Tag: Chiwetel Ejiofor

#BAFTAs made history!


I can’t remember if I watched the BAFTAs last year, but I certainly did last night! It was a good show all round really; even with American heavy weights such as Leonardo Dicaprio and Oprah Winfrey present, it was a night for Brits.

 

The show got started with some British music from Tinie Tempah and Laura Mvula.

 

Photo: Getty images
Photo: Getty images

 

Steve McQueen became the first black film maker to win a BAFTA for Best Film (12 Years A Slave), in the charity awards 67 year history! Mr Chiwetel Ejiofor was the best Leading Actor on the night for the same film.

 

Photo: Bafta images via flickr
The film maker
Photo: Bafta images via flickr

 

The leading man Photo: Bafta images via flickr
The leading man
Photo: Bafta images via flickr

 

 

 

One of the nicest surprises of the night was Barkhad Abdi winning best Supporting Actor. Usually behind the camera directing music videos, Somalian-born Abdi attend an open call audition to win the role, starring alongside acting legend Tom Hanks in Captain Philips. I was also happy for Will Poulter who piped Lupita Nyong’o to the Rising Star Award. I liked him in the Chronicles of Narnia and Wild Bill, which you must see if you haven’t already!

 

Photo: Getty images
Photo: Getty images

 

Photo: Bafta images via flickr
Don’t mess with those eyebrows!
Photo: Bafta images via flickr

 

 

Overall, Gravity was the big winner of the night picking up 6 awards from 11 nominations at a well-attended show, even Mr. and Mrs. Smith came out to play…Bring on the Oscars!

 

Photo: Getty images
Photo: Getty images
Also flying the British flag... Naomie Harris Photo: Getty Images
Also flying the British flag… Naomie Harris
Photo: Getty Images

 

 

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