Slumdog scoops seven BAFTAs

Millionaire is golden again

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:

BEST FILM

Slumdog Millionaire

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Man On Wire

LEADING ACTOR
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

LEADING ACTRESS
Kate Winslet, The Reader

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Martin McDonagh, In Bruges

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

FOREIGN FILM
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

ANIMATED FILM
WALL-E

MUSIC
AR Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire

EDITING
Chris Dickens, Slumdog Millionaire

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Donald Graham Burt/Victor J Zolfo, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

COSTUME DESIGN
Michael O'connor, The Duchess

MAKE UP & HAIR
Jean Black / Colleen Callaghan, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

SOUND
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

SHORT ANIMATION
Wallace And Gromit: A Matter Of Loaf And Death

SHORT FILM
September

ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP
Terry Gilliam

OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA
Pinewood Studios/Shepperton Studios