Hello, Film Doctor friends!
This time last year we looked at what BAFTA winners can teach us , so we follow this post-BAFTA Monday Prescription with the same “straight from the horse’s mouth” idea. This year’s winners serve some ‘prescriptions’.
First thing first, let’s re-cap last night’s winners.
- Best British Film – Skyfall
- Best Short Animation – The Making of Longbird
- Best Costume Design – Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina
- Best Short Film – Swimmer
- Best Animated Feature – Brave
- Best Hair & Make-Up – Lisa Westcott, Les Miserables
- Best Editing – William Goldenberg, Argo
- Best Sound Design – Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst, Les Miserables
- Best Cinematography – Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi
- Best Original Music – Thomas Newman, Skyfall
- Best Supporting Actor – Christopher Waltz, Django Unchained
- Best Original Screenplay – Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
- Outstanding Debut for a British Writer, Director or Producer – Bart Layton & Dimitri Doganis, Imposter
- Best Special Effects – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, Donald R. Elliott, Life of Pi
- Best Supporting Actress – Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
- Best Adapted Screenplay – Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell
- Best Film Not in the English Language – Amour, Michael Haneke
- EE BAFTA Rising Star – Juno Temple
- Best Documentary Film – Searching for the Sugar Man
- Best Production Design – Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson, Les Miserables
- Best Director – Ben Affleck, Argo
- Best Leading Actress – Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
- Best Leading Actor – Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
- Best Film – Argo, Ben Affleck
- “Teamwork” – As it was confirmed by last year’s winners, people around you are important – as collaborators, employers, friends.
Jacqueline Durran (Best Costume Design, Anna Karenina): “Thank you to BAFTA for recognising Anna Karenina, thank you to my team for their collective brilliance, and thank you to Keira Knightley and Joe Wright for inspiring me.”
William Goldenberg (Best Editing, Argo): “Thank you so much for this honour. Obviously filmmaking is a team effort and I wouldn’t be standing here without the hundreds of people who worked on Argo and gave us their brilliant work.”
- “In Director We Trust” – Although making a film is a collective effort, it also needs someone to guide and lead. Last night saw many of the winners – in particular actors – pay dues to their Directors.
Christoph Waltz (Best Supporting Actor, Django Unchained): “Thank you so much for this immense honour. Why I get to stand here is really no mystery, because it says at the very beginning of our movie, “Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino” but of course I want to thank Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and the rest. But it all starts and ends with Quentin. But really, beyond everything I need and want to thank you for most of all is the trust that I will put your creation to good use, you silver-penned devil you! Thank you!”
William Goldenberg (Best Editing, Argo) “I want to thank Warners for making the film and my wife Allison for keeping me going. And most of all I want to thank Ben – you were a partner every day and it was a thrill coming in to work every day.”
Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Leading Actor, Lincoln): “I am so grateful for such a generous reception of our film, and to my fellow nominees. I don’t know if I deserve this, but I know every one of you does. We weren’t on a rudderless boat – Steven Spielberg was the rudder, the boatbuilder, the boat and the sea we sailed on.”