Top artists, Laura Mvula and Tinnie Tempah opened the award show, performing their hit track, ‘Heroes’.  As Laura stunned the crowd with her astounding vocal strength, Tinnie who could not contain his excitement during his performance stopped over at the front row, to give Prince William a high five at the BAFTA awards 2014 ceremony which held on Sunday at the Royal Opera House in London.


Prince William and Tinnie Tempah high five at the BAFTA awards

Chiwetel Ejiofor, beats Leonardo Dicaprio for the Leading Actor category bagging two outstanding honours for Best Film and Best Leading Actor for his performance in 12 Years A Slave. “There are 21 million people in slavery as we sit here. I just hope 150 years from now our ambivalence will not allow another film-maker to make this film” Chiewetel said, while delivering  his acceptance speech at the grande ceremony.


Screen shot from ’12 Years A Slave’


Chiwetel EJiofor emerges Best Actor at the BAFTA 2014

Surprisingly, Sandra Bullock’s Gravity picked up six leading wins off its 11 nominations in total including Outstanding British Film. The BAFTA awards is usually a projection of the Oscars which gives Gravity a good stand for the Oscar awards in March.


‘Gravity’ by Sandra Bullock


Sandra Bullock at the 2014 BAFTA awards

Australian actor, Cate Blanchett joined the winning league emerging as the Best Actress for her  role well played in Blue Jasmine.


Cate Blanchett all smiles at BAFTA 2014

Sounding elated she received her acceptance speech saying, “I was sitting in row G, so I thought that was a sign I wouldn’t be getting up.” She dedicated her speech to Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who died February 2nd, calling him a “monumental presence” and celebrating “your monumental talent, your generosity and your unflinching quest for truth not just in art but in life…You raised the bar continually Phil, buddy, this is for you, you bastard, I hope you’re proud.”


American Hustle cast

Captain Phillip’s Barkhad Abdi and American Hustle‘s Jennifer Lawrence won in the Supporting categories while Philomena won the Adapted Screenplay award for co-writers Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope.

See complete winners list below;

Outstanding British FilmGravity

Best British Short FilmRoom 8

Best British Short AnimationSleeping With The Fishes

Best Production DesignThe Great Gatsby

Best SoundGravity

Best EditingRush

Best DocumentaryThe Act Of Killing

Best Make-Up & HairAmerican Hustle

Best Costume DesignThe Great Gatsby

Best Original MusicGravity

Best Animated FilmFrozen

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Kieran Evans, Kelly + Victor

Best Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

Best CinematographyGravity

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: Peter Greenway

Best Original ScreenplayAmerican Hustle

Best Adapted ScreenplayPhilomena

EE Rising Star Award: Will Poulter

Best Special Visual EffectsGravity

Best Film Not in the English LanguageThe Great Beauty

Best Leading Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Best Leading Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Film12 Years a Slave


3 Responses

  1. Lizzy

    And Chiwetel wins! Can’t get enough of his role in 12 Years A Slave.Pure talent speaking.

  2. Shayo

    Bahkad Abdi deserved the award cuz that role was well played than Tom Hanks as Captain Philips


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