Life of Pi, Brave Earn BAFTA Honors

While Argo and Ben Affleck unsurprisingly took the top prizes for best film and director today at the BAFTA Awards in London,  Pixar’s Scottish-flavored Brave won for best animated feature and Life of Pi for VFX  (Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer). Life of Pi’s Claudio Miranda also scored the cinematography award; The Making of Longbird and Swimmer earned honors for best animated and live-action short, respectively.

Meanwhile, Les Misérables, won three craft awards — production design (Eve Stewart and Anna Lynch-Robinson); sound (Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst); and makeup/hair (Lisa Westcott) — in addition to Anne Hathaway’s expected best supporting actress victory.

Skyfall did right by James Bond in honor of the golden anniversary, secured outstanding British film honors along with original music (Thomas Newman).

Anna Karenina’s Jacqueline Durran won for best costume.

Argo also earned editing honors for William Goldenberg.

Screenplay kudos went to Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained (original) and David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook (adapted).

Amour won for best foreign film and Searching for Sugarman for best documentary.

And in the other acting categories, which also could be harbingers for the Oscars, Daniel Day-Lewis took best actor for Lincoln; Emmanuelle Riva won best actress for Amour; and Christoph Waltz walked away with best supporting actor for Django Unchained.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Below the Line, Cinematography, Costume, Editing, Events, James Bond, Movies, Music, Production Design, Shorts, Sound, Tech, VFX, Virtual Production

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