "La Vie En Rose" led an unusually spread out group of winners, taking awards for best actress (Marion Cotillard), best makeup, best music and best costume design. Following "Rose" was Joel and Ethan Coen's "No Country For Old Men," which won three awards for best director, best supporting actor (Javier Bardem) and best cinematography (Roger Deakins). Other notable winners were Daniel Day-Lewis for best actor for his performance in "There Will Be Blood," surprise winner Tilda Swinton for best supporting actress in "Michael Clayton and "Juno"'s Diablo Cody for best original screenplay. And despite winning best film overall, "Atonement" lost the best british film award to "This Is England." For a complete list of winners, please visit BAFTA's website. [Peter Knegt]