Sunday, February 21, 2010

BAFTA winners!

Yippy kai-yay! This is a big boost for The Hurt Locker. I guessed that the Brits would give it Best Picture, but winning in Original Screenplay, Sound, and Cinematography indicates a level of support I didn't see coming. But how big is the BAFTA/AMPAS crossover? Will it be enough for The Hurt Locker to win comfortably (as I can only assume it did here), or will that damned preferential ballot keep Inglourious Basterds in the race? It wasn't even nominated for the Best Picture BAFTA, so maybe the dominance of The Hurt Locker is not so surprising.

One disconcerting win is The Young Victoria for Makeup. Jenny Shircore has won the Oscar before for Elizabeth, a rather unusual and undeserved win. I'd hate to see her win again over superior work. I just have an uneasy feeling.

Full list of winners after the cut.

Picture: The Hurt Locker
Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Actress: Carey Mulligan, An Education
Actor: Colin Firth, A Single Man
Supporting Actress: Mo’nique, Precious
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
Adapted Screenplay: Reitman & Turner, Up in the Air
Film not in the English Language: Un Prophete
Animated Film: Up
Editing: The Hurt Locker
Cinematography: The Hurt Locker
Music: Up
Production Design: Avatar
Costume Design: The Young Victoria
Sound: The Hurt Locker
Visual Effects: Avatar
Makeup and Hair: The Young Victoria
Outstanding British Film: Fish Tank
Outstanding British Debut: Duncan Jones, Moon
Orange Rising Star Award: Kristen Stewart
Short Film: I Do Air
Short Animation: Mother Of Many

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