THE HURT LOCKER Wins 6 BAFTA Awards Including Best Picture

     February 21, 2010

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts added momentum to The Hurt Locker awards train tonight as they award the film Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Sound.  Hurt Locker‘s awards in the technical categories are particularly interesting because perhaps Academy-thinking that usually awards those categories to the big blockbuster movies, i.e. Avatar.  But perhaps BAFTA and Oscar voters on the same wavelength and despite the massive box office of Cameron’s tech demo, the Academy could recognize the impressive editing, sound, and achievement in other technical categories (although Avatar won the BAFTA for best visual effects and it’s a lock to win the Oscar in that category as well).

Other nice victories included Colin Firth for Best Actor (A Serious Man), Carey Mulligan for Best Actress (An Education), and my personal favorite: Outstanding British Debut to Duncan Jones for Moon.  He gave a very sweet acceptance speech and I’ve included video of it after the jump along with the full list of winners.

The Hurt Locker movie poster.jpgBEST PICTURE

The Hurt Locker

BEST DIRECTOR

Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

BEST ACTOR

Colin Firth, A Serious Man

BEST ACTRESS

Carey Mulligan, An Education

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Mo’nique, Precious (Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire)

ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD

Kristen Stewart

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

Fish Tank

Moon movie poster Duncan Jones.jpgOUTSTANDING BRITISH DEBUT

Duncan Jones, Moon

BEST FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Un Prophete

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Up

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE-ACTION)

I Do Air

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Mother of Many

BEST MUSIC

Michael Giacchino, Up

BEST SOUND

The Hurt Locker

BEST EDITING

The Hurt Locker

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHYavatar_movie_poster_final_01.jpg

The Hurt Locker

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Avatar

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Avatar

BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIR

The Young Victoria

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

The Young Victoria

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