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2014 BAFTA Award Winners

2014 BAFTA Award Winners

The 67th British Academy Film Awards were handed out tonight London, with Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” winning best film but Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity” leading the pack overall, taking 6 — best director, best score, best visual effects, best cinematography, best sound and best British film (the latter a designation more than a few questioned).

“12 Years” didn’t win anything until the very end, which had many suspecting a potential slump as the BAFTAs wore on. But then Chiwetel Ejiofor won best actor, and the film snuck past “Gravity” and “American Hustle” to take the top prize as well. But it was snubbed for best adapted screenplay (which went to “Philomena”) and best supporting actress (which went to Jennifer Lawrence, one of three prizes for “American Hustle”), both trophies most expected “12 Years” to win.

Other major winners included Cate Blanchett for best actress (potentially the only acting win to crossover with Oscar here) and Barkhad Abdi for best supporting actor, probably the night’s biggest surprise. “The Great Gatsby” took home a pair of artistic awards, while “Frozen,” “The Great Beauty” and “The Act of Killing” won animated feature, foreign film and documentary feature, respectively.

Full list of winners:

Best Film: 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Best British Film: Gravity
Best Debut By a British Writer, Director or Producer: Kieran Evans
Best Original Screenplay: American Hustle
Best Adapted Screenplay: Philomena
Best Film Not In The English Language: The Great Beauty
Best Documentary: The Act of Killing
Best Original Film Score: Gravity
Best Cinematography: Gravity
Best Editing: Rush
Best Sound: Gravity
Best Animated Film: Frozen
Best Visual Effects: Gravity
Best Makeup and Hair: American Hustle
Best Production Design: The Great Gatsby
Best Costumes: The Great Gatsby
Best Short Film: Room 8
Best Animated Short: Sleeping With The Fishes
BAFTA Rising Star Award: Will Poulter

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