Baftas 2012

Just a few little words on the Baftas last night (I feel obliged to mention them seeing as how I always chat about the Oscars…).

As was expected, The Artist took home most of the awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, Cinematography…possibly Best Use of John Goodman and Best Cute Dog at one point) and quite deservedly so. And it was also Jean Dujardin from The Artist who won the Best Actor award – again he definitely deserved it, but I was quite shocked Gary Oldman didn’t win it for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (and that win might also be an indication of who gets that Best Actor Oscar now).

Meryl Streep gained the Best Actress Bafta and lost a shoe in the process (lolz) which again was sort of to be expected (play any sort of political figure and you’re basically a shoe-in: pun intended). So she’ll also probably get the Best Actress Oscar. I’m annoyed that Tilda Swinton didn’t win it for her performance in We Need To Talk About Kevin though (and even more annoyed that she wasn’t even nominated for the Oscars).

But it was very good to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy win for Outstanding British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay and it was also great to see Paddy Considine win Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director or Producer for his film Tyrannosaur.

So, all in all, it was an ok night. Quite disappointing in some areas… But at least they had films like Drive up for Best Film (which I’m still in awe of the Oscars for ignoring) and also the amazing Nicolas Winding Refn, the equally brilliant Tomas Alfredson and the even more incredible Lynne Ramsay all up for Best Director – who again have all been ignored by the Oscars. Swings and roundabouts I guess…

Oh, and as much as I like Adam Deacon (for stuff like Kidulthood), the Rising Star Award should have gone to Tom Hiddleston, no questions asked (for being in literally everything this year and being generally amazing).

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~ by square-eyed-geek on February 13, 2012.

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