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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.

music Updated: Feb 28, 2014 17:11 IST
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Australian movie star Cate Blanchett won the award for Best Actress at BAFTAs on Sunday for her portrayal of a riches-to-rags socialite in Woody Allen's tragic comedy Blue Jasmine.



Blanchett, 44, was favourite to win the prize and is favourite to pick up the same award at the Academy Awards on March 2.



She dedicated the award to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who died of an apparent drugs overdose two weeks ago.











British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor won the Best Actor award at Britain's top film honours for his role as a free man tricked and sold into bondage in 12 Years a Slave.



Ejiofor, 36, who gained recognition as the lead in the dark 2002 crime thriller Dirty Pretty Things, said he was "deeply honoured and privileged" to receive the award and for having the chance to make "a story of such value".











LIST OF WINNERS AT BAFTAs 2014

BEST FILM: 12 Years a Slave

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM: Gravity

BEST DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity

LEADING ACTOR: Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave

LEADING ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Barkhad Abdi in Captain Phillips

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle

DOCUMENTARY: The Act of Killing

ANIMATED FILM: Frozen

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell for American Hustle

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope for Philomena

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: The Great Beauty

ORIGINAL MUSIC: Gravity

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Gravity