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 Adapted Screenplay, an award that saw a slew of screenwriters be nominated.
While the reach for Best Original Screenplay need with a win for American Hustle, British cinema picked up a big win in the Adapted Screenplay category with Philomena taking home the BAFTA. Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope won the award for penning a script that has taken hold of movie goers world wide thanks to it’s harrowing performances launched from the excellent writing.
BAFTA 2014 — BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
- Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope – Philomena — WINNER
- Richard LaGravenese – Behind the Candelabra
- Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
- John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
- Terence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street
The win took home another BAFTA for British Cinema, as Philomena beat out The Wolf of Wall Street, a film that has been gaining more and more momentum as the Oscars approach. but the win kept the BAFTA in Britain and Philomena was more than deserving of the award.
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