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Gravity and American Hustle win big at the BAFTAs 2014

12 Years a Slave, The Great Gatsby, Blue Jasmine, Philomena, Captain Philips and Rush also recognised

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Gravity and American Hustle win big at the BAFTAs 2014

The ceremony for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards 2014 took place last night, with Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity scoring six awards. The sci-fi blockbuster, which was shot in the UK, picked up awards for Director, Cinematography, Original Music, Sound, Visual Effects and Outstanding British Film, while Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave won the overall award for Best Film (plus an Actor gong for Chiwetel Ejiofor).

The full list of award winners and nominees is as follows:

Best film

Winner: 12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips

Outstanding British film

Winner: Gravity
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Saving Mr Banks
The Selfish Giant


Winner: Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)


Winner: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks)

Supporting actor

Winner: Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Daniel Bruhl (Rush)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)

Supporting actress

Winner: Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
Oprah Winfrey (The Butler)


Winner: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
David O Russell (American Hustle)
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Adapted screenplay

Winner: Philomena
12 Years a Slave
Behind the Candelabra
Captain Phillips
The Wolf of Wall Street

Original screenplay

Winner: American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Inside Llewyn Davis

Animated film

Winner: Frozen
Despicable Me 2
Monsters University


Winner: The Act of Killing
The Armstrong Lie
Tim’s Vermeer
We Steal Secrets

Film not in the English Language

Winner: The Great Beauty
The Act of Killing
Blue is the Warmest Colour
Metro Manila


Winner: Gravity
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
Inside Llewyn Davis

Costume design

Winner: The Great Gatsby
American Hustle
Behind the Candelabra
The Invisible Woman
Saving Mr Banks


Winner: Rush
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
The Wolf of Wall Street

Make-up and hair

Winner: American Hustle
Behind the Candelabra
The Butler
The Great Gatsby
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Original music

Winner: Gravity
12 Years a Slave
The Book Thief
Captain Phillips
Saving Mr Banks

Production design

Winner: The Great Gatsby
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Behind the Candelabra


Winner: Gravity
All is Lost
Captain Phillips
Inside Llewyn Davis

Visual effects

Winner: Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim
Star Trek Into Darkness

Short animation

Winner: Sleeping with the Fishes
Everything I Can See From Here
I Am Tom Moody

Short film

Winner: Room 8
Island Queen
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Orbit Ever After
Sea View

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

Winner: Kieran Evans (writer/director, Kelly + Victor)
Colin Carberry, Glenn Patterson (writers, Good Vibrations)
Scott Graham (writer/director, Shell)
Kelly Marcel (writer, Saving Mr Banks)
Paul Wright, Polly Stokes (writer/director/producer, For Those in Peril)

Rising Star award

Winner: Will Poulter
Dane DeHaan
George MacKay
Lupita Nyong’o
Lea Seydoux

Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema

Peter Greenaway

Bafta Fellowship

Helen Mirren


  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US/UK
  • 90 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Eric Michels
  • UK release: 8 November 2013

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

American Hustle

  • 5 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 138 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David O. Russell
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence
  • UK release: 1 January 2014

The Fighter director Russell reteams with Bale for this drama about a con artist forced to work with a federal agent. In this sexy, rollicking crime caper loosely based on a true story, the male actors great but the women sublime: Adams is its heart and soul but Lawrence, as Bale's wife, is a hoot.


1. Andrew Sloan18 Feb 2014, 7:32pm Report

How on earth did Gravity win anything ? Some fairly imaginative special effects and a script cornier than a can of Green Giant !

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