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Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The BAFTAs - What the flip did I think?
Well, just what did I think?

No, I don't know what solipsism means, anyway. I already mentioned the abhorring performance by JONATHAN ROSS so I'll concentrate on the winners and losers. I'll go through them in an almost list-like fashion (mainly 'cos it is a list), and I'll display:

CATEGORY
1. The Actual Winner
2. What should have won from their list of nominees
3. What I felt should have won from all films from the year


So, here we go! First up:

BEST ACTOR
1, 2 & 3. Forest Whitaker - The Last King of Scotland


BEST ACTRESS
1. Dame Helen Mirren - The Queen
2 & 3. Penelope Cruz - Volver


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
1. Alan Arkin - Little Miss Sunshine
2. Leslie Phillips - Venus
3. Eddie Murphy - Dreamgirls


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1. Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls
2. Abigail Breslin - Little Miss Sunshine
3. Ivana Baquero - Pan's Labyrinth


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1. Michael Arndt - Little Miss Sunshine
2 & 3. Guillermo del Toro - Pan's Labyrinth


ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
1. Peter Morgan/Jeremy Brock - The Last King Of Scotland
2. William Monahan - The Departed
3. Alfonso Cuarón et al - Children Of Men


BEST FILM NOT IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE
1, 2 & 3. Pan's Labyrinth


BEST DIRECTOR
1. Paul Greengrass - United 93
2. Martin Scorsese - The Departed
3. Alfonso Cuarón - Children Of Men



BEST FILM
1. The Queen
2. The Departed
3. Children Of Men


I feel it worth mentioning that BEST BRITISH FILM category devalues this ceremony and should be binned along with the jingoism (Daniel Craig for best actor? Come on!) that surrounds it. CASINO ROYALE is NOT a British film regardless of who starred in it; who wrote it; who directed it; or even where it was filmed. The money came from the US - it's an American film (See LOVE, ACTUALLY for more on this 'grey' issue). Period. As were a number of the nominees in that section.


Did you hear about the guy who stole a combine harvester?
He got out on bail.

Schnarf

Til the next time
C
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