BAFTA 2008 Winners

11 Feb

I am so thrilled that Marion Cotillard got the BAFTA Best Actress, now it’s just the Academy left for her to conquer. If you still havent seen her brilliant portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose,  now is the time to add it to your rental queue. Here’s the link to my review of La Vie en Rose:

I have yet to see Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood but I am most certain that he has been amazing in it. Other awardees I was so pleased about were for Javier Bardem, the Coen Brothers and The Lives of Others. Can I admit unashamedly that I also voted for Shia LaBeouf for the Rising Star Award?

As for Atonement getting the Best Picture, I’ll quote a Guardian poster’s comment here by saying, what it really means is, a token award for a massively overrated film. Enough said.

The Honor Roll

BEST FILM: Atonement

BEST BRITISH FILM: This is England

DIRECTOR: Joel Coen/Ethan Coen – No Country For Old Men

LEADING ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood

LEADING ACTRESS: Marion Cotillard – La Vie en Rose

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Tilda Swinton – Michael Clayton



ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Ronald Harwood – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

ANIMATED FILM: Ratatouille

MUSIC: Christopher Gunning – La Vie en Rose

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Roger Deakins – No Country For Old Men

EDITING: Christopher Rouse – The Bourne Ultimatum

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer – Atonement

COSTUME DESIGN: Marit Allen – La Vie en Rose

SOUND: Kirk Francis/Scott Millan/David Parker/Karen Baker Landers/Per Hallberg – The Bourne Ultimatum

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS: Michael Fink/Bill Westenhofer/Ben Morris/Trevor Wood – The Golden Compass

MAKE UP & HAIR: Jan Archibald/Didier Lavergne – La Vie en Rose

SHORT ANIMATION : The Pearce Sisters

SHORT FILM: Dog Altogether

THE ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD: Shia Laboeuf (voted for by the public)

* ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP: Sir Anthony Hopkins

* THE CARL FOREMAN AWARD for special achievement by a British director, writer or producer for their first feature film: Matt Greenhalgh (Writer) – Control

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