Cate Blanchett, "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity" and "Frozen" Honored at BAFTA Awards
By Carey Purcell
The 62nd annual BAFTA Film Awards were held Feb. 16 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, hosted by Stephen Fry (Richard III, Twelfth Night).
Leading Actress went to Oscar winner Cate Blanchett for her role in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," and Chiwetel Ejiofor won Leading Actor for his performance in "12 Years a Slave."
Barkhad Abdi ("Captain Phillips") and Jennifer Lawrence ("American Hustle") received Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively.
"Frozen," Disney's 3-D animated film that features the voices of Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, Tony nominee Jonathan Groff and stage and screen actress Kristen Bell, was honored with the award for Animated Film.
"Gravity" received Outstanding British Film, and Alfonso Cuaron won Best Director. The film also received awards for Sound, Cinematography, Special Visual Effects and Original Score. "The Great Gatsby" was honored with Costume Design and Production Design.
Helen Mirren, a Tony nominee and Oscar winner, received the BAFTA fellowship, given in recognition of her "exceptional contribution" to film.
Visit bafta.org for a complete list of winners and more information.
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