February 21, 2010

The Hurt Locker sweeps the BAFTA Awards!

Indeed, it was a great showing for this year's little film that could. Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Film: “The Hurt Locker”
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
Best Actor: Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”
Best Foreign Language Film: “A Prophet”
Best Animated Film: “Up”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, “Up in the Air”
Rising Star Award: Kristen Stewart
Best Production Design: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg and Kim Sinclair, “Avatar”
Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker”
Best British Film: “Fish Tank”
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, “Precious”
Best Makeup and Hair: Jenny Shircore, “The Young Victoria”
Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell, “The Young Victoria”
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”
Best Visual Effects: “Avatar”
Best Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd, “The Hurt Locker”
Best Film Editing: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis, “The Hurt Locker”
Best Music: Michael Giacchino, “Up”
Best Sound: “The Hurt Locker”
Carl Foreman Award (Best Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer): Duncan Jones, “Moon”
Best Short Film: “I Do Air”
Best Animated Short: “Mother of Many”
Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema: Joe Dunton

-The Hurt Locker certainly got a big boost...thoughts?


  1. Side not: Duncan Jones was a welcome site, as his work was one of my favorites this year.

  2. Colin Firth winning is a nice change of pace, but I still think Bridges will take the Oscar. Mark Boal's win following the WGA also says something as well. It's a tight race between him and Tarantino.

  3. Indeed. The Hurt Locker got a bit stronger, Actress showed that Streep isn't likely to win, and Original Screenplay will be a close one, that's pretty much what we learned.

  4. I've been enjoying Christoph Waltz's speeches this year, and look forward to hearing another one in a couple weeks.


  5. The smart money says that you will.

  6. I said it a few weeks ago, I'm still calling the upset for Firth. He's taken the last 3-4 awards in a row. I sense a late push for him...

    I know, I know. It doesn't make sense. It totally feels right, though.

  7. I wouldn't expect it to happen, as BAFTA especially went hometown with both of its acting awards as a kind of "we know you won't win across the pond, so here, have this" kind of thing, but hey, stranger things have happened.

  8. Dammit, I really hope that Mark Boal doesn't win the writing award...

  9. I'll let you know in exactly 2 weeks, around this time...deal?

  10. I am kind of starting to worry for Tarantino for script, I hope will win the oscar for script, not Boal. I can agree that The Hurt Locker script was good too, but was it as good as Inglorious Basterds? In my opinion, no.

  11. As good as Avatar was, glad to see it not dominating everything in sight. It'll win a few Oscars, but Hurt Locker will (should) take Picture & Director.

  12. Thanks Joey, I'll be sure to check back then, lol

  13. What did the Baftas tell us this year?

    - Hurt Locker has won Best Picture.
    - Bigelow will win Director for sure now.
    - Mulligan and Firth are possible upsets.
    - A Prophet will probably suprise Foreign Film.
    - Mark Boal will win Original Writing.
    - Tarantino's chances are now VERY slim.

    The only confusing thing is Mulligan and Firth. With both winning, Mulligan's chances have been hurt by what will now will be percieved as rewarding local talent instead of a late surge vote. However, Firth gave a great speech. One can't help but wonder, what would his Oscar speech be like? Is this a late surprise OR was it really just local talent being rewarded? Hard to know.

  14. In the case of Firth, yes, it's just a local embrace. Mulligan most likely too, but she could be the big upset winner of the night.