Slumdog Wins Big At Baftas

February 9, 2009 by  
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They’re going to have to stop calling it ‘the little film that could’, because as expected, the BAFTA’s were totally dominated by Slumdog Millionaire which beat numerous other big budget Hollywood epics to the ground and took home seven of the gold plated ‘The Phantom of the Opera would kill for these’ masks.

In an increasingly predictable awards trail, we’d just once love to see some random film shock us all and nab top honours – Don’t Mess With the Zohan for Best Film Oscar anyone?

Anyone?

And there we were thinking the hay bails would get mired in the snow.

Aaaaanyway, Danny Boyle’s transformative Indian fable was clearly top (slum)dog, and it was left to the The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to come in a distant second with only three awards.

So, biggest shock of the night? Well, with Jonathan Ross subdued, a surprisingly honest Mickey Rourke stepped up to stun the crowd with an impassioned thank you speech that directly thanked Darren Aronofsky for giving him a second chance “after f*@king up my career for 15 years”.

Here be the winners list:

BEST FILM
Slumdog Millionaire

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Man On Wire

LEADING ACTOR
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

LEADING ACTRESS
Kate Winslet, The Reader

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight (woohoo!)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Martin McDonagh, In Bruges

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

FOREIGN FILM
I’ve Loved You So Long

THE CARL FOREMAN AWARD FOR SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT BY A BRITISH DIRECTOR, WRITER OR PRODUCER FOR THEIR FIRST FEATURE FILM
Steve Mcqueen, Hunger

ANIMATED FILM
WALL-E

MUSIC
AR Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire

EDITING
Chris Dickens, Slumdog Millionaire

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Donald Graham Burt/Victor J Zolfo, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

COSTUME DESIGN
Michael O’connor, The Duchess

MAKE UP & HAIR
Jean Black / Colleen Callaghan, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

SOUND
Glenn Freemantle /Resul Pookutty /Richard Pryke/Tom Sayers/Ian Tapp, Slumdog Millionaire

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Eric Barba/Craig Barron/Nathan Mcguinness/Edson Williams, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

SHORT ANIMATION
Wallace And Gromit: A Matter Of Loaf And Death (double woohoo!)

SHORT FILM
September

ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP
Terry Gilliam

OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA
Pinewood Studios/Shepperton Studios

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