The BAFTA Awards are over and — are you sitting down? — Argo won Best Picture and Ben Affleck won Best Director. Another shocker came when Lincoln‘s Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor. The one actual surprise (and a very agreeable one) came when Amour‘s Emmanuelle Riva won Best Actress. Amour also won the Best Film Not In The English Language award.
Les Miserables‘ Anne Hathaway won for Best Supporting Actress…again. David O. Russell won for Best Adapted Screenplay…yes! And…whoa, wait…what? Django‘s Quentin Tarantino won for Best Original Screenplay? And Django‘s Christoph Waltz won for Best Supporting Actor? That’s kind of ahead-scratcher given the competish from SLP‘s Robert De Niro and Lincoln‘s Tommy Lee Jones, but whatever.
The next one will really knock you down: Searching For Sugar Man won Best Documentary. Seriously — when hasn’t this won in the Best Doc category so far?
The Best Original Film Score prize went to Skyfall and Thomas Newman…fine. Life of Pi‘s Claudio Mirando won for Best Cinematography. Les Miserables‘ Eve Stewart and Anna Lynch-Robinson won for Best Production Design. Argo‘s William Goldenberg (who also cut Zero Dark Thirty) won for Best Editing.
Nobody cares about the rest of the BAFTA awards. Okay, yes, some probably care but I don’t. Well, I kind of do as I geninely respect all high-end achievements in motion pictures. But I don’t care enough to paste and re-format them down. Sorry.