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