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BAFTAS look anything but British

A well-known British film set in space, with two American leads and a Mexican director, led the pack with 11 nominations going into the evening. It also led the way out, converting six of those 11 nominations into gongs.

Several awards in, it seemed the voters would do anything other than back British at their own awards, with early wins for Gravity, Frozen, American Hustle and Mrs Luhrman taking two gongs for The Great Gatsby.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug had a couple of nominations, although neither converted to a win.

Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor & Rick Findlater were nominated in the Make Up & Hair category, up against titles including Behind The Candelabra, which won in the TV categories at the Hair and Make-Up Awards in Hollywood on the weekend, and American Hustle, which took the BAFTA.

In the Special Visual Effects category, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton & Eric Reynolds were nominated, up against another Weta team – Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams & Dan Sudick – for their work on Iron Man 3. Both missed out to the team nominated for Gravity.

The 2014 BAFTA winners were:

Best Film
12 Years A Slave

Outstanding British Film

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer
Kieran Evans (Director/Writer) for Kelly + Victor

Film Not In The English Language
The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino

The Act Of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer

Animated Film
Frozen, Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee

Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Original Screenplay
American Hustle, Eric Warren Singer & David O. Russell

Adapted Screenplay
Philomena, Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope

Leading Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave

Leading Actress
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Original Music
Gravity, Steven Price

Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki

Rush, Dan Hanley & Mike Hill

Production Design
The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin & Beverley Dunn

Costume Design
The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin

Make Up & Hair
American Hustle, Evelyne Noraz & Lori Mccoy-Bell

Gravity, Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri & Chris Munro

Special Visual Effects
Gravity, Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny

British Short Animation
Sleeping With The Fishes, James Walker, Sarah Woolner & Yousif Al-Khalifa

British Short Film
Room 8, James W. Griffiths & Sophie Venner

The EE Rising Star Award (public vote)
Will Poulter

Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema
Peter Greenaway

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