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`12 Years A Slave` wins best film at BAFTA 2014 awards

Zee Media Bureau

London: British director Steve McQueen`s `12 Years A Slave` took home two of the biggest awards on Sunday night but it was Alfonso Cuaron`s `Gravity` that dominated the BAFTA, winning six of the 11 honours it was nominated for.

12 Years A Slave` won BAFTA for best film and McQueen in his speech said that there were "21 million people living in slavery as we sit here now."

Chiwetel Ejiofor won the best actor for the film.

Stars showed up in style for the Red Carpet event and sizzled up the 67th annual BAFTA Film Awards.

The event, at London`s Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, was hosted by Stephen Fry with big name guests including Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gillian Anderson, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks, Steve Coogan, Sally Hawkins, Lupita Nyong`o, Daniel Bruhl, Emma Thompson, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Dern and Judi Dench.

Here is a list of the awards -

Best Film: 12 Years a Slave.

Outstanding British Film: Gravity

Director: Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity

Leading Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave.

Leading Actress: Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer:
Kieran Evans - Kelly + Victor

Film not in English Language: The Great Beauty

Documentary: The Act of Killing

Animated Film: Frozen

Original Screenplay: Eric Warren Singer, David O Russell - American Hustle

Adapted Screenplay: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope - Philomena

Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips

Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle

Original Music: Steven Price- Gravity

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki- Gravity

Editing: Dan Hanley, Mike Hill- Rush

Production Design: Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn - The Great Gatsby

Costume Design: Catherine Martin - The Great Gatsby

Make up and Hair: Evelyne Noraz,Lori McCoy-Bell - American Hustle

Sound: Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro - Gravity

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

British Short Animation: Sleeping With the Fishes

British Short Film: Room 8

EE Rising Star Award: Will Poulter

Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema: Peter Greenaway

Ejiofor paid tribute to McQueen, and said that the award really belonged to the helmer. "It`s yours. I;m going to keep it, but it is yours," he said.

Cuaron took the director prize for `Gravity`. He said that he considered himself to be part of the British film industry as he had lived in the UK for 13 years, and had made half of his films in the country.

"I guess I make a very good case for curbing immigration," he joked.

With PTI inputs

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