BAFTA awards. Less shite than Oscars

Anybody who has sat through the whole Oscar ceremony like I have for the last 7 years will know how excruciatingly boring and cringeworthy it can be and will also be slightly refreshed by the not so crap Bafta ceremony. For one it was hosted by the mighty Jonathan Ross who, while not as funny as he is on his own programmes, did still manage to beat the shit out of Ellen Degeneres, Steve Martin and Whoopi Goldberg, all people who have sucked hosting the Oscars.

The winners weren't completely surprising in most categories as the films nominated this year have all succeeded in being pretty good.

Atonement won best pictures which isn't surprising seeing as this is the BRITISH film awards, what is suprising is that it didn't win Best British Film. Instead that award went to This is England. Considering all the other films in that category (Control, Eastern Promises, The Bourne Ultimatum, Atonement) were significantly better than Shane Meadows alright-for-an-hour-shite-for-the-end movie about Nazis in 80's England made this the biggest surprise of the night for me.

The Coen's won for best Director which is hopefully a sign of things to come next month. The lives of Others won best foreign film for what surely must he be the last awards ceremony that it can be nominated in (its awesome by the by). Daniel-Day and Javier Bardem won the Best Actor and Supporting Actors (Surprise Surprise) and Marion Cotillard won for La Vie en Rose (this will be watched tonight finally) proving that it might not be a runaway win for Julie Christie in two weeks time.

All the other jibber jabber can be found here and one thing I learnt from last night is that Joe Wright (Atonement Director) is one lucky bastard as he seems to have nabbed himself the lovely Rosamund Pike:


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