’12 Years a Slave’ BAFTA’s Best Film but ‘Gravity’ dominates overall

Cate Blanchett

Gravity dominated at the 62nd BAFTA Film Awards, picking up six awards including Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón and, weirdly, Outstanding British Film. (American studio Warner Bros. can thank British producer David Heyman for getting them into that category.)

However, it couldn’t topple 12 Years a Slave for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ top prize.

Though it was largely snubbed throughout the ceremony, 12 Years took home Best Film and Best Actor for London-born Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Cate Blanchett continued her unchallenged awards season run by collecting Best Actress for Blue Jasmine.

Newcomer Barkhad Abdi was named Best Supporting Actor for his turn in Captain Phillips, while Jennifer Lawrence earned one of American Hustle‘s three prizes by claiming Best Supporting Actor.

See the full list of winners below.

Best Film: 12 Years a Slave
Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Outstanding British Film: Gravity
Leading Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Leading Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Original Screenplay, Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle
Adapted Screenplay: Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, Philomena
Original Music: Steven Price, Gravity
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Editing: Dan Hanley & Mike Hill, Rush
Production Design: Catherine Martin & Beverley Dunn, The Great Gatsby
Costume Design: Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby
Make Up & Hair: Evelyne Noraz & Lori McCoy-Bell, American Hustle
Sound: Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay & Chris Munro, Gravity
Special Visual Effects: Neil Corbould, Chris Lawrence, Nikki Penny, David Shirk & Tim Webber, Gravity
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Kieran Evans, Kelly + Victor
Film Not in the English Language: The Great Beauty
Documentary: The Act of Killing
Animated Film: Frozen
British Short Animation: Sleeping with the Fishes
British Short Film: Room 8
The EE Rising Star Award: Will Poulter

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