BAFTA Awards 2014: Chiwetel Ejiofor wins Best Actor

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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. One of the most coveted awards of the night is the Best Actor, a category that has been impossible to predict.

The Best Actor race is one of the closest and deepest we’ve seen in years, and even though the BAFTAs are skewed a bit with the missions of Matthew McConaughey, the race gave us a good idea of what the Oscars may hold. 12 Years a Slave picked up their first award of the night when Chiwetel Ejiofor picked up the Best Actor BAFTA for his role as Solomon Northup.

BAFTA 2014 — BEST ACTOR

  • Christian Bale – American Hustle as Irving Rosenfeld
  • Bruce Dern – Nebraska as Woody Grant
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street as Jordan Belfort
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave as Solomon Northup — WINNER
  • Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips as Captain Richard Phillips

Chiwetel has been among the favorites when it comes to who could win Best Actor at the Oscars, but he’s had tough competition in supposed favorite Christian Bale and multiple award-winner Leonardo DiCaprio. But Chiwetel took home the BAFTA in his native Britain and the award was well deserved. 

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