The BAFTA Awards bestowed one very cool award Saturday night: Their Best Film not in the English language honor went to De Battre Mon Coeur S’est Arrete (The Beat that My Heart Skipped (Pascal Caucheteux/ Jacques Audiard). Otherwise their choices were either nationalistically self-serving or way too Hollywood: Best FilmBrokeback Mountain; Alexander Korda award for outstanding British film of the year (bullshit!) — Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit; Carl Foreman award for special achievement by a British Director, writer or producer in their first feature film — Joe Wright (director, Pride & Prejudice;
David Lean Award for Achievement in DirectionBrokeback Mountain‘s Ang Lee; Best Original ScreenplayCrash (Paul Haggis/Bobby Moresco); Best Adapted Screenplay — Brokeback Mountain (Larry Mcmurtry/Diana Ossana)….I can’t do this any more.