BAFTA Award 2013: results

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

British Academy of Film and Television Arts 2013

Another year of fantastic film and cinematography celebrated by the British! Here’s a running list of the results so far, just incase you’re missing out on all the fun.

List of the Winners so far:

Best British Film: Skyfall

Best Short Film: Swimmer

Best Animation Short FIlm: The Making of Long Bird

Best Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina

Best Makeup-Lisa Westcott: Les Miserables

Best Animated Film: Brave

Best Sound: Les Miserables

Best Editing: William Goldenberg, Argo

Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi

Best Original Score: Thomas Newman, Skyfall

Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarentino, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Outstanding Debut by a Bristish Writer, Director or a Producer: Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis, The Imposter

Best Special Visual Effects: Life of Pi

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: Tessa Ross

Best Film Not in the English Language: Amour

Rising Star Award: Juno Temple

Best Documentary: Search for Sugarman

Best Production Design: Eve Stewart, Les Miserables

Best Director: Ben Affleck, Argo

Best Documentary: Search for Sugarman

Best Production Design: Eve Stewart, Les Miserables

Best Director: Ben Affleck, Argo

Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Film: Argo

The Fellowship Awards: Sir Alan Parker

Django Unchained ★★★★

Django Unchained. Released in cinemas on 25th December 2012.

Django Unchained. Released in cinemas on 25th December 2012.

I’m not going to lie; I’ve not really seen this kind of film before. I haven’t seen Pulp Ficiton, I haven’t seen From Dusk Till Dawn, and I haven’t seen Inglorious Basterds. In fact, I don’t think I have seen any of Quentin Tarantino’s films. My bad. But I can tell you now that I loved this one.

Django (Jamie Foxx), a freed slave-turned-bounty hunter, sets out to free his wife (Kerry Washington) from a notorious slave-trader in Mississippi (Leonardo DiCaprio).  Django is helped by German ‘dentist’, Dr. King Schultz (Golden Globe winner, Christoph Waltz) since he is the reason Django was freed: he feels “responsible” for him. Set two years before the American Civil War, Dr Schultz is considered abnormal in associating with a black man – a complete offence to society; unforgivable and life threatening in the Deep South.

It’s funny. There are so many scenes that has me laughing out loud, but at the same time, it deals with some graphic taboo subjects where I felt it was too much to even watch. You actually see a black slave set upon by dogs, to the point where you even see his limbs ripped from his body. I don’t know how it makes me feel; maybe responsible? Guilty? I don’t know, but I do like how it doesn’t shy away from the things that are otherwise left to the imagination. Plus, there is a fantastic scene completely ripping into the Ku Klux Klan.

In true Tarantino style, there is a lot of blood and over dramatic violence juxtaposed with laugh out loud comedy (I have now seen Pulp Fiction and Inglorious Basterds). I wouldn’t recommend it to people who don’t like comedy through exaggeration or gory graphics, but I still give it a 4/5.