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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Tops 2009 BAFTA Awards

Slumdog Millionaire dominated the just concluded 2009 British Academy Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) by bagging 7 trophies.

BAFTA 2009 Winners (with asterisk) and nominees

Best film
* Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader

Best British film
* Man On Wire
Hunger
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Slumdog Millionaire

Leading actor
* Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler
Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire
Sean Penn – Milk
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Leading actress
* Kate Winslet – The Reader
Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Kristen Scott Thomas – I’ve Loved You So Long
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

Supporting actor
* Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Robert Downey Jr – Tropic Thunder
Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges
Brad Pitt – Burn After Reading
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt

Supporting actress
* Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Amy Adams – Doubt
Freida Pinto – Slumdog Millionaire
Tilda Swinton – Burn After Reading
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler

Director
* Danny Boyle – Slumdog Milllionaire
Stephen Daldry – The Reader
Clint Eastwood – Changeling
David Fincher – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon

Original screenplay
* In Bruges – Martin McDonagh
Burn After Reading – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
I’ve Loved You So Long – Philippe Claudel
Milk – Dustin Lance Black
Changeling – J Michael Straczynski

Adapted screenplay
* Slumdog Millionaire – Simon Beaufoy
The Curious case of Benjamin Button – Eric Roth
Frost/Nixon – Peter Morgan
The Reader – David Hare
Revolutionary Road – Justin Haythe

Film not in the English language
* I’ve Loved You So Long
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Gomorrah
Persepolis
Waltz With Bashir

Animated film
* Wall-E
Persepolis
Waltz With Bashir

The Carl Foreman award for special achievement
* Steve McQueen (Director/Writer) – Hunger
Simon Chinn (Producer) Man On Wire
Judy Craymer (Producer) – Mamma Mia!
Garth Jennings (Writer) – Son of Rambow
Solon Papadopoulos, Roy Boulter (Producers) – Of Time And The City

Music
* Slumdog Millionaire – AR Rahman
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Alexandre Desplat
The Dark Knight – Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
Mamma Mia! – Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus
Wall-E – Thomas Newman

Cinematography
* Slumdog Millionaire – Anthony Dod Mantle
Changeling – Tom Stern
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Claudio Miranda
The Dark Knight – Wally Pfister
The Reader – Chris Menges, Roger Deakins

Editing
* Slumdog Millionaire – Chris Dickens
Changeling – Joel Cox, Gary D Roach
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall
The Dark Knight – Lee Smith
Frost/Nixon – Mike Hill, Dan Hanley
In Bruges – Jon Gregory

Production design
* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Donald Graham Burt, Victor J Zolfo
Changeling – James J Murakami, Gary Fettis
The Dark Knight – Nathan Crowley, Peter Lando
Revolutionary Road – Kristi Zea, Debra Schutt
Slumdog Millionaire – Mark Digby, Michelle Day

Costume design
* The Duchess – Michael O’Connor
Changeling – Deborah Hopper
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Jacqueline West
The Dark Knight – Lindy Hemming
Revolutionary Road – Albert Wolsky

Sound
* Slumdog Millionaire – Glenn Freemantle, Resul Pookutty, Richard Pryke, Tom Sayers, Ian Tapp
Changeling – Walt Martin, Alan Robert Murray, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff
The Dark Knight – Lora Hirschberg, Richard King, Ed Novick, Gary Rizzo
Quantum Of Solace – Eddy Joseph, Chris Munro, Mike Prestwood Smith, Mark Taylor
Wall E – Ben Burtt, Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, Matthew Wood

Special visual effects
* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Eric Barba, Craig Barron, Nathan McGuinness, Edson Williams
The Dark Knight – Chris Corbould, Nick Davis, Paul Franklin, Tim Webber
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – Pablo Helman
Iron Man – Shane Patrick Mahan, John Nelson, Ben Snow
Quantum Of Solace – Chris Corbould, Kevin Tod Haug

Make-up and hair
* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Jean Black, Colleen Callaghan
The Dark Knight – Peter Robb-King
The Duchess – Daniel Phillips, Jan Archibald
Frost/Nixon – Edouard Henriques, Kim Santantonio
Milk – Steven E Anderson, Michael White

Short animation
* Wallace And Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death – Steve Pegram, Nick Park, Bob Baker
Codswallop – Greg McLeod, Myles McLeod
Varmints – Sue Goffe, Marc Craste

Short film
* September – Stewart le Marechal, Esther May Campbell
Kingsland #1 The Dreamer – Kate Ogborn, Tony Grisoni
Love You more – Adrian Sturges, Sam Taylor-Wood, Patrick Marber
Ralph – Olivier Kaempfer, Alex Winckler
Voyages D’Affaires (The Business Trip) – Celine Quideau, Sean Ellis

The Orange Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
* Noel Clarke
Michael Cera
Michael Fassbender
Rebecca Hall
Toby Kebbell

The 2009 BAFTA was held at the London’s Royal Opera House.

Slumdog Millionare is the story of an 18-year-old Indian quiz contestant suspected of cheating based on the best-selling novel by Vikas Swarup entitled “Q and A”.

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