Moon and The Hurt Locker Win Big at 63rd Annual BAFTAs

February 21, 2010
Source: indieWIRE


While here in the US we're still eagerly anticipating this year's Academy Awards, across the Atlantic Ocean, our friends in the UK are already praising the the finest in film and television at the 63rd Annual BAFTAs (British Academy of Film and Television Arts). Unfortunately, we weren't able to partake in the live telecast, but we do have a complete list (below) of the winners and highlights from Britain's biggest night for cinema which saw The Hurt Locker taking home six awards (including Best Picture and Best Director for Bigelow) and Duncan Jones taking home the award for Outstanding UK Debut for his direction of Moon. Hell yes!

Best Film:
The Hurt Locker

Outstanding British Film:
Fish Tank

Kathryn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker

Leading Actor:
Colin Firth - A Single Man

Leading Actress:
Carey Mulligan - An Education

Supporting Actor:
Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds

Supporting Actress:
Mo'Nique - Precious

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director or Producer:
Duncan Jones - Director of Moon

Original Screenplay:
Mark Boal - The Hurt Locker

Adapted Screenplay:
Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner - Up in the Air

Film Not In The English Language:
A Prophet

Animated Film:

Michael Giacchino - Up

Barry Ackroyd - The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker

Production Design:

Costume Design:
The Young Victoria

The Hurt Locker

Special Visual Effects:

Make Up & Hair:
The Young Victoria

Short Animation:
Sally Arthur & Emma Lazenby - Mother Of Many

Short Film:
James Bolton & Martina Amati - I Do Air

The Orange Rising Star Award (Voted For By The Public):
Kristen Stewart

After winning, Duncan Jones delivered one hell of a moving acceptance speech (which you can watch here) while the rest of the awards played out as expected with the exception of Colin Firth beating Jeff Bridges for Best Actor (probably because the Brits favor their own) and An Education's Carey Mulligan taking home the well-deserved Best Actress award. However, Sandra Bullock wasn't nominated because The Blind Side wasn't released in the UK in time for awards contention, so we'll never know how the Brits would've dealt with Bullock's performance (personally I think Mulligan should be beating Bullock all the way anyway).

Meanwhile, I'm continually pleased with Christoph Waltz's winning streak, as well as more accolades for Jason Reitman's Up in the Air and Pixar's Up, especially Michael Giacchino winning for Score. Don't you guys wish Duncan Jones and Moon were getting more awards love this side of the Atlantic?

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  • Ben
    Saw this earlier today... made me happy. Moon has to be the biggest Oscar snub of all-time. Sure Sony hasn't gotten behind it, but that doesn't mean it couldn't have been nominated. Congrats to Jones, Waltz and Reitman!! Plus I'm glad Hurt Locker took more awards than Avaturd.
  • CHE
    Overall great results. Firth definitely deserved to win and what a great speech gave! But the night belonged to Kathryn and team Hurt Locker (thank God!).
  • John
    This preaty much puts The Hurt Locker and Avatar neck and neck for the Oscars But if either wins, Ill be happy
  • Kyle
    Moon is definitely deserving of multiple Oscar nominations. It's absence is a HUGE shame.
    i watched cermony on the tv,i thought it was good.i'm glad the bafta's went to the hurt locker(6)colin firth(1)carey mulligan(1)christoph waltz(1)duncan jones-the moon(1)avatar(2).i wished let the right one in got film not in an english language award,coraline should of got animated film award.avatar got the awards it deserved. gutted james,never mind you might get an oscar,who knows the hurt locker might sweep the board.
  • jason
    No D9 come on people
  • Darunia
    The Hurt Locker keeps on winning and winning and winning. But as soon as popularity becomes more important than quality, movies like Avatar win at Golden Globes, and who knows even Oscars. Really puts things into perspective, money is more important.
  • Jim
    Am I the only one that thinks "The Hurt Locker" is over rated. Was it good? yes. But not Best Picture good. I think Inglorious Basterds and Up In The Air were better movies, and Avatar was a better achievement. I really hope The Hurt Locker doesn't win the Oscar.
  • my name is…
    Avatar was a technological achievement. I agree with DEADPOOL, it got the two awards it deserved (production design and visual effects). Being British I don't think it was so much us going with our own, I think Colin Firth trounced J.Bridge anyhow; Crazy Heart was a good film, but A Single Man was incredible. Kyle your right, Moon has been snubbed BIGGGGG TIMEEEEE, and bearing in mind how much support its been getting by festivals, critics and fans, you would have thought Sony would have made a late promotional surge to redeem itself...
  • Totally agree about Moon; it deserved much more awards love. In my eyes, it should have at least been nominated for Best Director, Best Actor (it takes so much talent for you to forget you're watching only 1 actor the entire movie) and Best Score (it's so haunting!). Still annoyed that BBC cut out all the 'technology' awards, like sound editing, score, etc.
  • While both amazing films, Moon is far better that The Hurt Locker - There I said it.
  • Craig
    If Hurt Locker was up for best film then so Moon should have been. I personally think both are a bit over rated BUT both were very strong films. And Avatar, though I enjoyed it, seriously, can't go down as a "best film". Impressive and gung ho, but breath taking eye candy does not a best film make.
  • whatever
    The Hurt Locker is such a forgettable film. It's also a film that falls apart on a second viewing, because what makes it enjoyable the first time is the suspense. With that stripped away, the film is virtually empty. In any case, I always think it's funny when movies win awards that so obviously won't stand the test of time (indeed, not even ten years worth of time). It's important to remember that having a serious subject matter isn't itself an aesthetic merit. But awards shows somehow still uphold this strange idea, which not a single aesthetician takes seriously. Anyway, Hurt Locker might win, but that's really not a good thing. Ever go back and look, year after year, at the movies that were Oscar winners? How many have you seen? How many seem dated? It's a fun exercise. It really dramatizes just how blind the Oscars. But, then again, everyone on here really seems to think that drab films like The Hurt Locker or Up in the Air could become classics. If you lived in 1980 you probably would've loved Ordinary People. As far as conventional dramas go, this was a pretty crappy year. I'd say it's actually the perfect year to honor a film like Avatar, which, despite all the hate on here, will have an audience for awhile and stand out as a watershed in the more technical aspects of film making.
  • josh
    the hurt locker didn't have a story line. it's a day in life of a bomb disposal team. moon would have my vote for movie of the year,inglourious basterds second, then avatar.
  • Andrew
    That's the thing I don't get. Why is Hurt Locker winning these things? If you don't think Avatar wins, there are several others in line before Hurt Locker. It was a very overrated movie in my opinion.
  • kasual
    Hurt Locker was a great movie! Jeremy Renner did great job in this movie!
  • anonymous
    The overwhelming view from those who've REALLY served on bomb squads in Iraq is that 'Hurt Locker' is ---BOGUS. Check it out for yourself online---




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