2010 BAFTA Awards: The Hurt Locker Kicks Avatar’s Ass

February 21, 2010 by  
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bafta2The biggest event in the British Film calendar – the BAFTAs – were presented this evening by Jonathan Ross from the opulent surroundings of The Royal Opera house in London. OTB weren’t on the red carpet freezing to death or in the glitzy surroundings of the awards show itself; we were relaxing at home with a cup of tea.

Wossy was his usual cheesy but genial self – making naff jokes about various films made this year (keeping it safe this year – Sachsgate no doubt still looms…)

I hate to say this but I actually agree with all the winners. The Hurt Locker won 5 BAFTAs including the coveted Best Film and Best Director – rightly keeping Avatar at bay with only two wins (and both of those for technical achievements).

There weren’t any particular upsets but I was surprised that Fish Tank won Best British Film and not In The Loop or Moon. It’s unfortunate also that the wonderful Up In The Air only received the BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay – in any other year it would have won at least five. That’s the way it goes though. Sometimes you get the Shawshank Redemption against Pulp Fiction (1995) and some years you get Slumdog Millionaire

Here’s are the winners in full:

BEST FILM
THE HURT LOCKER Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
FISH TANK Kees Kasander, Nick Laws, Andrea Arnold

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
DUNCAN JONES Director – Moon

DIRECTOR
THE HURT LOCKER Kathryn Bigelow

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
THE HURT LOCKER Mark Boal

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
UP IN THE AIR Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
A PROPHET Pascal Caucheteux, Marco Cherqui, Alix Raynaud, Jacques Audiard

ANIMATED FILM
UP Pete Docter

LEADING ACTOR
COLIN FIRTH A Single Man

LEADING ACTRESS
CAREY MULLIGAN An Education

SUPPORTING ACTOR
CHRISTOPH WALTZ Inglourious Basterds

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

MO’NIQUE Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

MUSIC

UP Michael Giacchino

CINEMATOGRAPHY
THE HURT LOCKER Barry Ackroyd

EDITING
THE HURT LOCKER Bob Murawski, Chris Innis

PRODUCTION DESIGN

AVATAR Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, Kim Sinclair

COSTUME DESIGN

THE YOUNG VICTORIA Sandy Powell

SOUND

THE HURT LOCKER Ray Beckett, Paul N. J. Ottosson

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
AVATAR Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, Andrew R. Jones

MAKE UP & HAIR

THE YOUNG VICTORIA Jenny Shircore

SHORT ANIMATION
MOTHER OF MANY – Sally Arthur, Emma Lazenby

SHORT FILM
I DO AIR James Bolton, Martina Amati

THE ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
KRISTEN STEWART

THE ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP
VANESSA REDGRAVE

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