Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen at the Baftas

Cate Blanchett won the Best Actress award for her role in Blue Jasmine


The Baftas 2014 was truly the only place to be last night, as Hollywood's finest descended on London's Covent Garden to see if their acting talents would be honoured by the film industry.

The evening kicked off with a bang, with Tinie Tempah taking to the stage to perform with Laura Mvula as Prince William looked on from the front row. Watching Tinie high five William was one of the more surreal moments of the night... and also one of the funniest.

Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney was the big winner of the night, taking home six awards including the Best Director gong for Alfonso Cuaron and Best British Film.

12 Years A Slave also scooped several awards, including Best Film and Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejifor – which left Leonardo DiCaprio playing the role of graceful loser.

The Best Actress award went to a stunning Cate Blanchett for her role in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine. The actress wore Alexander McQueen to the ceremony, paying tribute to the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in her acceptance speech.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Amy Adams were among the many stars to hit the red carpet, making this one of the starriest Bafta awards cermonies we've seen for some time.

Despite winning the award for Best Supporting Actress, Jennifer Lawrence was sadly nowhere to be seen (filming commitments prevented her from attending the ceremony), leaving American Hustle director David O'Russell to collect the trophy on her behalf.

The Baftas are known to be an indicator of which films and actors are likely to win an Oscar, so we'll definitely be expecting to see J Law on the LA red carpet come March 2.

Best picture

Winner: 12 Years a Slave

American Hustle
Captain Phillips

Best British film

Winner: Gravity

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Saving Mr Banks
The Selfish Giant

Best director

Winner: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
David O Russell, American Hustle
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best actor

Winner: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips

Best actress

Winner: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Amy Adams, American Hustle
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr Banks

Best supporting actor

Winner: Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Daniel Brühl, Rush
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

Best supporting actress

Winner: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
Oprah Winfrey, The Butler

Best original screenplay

Winner: American Hustle, Eric Warren Singer, David O Russell

Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen
Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
Inside Llewyn Davis, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Nebraska, Bob Nelson

Best adapted screenplay

Winner: Philomena, Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope

12 Years a Slave, John Ridley
Behind the Candelabra, Richard LaGravenese
Captain Phillips, Billy Ray
The Wolf of Wall Street, Terence Winter

Best foreign

Winner: The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima

The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen
Blue Is the Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval
Metro Manila, Sean Ellis, Mathilde Charpentier
Wadjda, Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Pau

Best documentary

Winner: The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer

The Armstrong Lie, Alex Gibney
Blackfish, Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Tim's Vermeer, Teller, Penn Jillette, Farley Ziegler
We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, Alex Gibney

Best animation

Winner: Frozen, Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Despicable Me 2, Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Monsters University, Dan Scanlon

By Olivia Marks

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