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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014
Winners at BAFTA 2014
Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor celebrates after winning Best Actor for 12 Years a Slave at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor celebrates after winning Best Actor for 12 Years a Slave at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Cate Blanchett celebrates winning Best Actress for Blue Jasmine at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Cate Blanchett celebrates winning Best Actress for Blue Jasmine at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Director Steve McQueen celebrates after winning best film for 12 Years a Slave at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Director Steve McQueen celebrates after winning best film for 12 Years a Slave at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Helen Mirren celebrates winning the Fellowship award at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Helen Mirren celebrates winning the Fellowship award at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
US director David O Russell and writer Eric Warren Singer pose with their awards for an original screenplay for the film American Hustle at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)
US director David O Russell and writer Eric Warren Singer pose with their awards for an original screenplay for the film American Hustle at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)
Barkhad Abdi celebrates winning Best Supporting Actor for Captain Phillips with Emma Thompson at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Barkhad Abdi celebrates winning Best Supporting Actor for Captain Phillips with Emma Thompson at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron poses with his award for an outstanding British film for Gravity which he won with British producer David Heyman (not in the picture) at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. Cuaron also won the award for best director. (AFP Photo)
Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron poses with his award for an outstanding British film for Gravity which he won with British producer David Heyman (not in the picture) at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. Cuaron also won the award for best director. (AFP Photo)
Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny, David Shirk, Chris Lawrence and Tim Webber pose with their awards for special visual effects for their work on the film Gravity at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)
Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny, David Shirk, Chris Lawrence and Tim Webber pose with their awards for special visual effects for their work on the film Gravity at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)
British composer Steven Price poses with the award for original music for his work on the film Gravity flanked by presenters British singer-songwriter Laura Mvula and British rapper Tinie Tempah at the BAFTA. (AFP Photo)
British composer Steven Price poses with the award for original music for his work on the film Gravity flanked by presenters British singer-songwriter Laura Mvula and British rapper Tinie Tempah at the BAFTA. (AFP Photo)
Director Alfonso Cuaron and producer David Heyman pose with Oprah Winfrey after winning Outstanding British Film for Gravity at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Director Alfonso Cuaron and producer David Heyman pose with Oprah Winfrey after winning Outstanding British Film for Gravity at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Actor Brad Pitt holds his award after the film 12 Years a Slave, in which he appeared, won the best film category at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Actor Brad Pitt holds his award after the film 12 Years a Slave, in which he appeared, won the best film category at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Director Yousif Al-Khalifa, producer James Walker and writer Sarah Woolner pose with the award for a British short animation for the film Sleeping With The Fishes at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)
Director Yousif Al-Khalifa, producer James Walker and writer Sarah Woolner pose with the award for a British short animation for the film Sleeping With The Fishes at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)
Director James W. Griffiths and producer Sophie Venner celebrate winning Best British Short Film for Room 8 at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Director James W. Griffiths and producer Sophie Venner celebrate winning Best British Short Film for Room 8 at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
US director Joshua Oppenheimer poses with the award for a documentary for the film The Act Of Killing at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)
US director Joshua Oppenheimer poses with the award for a documentary for the film The Act Of Killing at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)
Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee celebrate.(Reuters Photo)
Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee celebrate.(Reuters Photo)
British writer and director Kieran Evans poses with the award for an outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer for his work on the film Kelly and Victor at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)
British writer and director Kieran Evans poses with the award for an outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer for his work on the film Kelly and Victor at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)
Australian costume designer Catherine Martin poses with the award for costume design for her work on the film The Great Gatsby at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)
Australian costume designer Catherine Martin poses with the award for costume design for her work on the film The Great Gatsby at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)
Peter Greenaway celebrates winning Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema with Juliet Stevenson at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Peter Greenaway celebrates winning Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema with Juliet Stevenson at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Writers Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell celebrate winning the Original Screenplay category for American Hustle at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Writers Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell celebrate winning the Original Screenplay category for American Hustle at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
British writer, producer and actor Steve Coogan and British writer Jeff Pope pose with the award for an adapted screenplay for Philomena at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)
British writer, producer and actor Steve Coogan and British writer Jeff Pope pose with the award for an adapted screenplay for Philomena at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)
Will Poulter celebrates winning the Rising Star award at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Will Poulter celebrates winning the Rising Star award at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo)
Italian director and writer Paolo Sorrentino and Italian producers Nicola Giuliano and Francesca Cima pose with the award for a film not in the English language for The Great Beauty at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)
Italian director and writer Paolo Sorrentino and Italian producers Nicola Giuliano and Francesca Cima pose with the award for a film not in the English language for The Great Beauty at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 16, 2014. (AFP Photo)

BAFTA 2014: Gravity wins big but 12 Years a Slave remains Oscar favourite

While Gravity took home six prizes, including the Best Director prize for Mexican Alfonso Cuaron and the awards for Cinematography and Outstanding British Film, 12 Years a Slave grabbed the two biggies - the best film and the best actor.

BAFTA 2014: list of winners

The harrowing drama 12 Years a Slave won the Best Film award at Britain's top movie honours on Sunday, cementing its status as favourite for the Oscars next month, but it was the space thriller Gravity that claimed the biggest trophy haul.

Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor win best actor awards at BAFTAs 2014

Australian movie star Cate Blanchett won the award for Best Actress at Britain's top film honours for her role in Woody Allen's tragic comedy Blue Jasmine. British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor won the Best Actor award for 12 Years a Slave.

Nominees in Britain's Bafta film awards

They are considered the last major awards before the big daddy of them all - Academy Awards - kicks in. Here is a list of the nominees in the major categories in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards.

Helen Mirren doesn't want to cry while receiving BAFTA from Prince William

The 68-year-old actress has enacted the role of the Queen for which she will be awarded with the BAFTA fellowship from Prince William at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.

Princess Di's biopic nominated for 'worst film of 2013' at Bafta

Naomi Watts starrer Princess Diana's highly-criticised biopic 'Diana' has been tipped to win the worst film of 2013 at Bafta.

Gravity, 12 Years a Slave battle for Baftas

Gravity leads the nominations for the Baftas on Sunday, but the harrowing 12 Years a Slave is tipped to win the top honours at the last major awards ceremony before the Oscars.

12 Years A Slave actress Nyong'o in line for Bafta

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o was nominated on Monday for Bafta's Rising Star Award for her role in 12 Years A Slave, in a further sign that it is heading for Oscar glory. British actors Will Poulter and French actress Lea Seydoux will compete her.

Tom Hanks took advice from Matt Damon for Captain Phillips

Before working on Captain Phillips, Tom Hanks took advice from Matt Damon, who had much more experience working with director Paul Greengrass on the Bourne movies and Green Zone (2010).

Critics' review: Captain Phillips is a 'time bomb of a film'

Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips is a film with a lot of latitude. The critics seem to have loved this real-life sea adventure with an almost childlike enthusiasm. While Tom Hanks is the popular favorite, Somalian actor Abdi is also well loved.

Movie review: American Hustle makes for delicious debauchery

Based on the 1970s-early 1980s Abscam scandal in USA, in which the FBI employed con artists to carry out sting operations, the film, starring the likes of Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence makes for quite the 'Oscar-fest'.

Critics' review: Gravity is movie of the year

George Clooney starrer Gravity has got some rave reviews from the critics. The movie is already being called a classic and compared to some of the best works in the field of cinema. Read on!

Movie review: 12 Years A Slave won't let you look away

Steve McQueen's pre-American civil war film based on Solomon Northup and his 1853 memoir by the same name is shocking, but not scarring. Critics are moved by the honest narrative and the stellar performances.

Kiss with Jennifer Lawrence was Amy Adams' idea

On a recent visit to a talk show, where she was promoting her upcoming film, American Hustle, Amy Adams opened up about kissing co-star Jennier Lawrence.

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