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Bafta Winners

I hadn’t heard of the Baftas before, but I’m striving for internationalism. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was the big winner:

    The film won five awards including best film, but the best director prize went to Master and Commander’s Peter Weir.

    Lost in Translation stars Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray won the best actor and best actress trophies.

    Bill Nighy was the only Briton to win an acting award, taking best supporting actor for comedy Love Actually.

    Master and Commander won four Baftas, but The Return of the King also won the audience award for best film giving it the edge on the night. [BBC]

Rings director Peter Jackson gave a nod to the locals:

    He said: “Although we were a bunch of Kiwis working with American money we were always aware we were looking after one of Britain’s most-beloved books.”

    ….It was a night of glamour for the Baftas with Johnny Depp, Laura Linney, Holly Hunter, Sir Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson among the stars attending.

    ….OSCARS BEST PICTURE ODDS
    1/6 – The Return of the King
    6/1 – Mystic River
    7/1 – Lost In Translation
    33/1 – Master and Commander
    33/1 – Seabiscuit
    Source: Ladbrokes

The winners are: Best film
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best British film
(Alexander Korda award for the outstanding British film of the year)
Touching the Void

Best director
(David Lean award for achievement in direction)
Peter Weir – Master and Commander

Best actor in a leading role
Bill Murray – Lost in Translation

Best actress in a leading role
Scarlett Johansson – Lost in Translation

Best actor in a supporting role
Bill Nighy – Love Actually

Best actress in a supporting role
Renee Zellweger – Cold Mountain

Orange Film of the Year (Audience award)
The Return of the King

Best film not in the English language
In This World

Original screenplay
The Station Agent

Adapted screenplay
The Return of the King

Carl Foreman Award
(for special achievement by a British director/producer/writer in their first feature film)
Emily Young – Kiss of Life

Short animation
Jojo in the Stars

Short film
Brown Paper Bag

Make Up & Hair
Pirates of the Caribbean

Visual Effects
The Return of the King

Sound
Master and Commander

Editing
Lost in Translation

Costume design
Master and Commander

Production design
Master and Commander

Cinematography
The Return of the King

Music
(Anthony Asquith award for achievement in film music)
Cold Mountain

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