Posted - 13/02/2012 : 00:04:38
| ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP
Martin Scorsese - who was very clearly moved & gave a simple, heartfelt speech
OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA
As gracious & charming as he is in the real life
WINNER: THE ARTIST - Thomas Langmann
THE DESCENDANTS - Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
DRIVE - Marc Platt, Adam Siegel
THE HELP - Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY - Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
WINNER: TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY - Tomas Alfredson, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo, Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan
My vote went to Shame - a brave, disturbingt & remarkable film beautifully achieved.
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN - Simon Curtis, David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, Adrian Hodges
SENNA - Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Manish Pandey
SHAME - Steve McQueen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Abi Morgan
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN - Lynne Ramsay, Luc Roeg, Jennifer Fox, Robert Salerno, Rory Stewart Kinnear
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
WINNER: TYRANNOSAUR - Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)
I'd like to have tied this with Submarine.
ATTACK THE BLOCK - Joe Cornish (Director/Writer)
BLACK POND - Will Sharpe (Director/Writer), Tom Kingsley (Director), Sarah Brocklehurst (Producer)
CORIOLANUS - Ralph Fiennes (Director)
SUBMARINE - Richard Ayoade (Director/Writer)
WINNER: THE ARTIST - Michel Hazanavicius
Gorgeous witty film, but Scorsese's the supreme director.
DRIVE - Nicolas Winding Refn
HUGO - Martin Scorsese
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY - Tomas Alfredson
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN - Lynne Ramsay
WINNER: SENNA - Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Manish Pandey
GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD - Martin Scorsese, Olivia Harrison, Nigel Sinclair
PROJECT NIM - James Marsh, Simon Chinn
WINNER: THE ARTIST - Michel Hazanavicius
I went for The Guard - surprising.
BRIDESMAIDS - Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig
THE GUARD - John Michael McDonagh
THE IRON LADY - Abi Morgan
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS - Woody Allen
WINNER: TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY - Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan
It's a wonderfully professional job, but I suspect the vote was skewed because Straughan's wife Bridget died before the filming. Actually Moneyball was the wittiest script.
THE DESCENDANTS - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
THE HELP - Tate Taylor
THE IDES OF MARCH - George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
MONEYBALL - Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
WINNER: THE SKIN I LIVE IN - Pedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodóvar
INCENDIES - Denis Villeneuve, Luc Déry, Kim McCraw
PINA - Wim Wenders, Gian-Piero Ringel
POTICHE - François Ozon, Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer
A SEPARATION - Asghar Farhadi
WINNER: RANGO - Gore Verbinski
Really torn between this delight and TinTin, which has more complex animation, but Rango's just wittier, with amazing voice performances.
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN - Steven Spielberg
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS - Sarah Smith
WINNER: JEAN DUJARDIN - The Artist
He's really excellent - but Fassbender's better.
BRAD PITT - Moneyball
GARY OLDMAN - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
GEORGE CLOONEY - The Descendants
MICHAEL FASSBENDER - Shame
WINNER: MERYL STREEP - The Iron Lady
She's really excellent but Davis is better.
BÉRÉNICE BEJO - The Artist
MICHELLE WILLIAMS - My Week with Marilyn
TILDA SWINTON - We Need to Talk About Kevin
VIOLA DAVIS - The Help
WINNER: CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER - Beginners
Tough to choose 'cause they're all excellent, but I went out on a limb with Jonah Hill.
JIM BROADBENT - The Iron Lady
JONAH HILL - Moneyball
KENNETH BRANAGH - My Week with Marilyn
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN - The Ides of March
WINNER: OCTAVIA SPENCER - The Help
No contest - she's remarkable.
CAREY MULLIGAN - Drive
JESSICA CHASTAIN - The Help
JUDI DENCH - My Week with Marilyn
MELISSA MCCARTHY - Bridesmaids
WINNER: THE ARTIST - Ludovic Bource
Yep - does everything you want film music to do without you even noticing.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
HUGO - Howard Shore
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY - Alberto Iglesias
WAR HORSE - John Williams
WINNER: THE ARTIST - Guillaume Schiffman
I wish all five could have shared the prize, but I voted for Hugo.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - Jeff Cronenweth
HUGO - Robert Richardson
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY - Hoyte van Hoytema
WAR HORSE - Janusz Kaminski
WINNER: SENNA - Gregers Sall, Chris King
The Academy went with action - and both Senna and Drive have that in spades. But I went again for Hugo which made my jaw drop with its perfection.
THE ARTIST - Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius
DRIVE - Mat Newman
HUGO - Thelma Schoonmaker
TINKER TAILOR SOLIDER SPY - Dino Jonsäter
WINNER: HUGO - Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo
Yes - no contest.
THE ARTIST - Laurence Bennett, Robert Gould
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 - Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY - Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacDonald
WAR HORSE - Rick Carter, Lee Sandales
WINNER: THE ARTIST - Mark Bridges
HUGO - Sandy Powell
JANE EYRE - Michael O'Connor
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN - Jill Taylor
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY - Jacqueline Durran
WINNER: HUGO - Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley
I think this was a sympathy vote, but the complexity of War Horse I thought was perfectly judged.
THE ARTIST - Nadine Muse, Gérard Lamps, Michael Krikorian
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 - James Mather, Stuart Wilson, Stuart Hilliker, Mike Dowson, Adam Scrivener
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY - John Casali, Howard Bargroff, Doug Cooper, Stephen Griffiths, Andy Shelley
WAR HORSE - Stuart Wilson, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, Richard Hymns
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
WINNER: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 - Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler, David Vickery
Yep -gotta be!
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN - Jamie Beard, Joe Letteri, Keith F. Miller, Wayne Stables
HUGO - Alex Henning, Rob Legato, Ben Grossmann, Joss Williams
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES - Daniel Barrett, Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White
WAR HORSE - Ben Morris, Neil Corbould
MAKE UP & HAIR
WINNER: THE IRON LADY - Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland, Marese Langan
Very good indeed, but The Artist was inspired.
THE ARTIST - Julie Hewett, Cydney Cornell
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 - Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin
HUGO - Morag Ross, Jan Archibald
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN - Jenny Shircore
SHORT ANIMATION - sadly the shorts are only available at Bafta London screenings. :(
WINNER: A MORNING STROLL - Grant Orchard, Sue Goffe
ABUELAS - Afarin Eghbal, Kasia Malipan, Francesca Gardiner
BOBBY YEAH - Robert Morgan
SHORT FILM - sadly the shorts are only available at Bafta London screenings. :(
WINNER: PITCH BLACK HEIST - John Maclean, Gerardine O'Flynn
CHALK - Martina Amati, Gavin Emerson, James Bolton, Ilaria Bernardini
MWANSA THE GREAT - Rungano Nyoni, Gabriel Gauchet
ONLY SOUND REMAINS - Arash Ashtiani, Anshu Poddar
TWO AND TWO - Babak Anvari, Kit Fraser, Gavin Cullen
ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD [voted for by British public]
WINNER: ADAM DEACON
A really worthy winner - good for BAFTA for voting out of the box.
"Cecilia Tessieri, maître chocolatier"
Posted - 15/02/2012 : 10:03:36
| My only comment - no Streep AGAIN! Blech, I cannot handle that woman in dramas. My husband REFUSES to see this film, by the way. Mostly because he hated Thatcher and what she did to his country, but also it would be a double disaster to have to watch Streep churn out another mechanical dramatic performance (in which you can almost see her thinking "I'm going to get lots of nominations and awards with this performance" while she's on screen).