Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio were among the Hollywood stars who watched the glitzy ceremony unfold at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London on Sunday night (16 February).
12 Years A Slave took home the prize for 'Best Film', while its star Chiwetel Ejiofor was honoured with the 'Leading Actor' gong. In his acceptance speech, the British star paid tribute to his castmates including Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o and Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Sandra Bullock and George Clooney-starring space film Gravity was named 'Outstanding British Movie', with director Alfonso Cuaron accepting the 'Best Director' trophy. In his speech, he said the award meant a lot as he'd lived in London for the past 13 years and made half of his movies in the UK.
Cate Blanchett took home the 'Leading Actress' honour for Blue Jasmine, which was presented by Tom Hardy. She paid tribute to the late Philip Seymour Hoffmnn in her speech, saying: "Your monumental talent, generosity and unflinching quest for truth in art and life will be missed by me and so many people in this room and industry and the audiences that loved you."
Elsewhere, the 'Supporting Actress' prize went to Jennifer Lawrence for her role in the star-studded American Hustle. She was unable to accept the gong from presenter Leonardo DiCaprio, as she's currently abroad filming the latest Hunger Games movie, so director David O Russell accepted on her behalf. He later returned to the stage to accept the 'Original Screenplay' prize.
'Adapted Screenplay' went to Steve Coogan for Philomena, while Frozen took home 'Animated Movie', and We're The Millers star Will Poulter was named 'Rising Star'. Captain Phillips actor Barkhad Abdi was the 'Supporting Actor' winner.
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, closed the evening by presenting the BAFTA Fellowship to Dame Helen Mirren, prompting a joke from host Stephen Fry that Helen had brought her grandson along, of course, alluding to Helen's famous role in The Queen.
Prince William even joked in his presentation: "She is a remarkable actress... who I should probably call Granny."
The full winners list:
Best Film: 12 Years A Slave
Outstanding British movie: Gravity
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Leading Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Leading Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Rising Star: Will Poulter
Animated movie: Frozen
Documentary: The Act of Killing
Foreign Movie: The Great Beauty
Short Film: Room 8
Short Animation: Sleeping With The Fishes
Outstanding debut by a British writer, producer or director: Kieran Evans, Kelly + Victor
Costume Design: Great Gatsby
Make-up and Hair: American Hustle
Production Design: The Great Gatsby
Visual Effects: Gravity
Original Screenplay: American Hustle
Adapted Screenplay: Philomena
BAFTA Fellowship: Dame Helen Mirren
Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema: Peter Greenaway
Pictures from the BAFTAs 2014 red carpet:
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