The 2013 BAFTA Film Awards – All Of The Winners For The Year Plus Red Carpet Report

Posted by February 10, 2013 Comment

This year’s BAFTA ceremony is now over, despite being only 20 minutes done in its telecast. The BBC appear to have a very serious problem here. Why are these awards still subject to such an extreme delay? Ridiculous.

All of the night’s results are below, starting with the most recent and then rewinding to the start of the night. Some of these will likely be edited out of the show. Tsk.

I’ll also leave Patrick’s red carpet Twitter report below the results.


27. BAFTA’s final surprise of the night is Argo as Best Film. That’s what Ben did to deserve his gong – make their favourite film.

Final score: 4 for Les Mis, 3 for Argo, 2 for Django Unchained, 2 for Life of Pi, 2 for Skyfall.

Next up, Alan Parker will get the BAFTA Fellowship but that was already announced, so… I guess we’re done. Good night!

26. The Best Film award is coming up. It’s being presented by Samuel L. Jackson, so it was obviously a write-in victory for The Avengers, right?

25. The default BAFTA pick for Best Lead Actor is Daniel Day Lewis. Lincoln actually is his best showing for years, I think. Another branch on this year’s tree, too – much more interesting than a landslide, don’t you think?

24. BAFTA’s Best Actress In A Leading Role for the year is Emmanuelle Riva for Amour. Yes, she’s playing somebody with dementia and that’s an awards bait part, but she is rather good indeed so any cynicism woud be somewhat misplaced.

Riva has opted not to attend, but will be going to the Cesars and the Oscars. Know your place, Britain.

23. We’re in the home stretch now – though not a single award has been handed out on the BBC yet such is their delay. The big acting awards and Best Film are to still come.

22. Best Director just went to Ben Affleck for Argo. I called this, 100% – for whatever that is worth. Which is nothing much. But, hey – take that, snubmeisters of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Affleck was a very popular win, with big applause in the room.

21. The Production Design award has gone to Les Miserables. I thought Anna Karenina was a shoo-in because of the set-in-a-theatre conceit. I expect there will be some moaning because Les Mis won – “It was all closeups, production design didn’t come into it” – but not from me.

20. Martin Freeman and Henry Cavill just announced Searching For Sugarman as Best Documentary Feature. Time for me to plug my interview with its director, Malik Bendjelloul.

19. The public voted Rising Star award just went to Killer Joe, Kaboom and The Dark Knight Rises‘ Juno Temple – that’s her on the right.

Here’s hoping it gives her the career boost received by last year’s winner, Adam Deacon. Cough ahem cough, etc.

Temple was the only one of the year’s nominees to attend the Rising Star launch; similarly, Deacon attended last year. Looks like a coincidence, but it isn’t. Both were exposed to me, both won. Simple.

18. With absolute inevitability, the award for Best Film Not In The English Language just went to Michael Haneke’s Amour. Perhaps Haneke’s most popular and, in many ways, populist film to date, it goes beyond being a very moving film to becoming quite emotionally exhausting.

17. Olympic shenanigans-shepherd Danny Boyle just took to the stage to award Tessa Ross the Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema award. Ross was a producer on Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, so that’s a hint as to why Boyle did the honours.

It had been previously announced that this award would be going to Ross but BAFTA still tried to milk it for a little suspense. Fair enough. Showbiz!

Ross really has worked hard to get a lot of films off the ground and some of them have been good. As deserving a winner as we’ll see all night, I expect.

16. Best Adapted Screenplay just went to Silver Linings Playbook. It’s a fine script, I think – and this award only contributes to the relative diversity of tonight’s BAFTAs. Share and share alike, movie folks.

15. George Clooney just awarded Best Supporting Actress to Anne Hathaway for, let’s be honest, that one scene in Les Miserables. It got a deafening ovation in the screening I attended. She’ll be asked about that for the rest of her life.

Somewhere down the line, in a post-oil world, an ageing Hathaway will perform I Dreamed A Dream at an Oscars tribute to Musicals for an audience of super rich TV owners who live off-planet in ivory spacestations.

14. The Special Visual Effects award has gone to Life of Pi. Does that redress the balance from award number eight a little? Nah – this win was for the tiger. They BAFTA voters knew that it was mainly a fake even if they didn’t know the same about the water and skies.

Also, the 3D has been so highly lauded, I think that factored in here as well. It’s not accurate to think of stereography as part of VFX, though I know people do.

13. That’s the half way mark, I believe.

12. Billy Connolly has just awarded for Outstanding Debut By British Writer, Producer Or Director to Bart Layton for The Imposter.

Had it gone to his fellow nominee James Bobin it would have been a Connolly giving an award for The Muppets – ie. pretty close to the natural order of things. But it didn’t. So BAFTA are… unnatural, I guess? Mutants?

I would also have preferred to see Wild Bill net Dexter Fletcher the award. Still, The Imposter does tell one heck of a story.

11. Christoph Waltz just received the Best Supporting Actor award from Jennifer Lawrence. If somebody were to option that moment and make a movie of it I’d probably turn out just for the cast.

10. Last year’s Best Original Screenplay, as per BAFTA, was Django Unchained. Sally Field gave out the award alone – Eddie Redmayne was supposed to be with her but he’s apparently “puking his guts out backstage.”

Tarantino made some gag about being proud to be a part of BAFTA despite not being a part of the DGA or something. Works in-industry better than not.

9. Best Original Music has gone to Thomas Newman for Skyfall. A bit of a sting for displaced Bond music man David Arnold? Nah, I think he’ll bounce back. Within seconds.

8. Mark Strong has awarded the BAFTA for Cinematography to Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi. Great work, sure, but do people realise how much of this film is computer generated imagery? I don’t believe there’s a single non-CG sky in the whole thing and the vast majority of the water is “artificial” too. And then there’s the island and… well, there’s a lot of non-cinematography in this film. The BAFTA voters were rather undereducated about this, I guess.

7. The BAFTA for Best Editing has gone to William Goldenberg for Argo. For a while, I was actually set to interview Goldenberg today but, as you can see, he’s keeping busy anyhow.

There seems to be an awful lot of sharing going on so far, but I think Argo is likely to take the big, big awards… we’ll soon see.

6. Les Mis has won the award for “sound” which is a badly named award on a par with giving a film the BAFTA for “pictures.” Sound what? Editing? Design? They mean all at once, I guess. This is the kind of thinking that leads people to say “Film is a primarily visual medium,” which is really only true if you’re deaf. Or it’s a silent film – without music.

5. Brave has won Best Animated Film. I… think this would be my pick too, in a closely fought field. Very closely fought.

4. Lisa Westcott and Les Mis have just won for best hair and makeup. All that deliberately bad hair and those terrible complexions won out. The closeup of Anne Hathaway singing I Dreamed A Dream really was a showcase for this category, I guess.

3. Ben Whishaw and Alice Eve have awarded the Best Costume gong to Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina. Not a surprise, at all. It’s a period film but it’s also very stylised and doesn’t quite play by the rules – there’s a heavy 1950s influence and a lot of extreme silhouettes and colour schemes. The obvious choice, I think.

2. After that populist choice, a couple of short awards. Best Short Film was won by Lynne Ramsay’s Swimmer.

Best Short Animation was awarded to The Making of Longbird by Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson. 

In certain countries, you can watch Swimmer in this player.

1. After Stephen Fry’s opening bit and Paloma Faith doing an INXS cover version, the night’s first award was for Outstanding British Film. The winner was Skyfall.

Also in the category was Les Mis, which might win Best Film later on – begging the question, can a film be Outstandingly British but not Best?


Right at this very moment, Patrick Dane is down in the “blogger’s pen” at the 2013 BAFTA film awards. I’ll be bringing you the best tweets from his account and then, later, when the ceremony has started, fill you in on the winners as quickly as is humanly possible.

The BBC will be broadcasting the show tonight, but with a delay of at least an hour. Yes. I know.

Well, no such mucking around here. Just keep hitting refresh as, in typical liveblog style, once the ceremony is underway, the newest updates will appear at the top.

For now, though, here are the best of Patrick’s tweets so far. Apologies for his Rich Johnston levels of mistyping, he’s on a smartphone.

Again, newer entires at the top.

(Last Updated February 10, 2013 3:32 pm )

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