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Gravity pulls in six at the BAFTAs

1 of 1 Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón and producer David Heyman - Film won six awards
Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón and producer David Heyman - Film won six awards

Sci-fi survival story Gravity won six awards at the BAFTAs in London on Sunday night, including Best British Film and Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón.

The film, which was shot at Pinewood and Shepperton Studios in the UK and co-produced by a British company, Heyday Films, also won the awards for Best Cinematography, Music, Sound and Visual Effects.

12 Years a Slave, which had been nominated for 10 awards, won Best Film and Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor.

In the other acting categories, Cate Blanchett was named Best Actress for Blue Jasmine, Barkhad Abdi won Best Supporting Actor for Captain Phillips and Jennifer Lawrence won Best Supporting Actress for American Hustle.

Philomena, the true story of Irishwoman Philomena Lee's search for her long lost son, was honoured with the Best Adapted Screenplay award for writers Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope.

American Hustle director David O Russell and co-writer Eric Warren Singer shared the Best Original Screenplay award.

Frozen was named Best Animated Film, with The Great Beauty winning Best Foreign Film and The Act of Killing winning Best Documentary.

Writer-director Kieran Evans won the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer award for his film Kelly + Victor, while We're the Millers star Will Poulter won the Rising Star award.

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Barkhad Abdi and Emma Thompson

Barkhad Abdi and Emma Thompson

Will Poulter

Will Poulter

12 Years a Slave Team

12 Years a Slave producers Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen (also director), Anthony Katagas and Brad Pitt

Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan

Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

The Winners:

Best Film
12 Years a Slave

Outstanding British Film

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle

Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Original Screenplay
American Hustle

Best Animated Film

Best Documentary
The Act of Killing

Best Foreign Film
The Great Beauty


Costume Design
The Great Gatsby


Make-up and Hair
American Hustle


Production Design
The Great Gatsby


Visual Effects

Short Animation
Sleeping with the Fishes

Short Film
Room 8

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Kieran Evans - writer-director, Kelly + Victor

Rising Star Award
Will Poulter

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