Congratulations to all of last night’s BAFTA Award winners!
The BAFTA Awards took place last night, showcasing the best of British and worldwide film over the past year. The night itself was hosted by Stephen Fry (UK audio books) for the tenth year in a row, and there were plenty of Potter alumni present who were both nominated for awards and involved in presenting awards.
Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley) and Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) presented the award for Outstanding Contribution to BBC Films while Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge), alongside Paddington co-star Sally Hawkins, presented a BAFTA fellowship to Mike Leigh. Mike is the director of Mr. Turner, which stars Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew).
And of course there were plenty of great success stories throughout the night.
The Grand Budapest Hotel, starring Ralph Fiennes, picked up five awards: Best Original Music (Alexandre Desplat – Deathly Hallows), Best Make Up and Hair (Frances Hannon), Best Production and Design (Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock), Best Costume Design (Milena Canonero), and Best Original Screenplay (Wes Anderson).
The Theory of Everything, featuring David Thewlis (Remus Lupin), won Outstanding British Film, Best Leading Actor (Eddie Redmayne), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Anthony McCarten).
The award for Outstanding Debut by a British Actor, Director, or Producer went to Pride (Stephen Beresford – writer and David Livingstone – producer). Pride stars Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour), Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown), and Imelda Staunton.
Congratulations to all of the winners!
You can see pictures from the night here.
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