BAFTA 2014: The winners

Cate Blanchett is Leading Actress

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BAFTA 2014: Red Carpet Highlights

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Awards season came to London last night, as the glittering British Academy Film Awards 2014 got underway.

It was an evening that saw old Hollywood mingle with new superstars, a night when ultra-glamorous gowns (think Lea Seydoux in vampy Miu Miu) competed with kooky, off-kilter choices (read 'Brangelina'’s matching tuxedos).

Making her mark on the red carpet was girl-of-the-moment Lupita Nyong'o: coolly-elegant in her emerald green Dior Couture gown. And what a fitting victory look it would have been, had she not missed out on both the awards for which she was nominated.

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Still, there was better news for the film which catapulted Lupita to stardom, 12 Years A Slave, which took the much-coveted Best Film nod, as well as the Lead Actor award for Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Supporting Actress went to one of ELLE's favourite leading ladies, Jennifer Lawrence for her role in American Hustle, a film that was also recognised in the Original Screenplay and Hair and Make-Up categories. J-Law's co-star, Amy Adams, who wore Victoria Beckham, didn't fare so well though, and lost out on Best Actress to Cate Blanchett, star of Blue Jasmine. In her acceptance speech, Blanchett, who wore Alexander McQueen, paid tribute to the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman to a rousing round of applause.

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At the end of the evening, the proceedings were given a Royal stamp of approval when guest of honour, the Duke of Cambridge presented Helen Mirren with the BAFTA Fellowship, cheekily introducing her as ‘an actress I should probably call Granny’. Still, if it bothered Mirren, she wasn't going to let it show. Plus, there wasn't a hit of Grandma about that stunning Jacques Azagury gown.

BAFTA 2014: THE WINNERS

Film

12 Years A Slave

Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen

Leading Actress

Cate Blanchett

Blue Jasmine

Leading Actor

Chiwetel Ejiofor

12 Years a Slave

Supporting Actress

Jennifer Lawrence

American Hustle

Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi

Captain Phillips

EE Rising Star

Will Poulter

Animated Film

Frozen

Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Documentary

The Act Of Killing

Joshua Oppenheimer

Outstanding British Film

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Justin Chadwick, Anant Singh, David M. Thompson, William Nicholson

Film not in the English Language

Blue Is The Warmest Colour

Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval

Director

Alfonso Cuarón

Gravity

Original Screenplay

American Hustle

Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell

Adapted Screenplay

Philomena

Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope

British Short Film

Room 8

James W. Griffiths, Sophie Venner

British Short Animation

Sleeping With The Fishes

James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa

Original Film Music

Gravity

Steven Price

Cinematography

Gravity

Emmanuel Lubezki

Costume Design

The Great Gatsby

Catherine Martin

Make-Up & Hair

American Hustle

Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Kieran Evans

Kelly + Victor

Production Design

The Great Gatsby

Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn

Editing

Rush

Dan Hanley, Mike Hill

Sound

Gravity

Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro

Special Visual Effects

Gravity

Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny

BAFTA 2014: Red Carpet Highlights

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