BAFTA Awards: 12 Years a Slave Wins Best Picture

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The British equivalent of the Academy Awards were handed out, and Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave took Best Picture. The film also scored a BAFTA for Best Actor as the film’s lead, Chiwetel Ejiofor, won his nation’s top honor for an actor.

12 Years a Slave Star Chiwetel Ejiofor

Best Director went to Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity, all but assuring that he will take home the same prize at the Oscars.

Best Actress was hardly a surprise given that Cate Blanchett has been sweeping the awards season for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. It is a mesmerizing performance worthy of all the awards... see what we mean and watch Blue Jasmine online.

In what was a huge surprise, the man who came from out of nowhere, Barkhad Abdi, won for Best Supporting Actor for his work opposite Tom Hanks, as you can see when you watch Captain Phillips online.

Best Supporting Actress went to Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle. That too was a surprise since it seemed like Lupita Nyong’O would win for 12 Years a Slave, as the film won Best Picture and Best Actor. But, like here in the U.S., those Brits sure love Lawrence.

The full list of 2014 BAFTA Winners:

  • Best Picture – 12 Years a Slave
  • Best Director – Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
  • Best Actor – Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
  • Best Actress – Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
  • Best Supporting Actor – Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
  • Best Supporting Actress – Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – Philomena, Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
  • Best Original Screenplay – American Hustle, Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
  • Best Cinematography – Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Best Documentary – The Act of Killing
  • Best Animated Feature – Frozen
  • Best Music – Gravity, Steven Price
  • Best British Film – Gravity
  • Best Editing – Rush
  • Best Production Design – The Great Gatsby
  • Best Costume Design – The Great Gatsby
  • Best Sound – Gravity
  • Best Visual FX - Gravity
  • Best Hair & Make-up – American Hustle
  • Best British Short, Live Action – Room 8
  • Best British Short, Animation – Sleeping with the Fishes
  • Outstanding British Debut – Kelly & Victor
  • BAFTA Rising Star – Will Poulter
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