For those around here (almost all of us) who have been rooting for Duncan Jones’ Moon, today is a day for a bit of celebration. Jones led off today’s ceremony for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) with a win for Outstanding Debut with his first film, the excellent cerebral piece of sci-fi that it was. Reports say that Jones was very emotional in accepting his award, completing a run that began last year at the Sundance Film Festival. Below you will find both his emotional speech and his post-speech interview:
As for the rest of the awards, The Hurt Locker continued its awards season dominance, taking home six awards, including Best Film. Fish Tank — which features one of the year’s best performances from Michael Fassbender — won the Outstanding British Film award, with Colin Firth (A Single Man) and Carey Mulligan (An Education) taking home best actor and actress awards, respectively. The rest is all very predictable, following suit with the American guild awards. Mark Boal and the Up in the Air duo taking the screenplay awards, with Christoph Waltz and Mo’Nique winning best supporting awards.
The full list of BAFTA winners is below, courtesy of the BAFTA website.
Best Film The Hurt Locker
Outstanding British Film Fish Tank
Director Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Leading Actor Colin Firth, A Single Man
Leading Actress Carey Mulligan, An Education
Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Supporting Actress Mo’Nique, Precious
Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer Duncan Jones, Director of Moon
Original Screenplay Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
Adapted Screenplay Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air
Film Not In The English Language A Prophet
Animated Film Up
Music Michael Giacchino, Up
Cinematography Barry Ackroyd, The Hurt Locker
Editing Bob Murawski & Chris Innis, The Hurt Locker
Production Design Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg & Kim Sinclair, Avatar
Costume Design Sandy Powell, The Young Victoria
Sound Ray Beckett & Paul N. J. Ottosson, The Hurt Locker
Special Visual Effects Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham & Andrew R. Jones, Avatar
Make Up & Hair Jenny Shircore, The Young Victoria
Short Animation Sally Arthur & Emma Lazenby, Mother Of Many
Short Film James Bolton & Martina Amati, I Do Air
The Orange Rising Star Award (Voted For By The Public) Kristen Stewart
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