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17 February 2014 - BAFTA awards 2014

Publié par Clifford Armion le 17/02/2014


Gravity hits the heights but 12 Years a Slave takes best film

Mark Brown (The Guardian)
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.
In a year when no one film swept the board, American Hustle also came away with three prizes.
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On the lighter side

BAFTAs best dressed: Stars opt for elegance with the odd bum and cleavage thrown in for sex appeal
Beth Hardie (The Mirror)
There were no nude side panels or bum skimming skirts for the high class lot at Sunday night's BAFTA Awards in London.
That's not to say there wasn't plenty of hotness though.
The majority of the famous lady types opted for the red carpet floor-length classic gown in all manner of elegant forms.
The riskiest was probably Isreal's Paris Hilton, Hofit Golan, who is rather keen on making a red carpet statement via her outfits (she once flashed her knickers at the Inglourious Basterds premiere).
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Seen from the US

"12 Years a Slave" wins top British film awards as "Gravity" soars
Belinda Goldsmith (The Chicago Tribune)
LONDON (Reuters) - The harrowing drama "12 Years a Slave" won the Best Film award at Britain's top movie honors on Sunday, cementing its status as favorite for the Oscars next month, but it was the space thriller "Gravity" that claimed the biggest trophy haul.
"12 Years a Slave", by British director Steve McQueen with Hollywood's Brad Pitt as a producer, had been tipped as the night's major winner and also won Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor as a man tricked and sold into slavery in the pre-Civil War United States.
But "Gravity", starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, took home six prizes from its 11 nominations, including the Best Director prize for Mexican Alfonso Cuaron and the awards for Cinematography and Outstanding British Film.
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"17 February 2014 - BAFTA awards 2014", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2014. Consulté le 21/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/key-story/archives-revue-de-presse-2014/17-february-2014-bafta-awards-2014