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
film.

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.
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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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