Slumdog Millionaire wins best film and best director for Danny Boyle
The results of the Orange
British Academy Film Awards took place this evening at a lavish affair
at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden to celebrate the best in
The awards were hosted by Johnathan Ross, who opened the
show by admitting he was “nervous”. He later paid a nod to Twitter, by
dropping the word “salad” into his speech. The word had been chosen by
Twitter members as something unusual for him to say during the show. You can check out Movies.ie on Twitter here.
Some of the bigger awards on the night were as follows.
Best Film – Slumdog Millionaire Best Actor – Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) Best Actress – Kate Winslet (The Reader) Best Director – Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) Best Supporting Actor – Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) Best Supporting Actress – Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) Best Foreign Language Movie – I’ve Loved You So Long Rising Star – Noel Clarke Best Screeplay – In Bruges Best Costume Drama – The Duchess Best Make-up – Benjamin Button Best Production Design – Benjamin Button Best Visual Effects – Benjamin Button Outstanding Contribution – Pinewood and Shepperton Studios Bafta Fellowship – Terry Gilliam Carl Foreman Award for special
achievement by a British director, writer or producer for their first
feature – Steve McQueen (Hunger)
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