Gravity scoops six BAFTAs

The 3-D space drama, Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, was the biggest winner of the night at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs) in London, gaining trophies for Best Director, Special Visual Effects, Cinematography, Original Music, Sound and Outstanding British Film. Accepting his award, Alfonso – who is Mexican, but has lived in England for more than 10 years – said: ”I don’t know if I can open my mouth. I consider myself a part of the British film industry. I guess I make a good case for curbing immigration.”
He also praised his son, Jonás, and Sandra Bullock before dedicating the award to the ”downstairs” workers who had made the film’s sound and effects possible.

Although Gravity won the most trophies, the historical drama 12 Years a Slave was named Best Film and its star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, took the Leading Actor award.
Accepting the trophy, Chiwetel thanked director Steve McQueen, saying: ”Thank you for you work, your artistry and your passion in this project … to make it of such value, of such worth. This is yours by the way – I’m going to keep it, that’s the kind of guy I am, but it’s yours.”

Meanwhile, the Leading Actress award went to Cate Blanchett for her role in Blue Jasmine, while Jennifer Lawrence took home Supporting Actress for American Hustle. Supporting Actor went to Captain Philips star Barkhad Abdi and Italy’s The Great Beauty was named best Film Not in the English Language. Among the Hollywood stars attending the ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House were Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.

BAFTA Awards 2014 – Full list of winners:

Best Film Winner: 12 Years A Slave
Director Winner: Alfonso Cuarón
Leading Actor Winner: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Leading Actress Winner: Cate Blanchett

Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence

Supporting Actor Winner: Barkhad Abdi

Film Not in the English Language Winner: The Great Beauty

Special Visual Effects Winner: Gravity

EE Rising Star Winner: Will Poulter

Adapted Screenplay Winner: Philomena

Original Screenplay Winner: American Hustle

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Winner: Peter Greenaway

Supporting Actress Winner: Jennifer Lawrence
Cinematography Winner: Gravity

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer Winner: Kieran Evans

Animated Film Winner: Frozen

Original Music Winner: Gravity

Costume Design Winner: The Great Gatsby

Make-Up and Hair Winner: American Hustle

Documentary Winner: The Act of Killing

Editing Winner: Rush

Sound Winner: Gravity

Production Design Winner: The Great Gatsby

British Short Animation Winner: Sleeping With The Fishes

British Short Film Winner: Room 8

Outstanding British Film Winner: Gravity

Fellowship Winner: Dame Helen Mirren

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