So the waiting is over and this year’s BAFTA awards have been announced. Here is my take on the winners and losers.

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  • Comment number 22. Posted by Anne

    on 25 Feb 2014 19:21

    Philomena should win best film and best actress.

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  • Comment number 21. Posted by aviddiva

    on 20 Feb 2014 18:13

    The award for the makeup in American Hustle just makes me feel Lisa Cavalli-Green should have got something for her work on Little Britain, seeing as Christian Bale seems to be a big-screen version of Mr. Dudley from that series!

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  • Comment number 20. Posted by edward

    on 20 Feb 2014 16:11

    It was nice to see Abdi and Ejiofor take the prize; raw and intense performances. Well done. In the case of Barkhad Abdi: it's always great to see the underdog win. I think the reason "Dallas Buyers Club" was disqualified was to it's late release date overseas. It is very hard to dismiss the performances by MacConaughey and Leto.

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  • Comment number 19. Posted by Berba_Was_King

    on 19 Feb 2014 17:34

    Biggest travesty is the fact that the thoroughly excellent Wolf of Wall Street won nowt!

    This is a film that has something to say about the times we live in, has a somewhat ambiguous ending, treats the audience like adults and is bloody entertaining as well - the only film of the past two years that will be seen as a genuine classic in time.

    What a shame...

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  • Comment number 18. Posted by WSV

    on 19 Feb 2014 17:17

    I rarely agree with film award decisions. However, as they are only a marketing tool for what I've already seen I don't really care that much. Anyway, there was one thing about the BAFTA choices that struck me as illogical...

    12 Years A Slave won for Best Film and for Best Actor (central character). Both of those awards, as pointed out by Chiwetel Ejiofor himself, were primarily down to Steve McQueen's work. So how the hell did he not win Best Director? How could the linchpin of the best film who coached the best actor not also be the best director? It just doesn't add up and proves to me what a waste of time the whole thing is.

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  • Comment number 17. Posted by TadhgMH

    on 19 Feb 2014 16:51

    Heavy night Mark?

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  • Comment number 16. Posted by Steve

    on 19 Feb 2014 00:27

    Also award does are really a load of pants. The Place Beyond the Pines was one of the best films in the English language last year in my opinion and a favourite on this blog. Don't disappoint us Mark!

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  • Comment number 15. Posted by Steve

    on 19 Feb 2014 00:18

    Are the results the only thing you were digesting at the BAFTAS Mark? Your voice sounds awfully coarse.

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  • Comment number 14. Posted by Danny Dyers Oscar Speech

    on 18 Feb 2014 23:24

    Seems Jennifer Lawrence won because of David O Russell's theatrical reaction to her losing out to Emmanuelle Riva last year. Even worse, BAFTA gave him Best Original Screenplay! Second year running they've dropped that stinker after last year's laughable BOS award to Django Unchained. "Ohh, we're BAFTA, we have to keep attracting these A-list stars. Love us! Love us!". Pathetic!

    As for Gravity - Best British Film? HAHA! How is a $100m movie, funded with American money, a British film? So what it was made here. Is Star Wars a British movie?

    As for Steve McQueen losing out to Alfonso Cuaron, that just confirms my fear academy voters have been hoodwinked again, as they were with the technically-superb Titanic. Gravity is superbly photographed, wonderfully edited, with some awe-inspiring sfx, and mesmerising sound, but it's weakly written, has some average performances, and is nothing more than adequately directed. It is not a complete motion picture.

    However, my plusses on the night were 12 Years winning Best Film, Ejiofor bagging Best Actor and Barkhad Abdi's award (though I still think Fassbender should have won).

    And as for the Oscars... Gravity will pretty much clean up now. Not quite in the way Titanic did, but it will surely leave 12 Years with barely the wooden spoon. Hope I'm wrong, though!

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by babyfacemichael

    on 18 Feb 2014 19:58

    I meant Gravity but you figured that out i hope

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