Sunday, February 21, 2010

Who Gets The BAFTAS?



The Nationwide annual BAFTA Film Award predictions are as follows:

Best Film
Avatar obviously since nobody's ever seen anything like this before.
wrong! Hurt Locker got it. The night's most confounding news.

Leading Actor
Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart. If you've seen it, I'm afraid the others, who all do good work, don't even come into it. Stunning, understated, truthful, etc etc. Makes you cry. makes you laugh. makes you feel good. makes you like Country and Western.
wrong! Colin Firth got it. Very British decision. Well deserved. And hardly anyone's seen Crazy Heart in the UK anyway.

Leading Actress
Well, Carey Mulligan's outstanding breakout debut performance is going to get it. She's a star. Meryl Streep's take on Julia Childs was HUGELY entertaining, but no.
Cor-rect.

Supporting Actor
Stanley Tucci because he deserves it. Not Alfred Molina, please, whom I love to bits but not this time.
wrong! Christopher Waltz (Inglorious Basterds)

Supporting Actress
If Mo'Nique doesn't get it there is no justice in the world. Precious is a superb film with great acting talent doing great things but she is way beyond the competition. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. But Kudos to Kristin Scott-Thomas as aunt Mimi. Outstanding.
Correct!!

Outstanding British Film.
Well it's going to be An Education. Innit?
No, actually it's going to be Fish Tank. Wrong again and congratulations Andrea Arnold.

Outstanding Debut
Sam Taylor-Wood for Nowhere Boy. What a start.
wrong! Duncan Jones for Moon.

Director
I hope Kathryn Bigelow gets it, even though her ex James Cameron probably will.
Correct!

Original Screenplay
The Hangover, puleeze, for making me laugh more than any other film in living memory. But "Up" has got to get something.
wrong! It's The Hurt Locker's night.

Adapted Screenplay
Definitely Nick Hornby's screenplay for An Education, terrific job.
And what is "In The Loop" actually adapted from? The TV series?
wrong! Up In The Air was apparently a better adaptation.

Film Not In The English Language
A difficult one since they are all mesmerising in their own way. Probably Let The Right One In for being the quietest, whitest (ie snowiest) vampire movie ever, with sterling performances and brilliant cinematography. The White Ribbon's possibly too slight, A Prophet too violent.
wrong! A Prophet apparently wasn't too violent at all.

Animated Film
Up. No contest. Best. Thing. Ever.
Correctamundo!

Music
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll because nobody's going to vote for the country and western ditties of Crazy Heart.
No, they voted for Up. Wrong again.

Cinematography.
The Road. Because my favourites aren't in there.
Wrong! But The Hurt Locker was shot by Barry Ackroyd which explains all. Brilliant.

Editing.
The Hurt Locker. You can't give this to Avatar unless Editing is redifined. Although Up In The Air was very clever: it made domestic US Air Travel look glam once again.
Correct.

Production design.
Harry Potter. Yawn.
wrong! Avatar. That's what I get for trying to second guess on the basis of Britishness.

Costume Design
You couldn't give it to Tom Ford, that would be just too ironic. So hopefully Young Victoria.
Correct.

Sound
Can't imagine that Avatar won't get it.
well it didn't. Hurt Locker got that too.

Special Visual Effects
Avatar. This is one it really deserves. Unless of course Harry Potter's producers have bribed the entire jury.
Correct

Make Up and Hair.
Coco Before Chanel. Who else would dream of taking it from them?
Young Victoria actually - wrong!

Short Animation
No idea. (Mother of many)
Short Film
Ditto. (I Do Air)

Rising Star Award
If you can possibly give Carey Mulligan this while also nominating her for leading actress then fine. But both Nicholas Hoult and Jesse Eisenberg deserve it.
totally 100% wrong. Kristen Stewart got it.

So, out of 23 categories (2 I have no idea) how many?
(to be filled in after the event)
An embarrassing 7 correct. Give up and go home time.
To be gracious, all the winners did good, just as all the losers did good too.
Now, when's those pesky Oscars?




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