And the 2014 BAFTA Award goes to...

MUMBAI: At London, on Sunday 16 February, at the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), 12 Years a Slave was named Best Film with Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dancing On the Edge) winning Leading Actor. The Awards were hosted by Stephen Fry (Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes: a Game of Shadows) and held at London’s Royal Opera House.  Gravity won six awards: Outstanding British Film, Original Music, Cinematography, Sound and Special Visual Effects with Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) winning for Director.


American Hustle won three BAFTA Awards: Original Screenplay for Eric Warren Singer (The International) and David O. Russell (The Fighter), Make Up & Hair, and Supporting Actress for Jennifer Lawrence (The Silver Linings Playbook). Production Design and Costume Design were awarded to The Great Gatsby.


Leading Actress was presented to Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth, The Monuments Men) for playing the title role in Blue Jasmine - her third BAFTA win - and in his feature film debut Barkhad Abdi won Supporting Actor for Captain Phillips. Director and Writer Kieran Evans received the award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for his first feature film Kelly + Victor.


Adapted Screenplay was awarded to Jeff Pope (Mrs. Biggs) and Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge) for Philomena, Steve Coogan also produced and starred in the film. The Great Beauty won the award for Film Not in the English Language and the BAFTA for Editing went to Rush.


The Act of Killing received the Documentary award and Frozen took home the BAFTA for Animated Film. The EE Rising Star Award, voted for by the public, was presented to Will Poulter (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Millers). Sleeping with the Fishes won the British Short Animation award and the British Short Film award was presented to Room 8.


Director Peter Greenaway whose films include The Draughtsman's Contract and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover received the award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. The Fellowship, the highest honour the Academy can bestow, was presented to Helen Mirren (The Queen) by HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

Latest Reads
Box Office: A disastrous week for film exhibitors

It has been another disastrous week at the cinema halls and the wait is now on for Diwali week releases. All the releases failed to find audiences and faced the no-audience-no-show situation. The films released a week earlier were faced with the similar fate as well.

Movies Hindi
Govt says 'no mushkil' to 'Ae Dil' even as Pak industry supports Indian content ban

NEW DELHI: Although Indian is almost completely banned in Pakistan now courtesy PEMRA, in India, it became a Catch-22: give in or give up. But, ultimately Karan Johar managed to get an assurance that ‘Ae Dil hai Mushkil’ would be released as scheduled on 28 October, after the Maharashtra chief...

Movies Hindi
Sony Pictures signs three-film deal with international producers

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures International Productions (SPIP) has inked a deal with Mexico and Los Angeles-based producers Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman. With this multi-picture development, the producers will write and produce three new feature films with the studio.

Movies Hollywood
31st October: Genuine effort wasted

Rather late in the day, 31stOctober is a film about the Sikh genocide of 1984 in Delhi in the aftermath of assassination of the then prime minister of India Indira Gandhi. She was killed by her security guards, who happened to be Sikh. That assassination, again, is attributed to the anger of the...

Movies Hindi
TV premiere of Daniel Craig's 'Spectre' on 23 October

Movies Now is all geared up to air the television premiere of the Daniel Craig starrer James Bond movie Spectre. With Diwali round the corner, the movie will hit the TV screens on 23 October at 1 pm and a repeat telecast at 9 pm.

Movies Hollywood
Jio MAMI: Royal Stag Barrel joins Star to promote short films

The Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star has managed to involve Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films to provide a platform within the short films category.

Movies Hindi
India against obstructing Fawad film; Maharashtra assures 'protection'

Even as PEMRA's ban on Indian content looms, the Indian Government has made it clear that it will not create any impediment for the release of producer-director Karan Johar’s 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ starring popular Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, among others.

Movies Hindi
'Thithi' to open Dharmashala fest; to screen 45 features and shorts

A total of 45 features and shorts are to screened at the fifth Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) to be held from 3 to 6 November.

Movies Hindi
New films: The business of a few lakhs

The dull pre-Diwali period has taken its toll. The films released recently as well as last Friday have fallen like nine pins. Some of these have been forced to commit hara-kiri as they would not be able to get playtime at the cinemas in peak period when the flow of star cast films is regular. The...

Movies Hindi

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories