The 2014 BAFTA Awards are underway in England and the best of the best are being honored when it comes to films and filmmakers that made waves in 2013. The top award of the night is handed to the Best Film of the Year, and this year saw five fantastic pictures nominated.
The Oscars nominated nine films this year, but it’s starting to look like just one is the front runner. Despite only picking up one other award on the night, 12 Years a Slave was honored with the BAFTA for Best Film.
BAFTA 2014 — BEST FILM
- 12 Years a Slave — WINNER
- American Hustle
- Captain Phillips
This is a huge win for 12 Years a Slave, which only took him Best Actor as the other BAFTA on the night. But picking up Best Actor and Best Film as your only two awards is hardly shabby, and it almost guarantees that the film is entering the final leg of the Oscar race as the frontrunner. 12 Years a Slave has picked up a Golden Globe and now a BAFTA which means the momentum is completely with Steve McQueen’s masterpiece heading into the Oscars.
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