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The BAFTAS 2009

The British Academy Film Awards take place tonight (8 February) at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London

It’s expected some big stars (like Pitt and Jolie), and Jonathan Ross is hosting which is always fun ;D


Best film

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button



The Reader

Slumdog Millionaire

Best British film


In Bruges

Mamma Mia!

Man On Wire

Slumdog Millionaire

Leading actor

Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon

Dev Patel - Slumdog Millionaire

Sean Penn - Milk

Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler

Leading actress

Angelina Jolie - Changeling

Kristen Scott Thomas - I’ve Loved You So Long

Meryl Streep - Doubt

Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road

Kate Winslet - The Reader

Supporting actor

Robert Downey Jr - Tropic Thunder

Brendan Gleeson - In Bruges

Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight

Brad Pitt - Burn After Reading

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt

Supporting actress

Amy Adams - Doubt

Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Freida Pinto - Slumdog Millionaire

Tilda Swinton - Burn After Reading

Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler


Danny Boyle - Slumdog Milllionaire

Stephen Daldry - The Reader

Clint Eastwood - Changeling

David Fincher - The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon

Original screenplay

Burn After Reading - Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

In Bruges - Martin McDonagh

I’ve Loved You So Long - Philippe Claudel

Milk - Dustin Lance Black

Changeling - J Michael Straczynski

Adapted screenplay

The Curious case of Benjamin Button - Eric Roth

Frost/Nixon - Peter Morgan

The Reader - David Hare

Revolutionary Road - Justin Haythe

Slumdog Millionaire - Simon Beaufoy

Film not in the English language

The Baader Meinhof Complex


I’ve Loved You So Long


Waltz With Bashir

Animated film



Waltz With Bashir

The Carl Foreman award for special achievement by a British director, writer or producer for their first feature film

Simon Chinn (Producer) Man On Wire

Judy Craymer (Producer) - Mamma Mia!

Garth Jennings (Writer) - Son of Rambow

Steve McQueen (Director/Writer) - Hunger

Solon Papadopoulos, Roy Boulter (Producers) - Of Time And The City


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Alexandre Desplat

The Dark Knight - Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard

Mamma Mia! - Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus

Slumdog Millionaire - AR Rahman

Wall-E - Thomas Newman


Changeling - Tom Stern

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Claudio Miranda

The Dark Knight - Wally Pfister

The Reader - Chris Menges, Roger Deakins

Slumdog Millionaire - Anthony Dod Mantle


Changeling - Joel Cox, Gary D Roach

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall

The Dark Knight - Lee Smith

Frost/Nixon - Mike Hill, Dan Hanley

In Bruges - Jon Gregory

Slumdog Millionaire - Chris Dickens

Production design

Changeling - James J Murakami, Gary Fettis

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Donald Graham Burt, Victor J Zolfo

The Dark Knight - Nathan Crowley, Peter Lando

Revolutionary Road - Kristi Zea, Debra Schutt

Slumdog Millionaire - Mark Digby, Michelle Day

Costume design

Changeling - Deborah Hopper

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Jacqueline West

The Dark Knight - Lindy Hemming

The Duchess - Michael O’Connor

Revolutionary Road - Albert Wolsky


Changeling - Walt Martin, Alan Robert Murray, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff

The Dark Knight - Lora Hirschberg, Richard King, Ed Novick, Gary Rizzo

Quantum Of Solace - Eddy Joseph, Chris Munro, Mike Prestwood Smith, Mark Taylor

Slumdog Millionaire - Glenn Freemantle, Resul Pookutty, Richard Pryke, Tom Sayers, Ian Tapp

Wall E - Ben Burtt, Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, Matthew Wood

Special visual effects

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Eric Barba, Craig Barron, Nathan McGuinness, Edson Williams

The Dark Knight - Chris Corbould, Nick Davis, Paul Franklin, Tim Webber

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Pablo Helman

Iron Man - Shane Patrick Mahan, John Nelson, Ben Snow

Quantum Of Solace - Chris Corbould, Kevin Tod Haug

Make-up and hair

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Jean Black, Colleen Callaghan

The Dark Knight - Peter Robb-King

The Duchess - Daniel Phillips, Jan Archibald

Frost/Nixon - Edouard Henriques, Kim Santantonio

Milk - Steven E Anderson, Michael White

Short animation

Codswallop - Greg McLeod, Myles McLeod

Varmints - Sue Goffe, Marc Craste

Wallace And Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death - Steve Pegram, Nick Park, Bob Baker

Short film

Kingsland #1 The Dreamer - Kate Ogborn, Tony Grisoni

Love You more - Adrian Sturges, Sam Taylor-Wood, Patrick Marber

Ralph - Olivier Kaempfer, Alex Winckler

September - Stewart le Marechal, Esther May Campbell

Voyages D’Affaires (The Business Trip) - Celine Quideau, Sean Ellis

The Orange Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

Noel Clarke

Michael Cera

Michael Fassbender

Rebecca Hall

Toby Kebbell

If Kate Winslet (for Revolutionary Road) or Dev Patel wins, tell me !! Anyway, after the ceremony posts the whole list of winners, I’d be interested.

I love Jonathan Ross! Remember when he and Russel Brand prank-called Andrew Sachs’ message machine like 5 times in a row? Ridiculously funny.

But I love the BAFTAS too. Always so much more fun and entertaining than the other awards shows… And good to see Fassbender’s name in there. And I loved Son of Rambow, I hope Garth Jennings wins that category.

I love Jonathan Ross! Remember when he and Russel Brand prank-called Andrew Sachs’ message machine like 5 times in a row? Ridiculously funny.

Oh God, how can we forget? It was blown wayyyy out of proportion, here. It became a National fiasco!

The top awards are coming up.

Aldo Raine is in England!!! 8)

I’ll keep you updated as it happens by updating the first post.


Mrs Stuntman Mike was having difficulty reading the autocue, but the audience were amused by her own little remarks to what she had to read out.

Haha, Mickey Rourke has given the best speech yet. He made several references to how he fucked his career up 15 years ago. Pitt et al. were cracking up. Jonathan Ross made reference to his suspension from the BBC regarding Rourke’s speech. Now Mick Jagger is making reference to all the cuss words, too, haha. He’s going to announce the Best Film winner.

“The Dude” is shown via video broadcast to Terry Gilliam winning the BAFTA Fellowship award. Haha, they showed that video compilation of Gilliam’s films twice in a row, somebody fucked up.

Awesome for Kate Winslet, though I’d like her to win in Revolutionary Road. Slumdog Millionaire is doing a BAFTA rampage, not surprising.

Argh, I hate and love the BAFTA’s. They usually nominate a few actors and films that the Academy doesn’t but they also show blatant favouritism to British films, case in point; Dev Patel being nominated for best actor over many far superior performances. I also don’t understand how Slumdog can win best film, but not best british film. If Man on Wire is a better film, why wasn’t it nominated for best film… can they make less sense? Not that I wanted it to win best british film… I’d rather it won nothing and would leave me alone. Trust me, this movie will be this years CRASH if it wins best picture; eventually despised.

Well, they are the BRITISH Academy… So…

Well, they are the BRITISH Academy… So…

Still. The Academy, despite their faults, does seem to stay objective for the most part. And let’s be honest, British cinema isn’t as good IMO, and the films that are good are very American( i.e Sam Mendes) Look at Casino Royale… It was good, but Best Actor good? I’m not sure.