2013 Annual BAFTA Awards Results
Last night, Sunday February 10th, was the annual industry awards ceremony known as the BAFTAS (British Academy of Film and Television Arts).
They are a prestigious and highly regarded event within the film community and are voted for by members of the board, of which there are over 650. These members are highly respected in whatever particular field they pertain to and have made a significant contribution to that field.
For those of you unaware of exactly who votes and how, the following is an excerpt from the official BAFTA website, WWW.BAFTA.ORG and is an explanation of the judging process…
In order to determine who takes home the award in each category from that initial group of 250 films there is a voting system that takes place over two rounds.
In Round 1 all film-voting members of BAFTA (6500) can vote up to five times from the full list of films entered in the following categories:
- Best Film
- Leading Actress
- Leading Actor
- Supporting Actress
- Supporting Actor
Specialist Chapters made up of Members with specific expertise in the relevant field vote for the nominations in the following categories by casting up to five votes:
- Adapted Screenplay
- Original Screenplay
- Production Design
- Costume Design
- Original Music
- Make Up & Hair
- Special Visual Effects
Members who would like to vote in the following categories may opt-in to a Chapter if they commit to watching additional films in these genres and have an interest in and understanding of these types of films:
- Animated Film
- Film Not in the English Language
- Outstanding British Film
Once the votes are in from this first stage, they are calculated and the top five in each produce the nominations. We ask voting members to rank their votes, this ranking is applied when there is a tie. The nominations are announced at a press conference at BAFTA headquarters at 195 Piccadilly around a month before the actual award ceremony takes place
In Round 2 all BAFTA members cast one vote in every category, the only exceptions being the Opt-in Chapters, whereby only those in the Opt-in Chapters will vote for the winner. The film/performance with the most votes in each category is the winner.
Last night’s awards ceremony was no different, celebrities flocked to grace the red carpet, showing off the latest in designer fashion, oozing style, sophistication and sex appeal, despite the mild snow flurries that fell!
The fashion industry was overflowing with reports and tweets of what the stars wore, how they had their hair, who were they wearing (designer wise, not literally!)
Here at Flickfeast though, that means about as much to us as Silence of the Lambs without Sir Anthony Hopkins in! It’s all about the awards and so here, finally, are the list of categories and who won what.
- Leading Actress in 2013 was won by Emmanuelle Riva for her role in Amour.
- Leading Actor in 2013 was won by Daniel Day Lewis for his role in Lincoln.
- Film not in the English Language in 2013 was given to Amour (Michael Haneke, Margaret Menegoz).
- Best Film in 2013 was awarded to Argo (Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney).
- Fellowship in 2013 was awarded to Sir Alan Parker.
- Best Editing in 2013 was given to Argo (William Goldenberg).
- The EE Rising Star Award in 2013 went to Juno temple.
- Best Documentary Film in 2013 was awarded to Searching for Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn).
- Best Director in 2013 went to Ben Affleck for Argo.
- Best Costume Design in 2013 was awarded to Anna Karenina (Jacqueline Durran).
- Best Cinematography in 2013 was awarded to Life of Pi (Claudio Miranda).
- Best Animated Film in 2013 went to Brave (Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman).
- Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2013 was given to Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell).
- Best Make-up and Hair in 2013 was awarded to Les Miserables (Lisa Westcott).
- Best Original Film Music in 2013 was given to Skyfall (Thomas Newman).
- Most Original screenplay in 2013 was won by Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino).
- The Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award was won by Tessa Ross.
- The Most Outstanding British Film in 2013 was awarded to Skyfall (Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan).
- The Award for Most Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer in 2013 was won by Bart Layton and Dimitri Doganis for The Imposter.
- Best Production Design in 2013 was given to Les Miserables (Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson)
- Best Short Animation in 2013 went to The Making of Longbird (Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson).
- Best Short Film in 2013 was awarded to Swimmer (Lynne Ramsay, Peter Carlton, Diarmid Scrimshaw).
- Best Sound in Film in 2013 was given to Les Miserables (Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst).
- Best Special Visual Effects in 2013 was awarded to Life of Pi (Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, Donald R. Elliott).
- Best Supporting Actor in 2013 was awarded to Christopher Waltz for his role in Django Unchained.
- Best Supporting Actress in 2013 was awarded to Anne Hathaway for her role in Les Miserables.
So there we have it, the 2013 awards. Most, it has to be said, were fairly obvious as to who was walking away with the trophy, others were slightly more of a surprise.
We here at Flickfeast, would like to congratulate all the winners on their awards and to those who didn’t win, we thank you regardless for your contributions to film, without which we would have no escape from the daily grinds of reality.
Keep up the good work and we will see you again next year!