Monday, February 11, 2008

The BAFTAs were on last night as well and they were hosted by Jonathan Ross who I only really know of because he was on Extras once, playing himself. He’s got that reassuringly human cockney accent which makes his status more democratic. Actually, I don’t think the English care about whether they seem like snobs as much as Americans do. Or Australians for that matter.

Anyway, here are the winners:

Best Film - Atonement

Best British Film - This Is England

Director - Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men)

Best Supporting Actor - Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men)

Best Supporting Actress - Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)

Leading Actress - Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose)

Leading Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)

And look at that; all refined, intelligent choices. No Jennifer Hudson frauds in there, not at all. Also, does Tilda Swinton age or ever fail? I mean, even when she was in the Chronicles of Narnia she was still as stunning as she was in Derek Jarmon’s Edward II back in the early nineties. The material sucked in Narnia but that still didn’t matter. I also love how Keira Knightley still insists on doing that forced self deprecating good natured “I’m very glad I haven’t a hope of winning” routine when you know she’s ready to fillet anyone who gets in her way – which really technically shouldn’t be too many people seeing as she could slip through a crowd with the efficiency of a toothpick going down a drain – primarily because that’s essentially how thin she is. [source]

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