BAFTAs: Atonement wins best film, La Vie En Rose takes home four

Last night’s British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) saw Atonement win best film, French Edith Piaf biopic La Vie En Rose take home four BAFTAs and Daniel Day Lewis win Leading Actor for his performance in There Will Be Blood.

La Vie en Rose received the highest number of wins with 4 BAFTAs. No Country for Old Men won 3 BAFTAs, with Atonement and The Bourne Ultimatum receiving 2 BAFTAs each.

Marion Cotillard received the BAFTA for Leading Actress for La Vie en Rose for her portrayal of Edith Piaf. The film also won awards for Music, Make Up & Hair and Costume Design, presented posthumously to designer Marit Allen.

In addition to winning the Best Film BAFTA, Atonement also won the Production Design award. The Bourne Ultimatum won the awards for Sound and Editing.

Joel and Ethan Coen won the Director award for No Country for Old Men and Javier Bardem was named Supporting Actor for his performance. The film also received the Cinematography BAFTA.

The Supporting Actress award was presented to Tilda Swinton for her role in Michael Clayton.

This is England was named Best British Film, one of 6 award categories decided by BAFTA jury. The Film Not in the English Language award was won by The Lives of Others.

The Original Screenplay BAFTA was presented to Diablo Cody for Juno and the Adapted Screenplay award went to Ronald Harwood for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

Daniel Day Lewis won Leading Actor for his performance as oil baron Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood.  The Baftas are the premiere award ceremony in the British film calendar, recognising outstanding achievement in British and international cinema.  EPA/RICHARD LEWIS

Daniel Day Lewis won Leading Actor for his performance as oil baron Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood. The Baftas are the premiere award ceremony in the British film calendar, recognising outstanding achievement in British and international cinema. EPA/RICHARD LEWIS

The award for Animated Film was won by Ratatouille. The Special Visual Effects BAFTA was presented to The Golden Compass.

Writer Matt Greenhalgh won The Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer for their First Feature Film for Control.

The Pearce Sisters won the Short Animation award and the Short Film award was presented to Dog Altogether.

Property Master Barry Wilkinson was presented with the award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. Barry’s credits include Indiana Jones, Titanic, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Fifth Element, and the Harry Potter films.

Anthony Hopkins was awarded the Academy Fellowship, the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA, in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film.

Other awards given out were the Orange Rising Star Award presented to Shia LaBeouf, star of Transformers.

The awards were hosted by Jonathan Ross and held at London’s Royal Opera House.

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