I’m almost kind of glad BAFTA decided to honor their own by naming Firth and Mulligan Best Actor and Actress, even though I haven’t seen A Single Man yet, I felt very underwhelmed after watching Crazy Heart.
The Hurt Locker puts itself front and center coming Oscar week with this BAFTA sweep, which makes me a bit tingly inside. If only a set of much better films could have joined Hurt Locker, it would make make Bigelow’s future win a little less bittersweet.
And I’m not even mad Let the Right One in lost to A Prophet, because both are such great films.
Anyway, here are the winners…
Best Film: 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
Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, Up In the Air
Film Not in the English Language: A Prophet (France)
Animated Film: Up
Outstanding British Film: Fish Tank
Outstanding Debut By a British Writer, Director or Producer: Duncan Jones, Moon (director)
Music: Michael Giacchino, Up
Cinematography: The Hurt Locker
Editing: The Hurt Locker
Production Design: Avatar
Costume Design: The Young Victoria
Sound: The Hurt Locker
Special Visual Effects: Avatar
Makeup & Hair: The Young Victoria