Guess what scooped more BAFTA awards that anything else? If you guessed Slumdog Millionaire, then pat yourself on your back.
Danny Boyle’s added another impressive haul of gongs to its already bulging trophy case, with wins for film, directing, writing, editing, music, sound and cinematography.
Only one other movie – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button – could rustle up more than one win in a ceremony that saw regular awards-scoopers Wall-E, Kate Winslet and The Wrestler’s Mickey Rourke.
Rourke’s speech was another winner, as he thanked Darren Aronofsky for giving him a second chance “after fucking up my career for 15 years.” Oh, and he praised Marisa Tomei’s bravery and body.
Finally, Wallace And Gromit got an award and Terry Gilliam bagged a fellowship. Can’t say fairer than that…
All in all, it was a fairly placid affair, with Jonathon Ross on his best behaviour.
Your complete list of the winners, then:
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Man On Wire
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Kate Winslet, The Reader
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Martin McDonagh, In Bruges
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
I've Loved You So Long
THE CARL FOREMAN AWARD FOR SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT BY A BRITISH DIRECTOR, WRITER OR PRODUCER FOR THEIR FIRST FEATURE FILM
Steve Mcqueen, Hunger
AR Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire
Chris Dickens, Slumdog Millionaire
Donald Graham Burt/Victor J Zolfo, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Michael O'connor, The Duchess
MAKE UP & HAIR
Jean Black / Colleen Callaghan, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Glenn Freemantle /Resul Pookutty /Richard Pryke/Tom Sayers/Ian Tapp, Slumdog Millionaire
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Eric Barba/Craig Barron/Nathan Mcguinness/Edson Williams, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Wallace And Gromit: A Matter Of Loaf And Death
OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA
Pinewood Studios/Shepperton Studios