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Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave got a significant boost during the last major awards ceremony before the Oscars next month, the EE BAFTAS. The awards were handed out in London today by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts.
McQueen’s acclaimed film about Solomon Northup won the top prize of the night, Best Film, but only won one other award. Star Chiwetel Ejiofor won for Best Actor, beating a field that included all the same nominees for the Best Actor Oscar, save for Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips).
Gravity was a big winner though, with director Alfonso Cuaron winning in a field that also included nearly all the same Oscar nominees. The movie also won Best British Film and Emmanuel Lubezki won for his stunning cinematography. Gravity also won Special Visual Effects and Sound.
The third in this year’s trifecta of Oscar favorites, David O. Russell’s American Hustle, also had a good night. Russell and Eric Warren Singer won for Best Original Screenplay and Jennifer Lawrence beat 12 Years’ Lupita Nyong’o for Best Supporting Actress.
Those awards were just a few. You can check out the full list below. The ceremony, hosted by Stephen Fry airs on BBC America.
Adapted Screenplay - Philomena (Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope)
Animated Film - Frozen
British Short Animation - Sleeping with the Fishes
British Short Film - Room 8
Cinematography - Gravity
Costume Design - The Great Gatsby
Director - Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Documentary - The Act of Killing
EE Rising Star - Will Poulter
Editing - Rush
Fellowship - Dame Helen Mirren
Film in 2014 - 12 Years A Slave
Film not in the English Language - The Great Beauty
Leading Actor - Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave)
Leading Actress - Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Make-up/Hair - American Hustle
Original Film Music - Steven Price, Gravity
Original Screenplay - American Hustle (Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell)
Outstanding British Contribution to Film - Peter Greenaway
Outstanding British Film - Gravity
Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director or Producer in 2014 - Kieran Evans (Kelly + Victor)
Production Design - The Great Gatsby
Sound - Gravity
Special Visual Effects - Gravity
Supporting Actor - Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Supporting Actress - Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Check out our full 2014 Awards season coverage here.
image courtesy of Warner Bros.