So each year we have an array of awards that I pathetically and enthusiastically am glued to. One of my favourites would be the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. In the past couple of years it has been presented by comedian and actor Stephen Fry, and this year was no exception. He kicked off the awards with a light and funny opening speech. Poking fun at Brad and Angelina and other big names that showed up the the Royal Opera House this evening.

 

The win of the night for me was Cate Blanchett, who looked stunning in a black Alexander McQueen dress taking home  the award of best actress for her role in Blue Jasmine .

She dedicated her award to the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman saying “Buddy this is for you, you bastard, I hope you’re proud.”

Above: Cate Blanchett proudly holds her Bafta , credit: Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett

Above: Cate Blanchett proudly holds her Bafta , credit: Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett

 

The winner of the Best Actor went to Chiwetel Ejiofor from Steve Mc Queen’s drama  12 Years a Slave  winning out big stars such as  Leonardo Di Caprio and Christian Bale.

 

Chiwetel Ejio in his Bafta winning film "12 Years a Slave" Credit: AP photo , Fox Searchlight

Chiwetel Ejiofor in his Bafta winning film “12 Years a Slave” Credit: AP photo , Fox Searchlight

The award for best supporting actress went to an absent Jennifer Lawrence, the award was accepted by American hustle director David O. Russell.

The best supporting actor award went to Barkhad Adbi. Captain Phillips was his first ever film and he was greeted with huge cheers and smiles from the crowd. He was up against Michael  Fassbender, Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper and Daniel Ruhl.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2VNAFPjZ40

 

Taking home the big award of the night were the cast of 12 years a slave winning best film of 2014. The film was directed by film director Steve Mc Queen ( Hunger , Shame ) and stars Michael Fassbender , Brad Pitt , Benedict Cumberbatch , Chiwetel Ejiofor and Paul Dano.

 

Above: The 12 years a slave cast and director stand proudly with their Baftas credit: Reuters

Above: The 12 years a slave cast and director stand proudly with their Baftas credit: Reuters

 

For a full list of Bafta Winners and Nominees head to https://www.bafta.org/