By: ANASTASIA MINAEVA
(Gainesville, Ga.) A British-American historical drama “12 Years a Slave” directed by Steve McQueen became the best film on the version of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on the award ceremony at the Royal Opera House, London, on Feb. 16.
The film “12 years a slave” tells the story about a freeborn African American, Solomon Northup, who lived in the 1830s in New York and was kidnapped into slavery.
In January, the film received the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and received the Producers Guild of America Award.
Chiwetel Ejiofor, who played Solomon Northup, received the BAFTA award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. In the same female nomination, Cate Blanchett won the award for the leading role in the movie “Blue Jasmine” directed by Woody Allen.
Overall, Numerous movie stars attended the BAFTA ceremony, which was hosted by Stephen Fry, British writer and actor, for the ninth time. As a prize, each winner received a gold mask statue.
The award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role went to Barkhad Abdi for his work in the movie “Captain Phillips” directed by Paul Greengrass. Jennifer Lawrence won the BAFTA golden mask as the Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in the crime comedy-drama film “American Hustle” directed by David O. Russell.
A British-American science-fiction thriller “Gravity” directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock received six BAFTA Awards, including Outstanding British Film and Best Director.
The movie “American Hustle” received awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Makeup and Hair in addition to Lawrence’s golden mask.
The next big event in the world of cinema is the Academy Awards or the Oscars, which is an annual American awards ceremony honoring achievements in the film industry, will be held on March 2, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.