Sunday, 16 February 2014

Gravity emerges as biggest winner at the 2014 Bafta ceremony

3D space disaster movie wins six awards at Royal Opera House, including best director and best British film
Baftas- Gravity
British producer David Heyman, right, and Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron with Oprah Winfrey after Gravity wins the outstanding British film award at the Baftas. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA
 
It was a contest between two wildly different films – a 3D space disaster movie and an unflinching portrayal of 19th-century American slavery – and on paper it was the former, Gravity, which emerged as the biggest winner at the 2014 Bafta ceremony.
It won six awards, including best director and best British film. But 12 Years a Slave unquestionably picked up the biggest prize, best film, with Chiwetel Ejiofor named as best actor