HAPPILY EVER BAFTA; Stars are all 'Inbred' smiles as film gongs go out across the board.Byline: By John McEachran
A GLITTERING BAFTA Baf´ta
n. 1. A coarse stuff, usually of cotton, originally made in India. Also, an imitation of this fabric made for export. ceremony left most of the stars with something to smile about last night.
Daniel Day-Lewis Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April, 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. Born in London, England, he became an Irish citizen in 1993. took the best actor prize ahead of Scots star James McAvoy.
And Keira Knightley, McAvoy's co-star in the period drama Atonement, lost out to French actress Marion Cotillard.
But their film, adapted from Ian McEwan's novel, took the best film prize.
Tilda Swinton took the best supporting actress award for her role as a ruthless corporate lawyer in Michael Clayton alongside George Clooney.
Swinton, who wore a stunning Dior jacket and skirt, edged out fellow Scot Kelly Macdonald, who was nominated for her role in the Coen brothers' thriller No Country For Old Men.
Macdonald, 31, looked elegant in grey despite being only weeks away from the birth of her first baby.
Day-Lewis, 50, had been hotly tipped to be named best actor for There Will Be Blood.
His performance as oil baron Daniel Plainview is also widely expected to win the best actor Oscar later this month. Day-Lewis said his win was "a beautiful thing".
Cotillard, 32, who played singer Edith Piaf in the biopic bi·o·pic
A film or television biography, often with fictionalized episodes.
Informal a film based on the life of a famous person [bio(graphical) + pic(ture)] La Vie En Rose, was a surprise winner of best actress.
Cotillard said backstage: "I'm absolutely shocked, totally shocked. I'm so happy."
And the film was the night's big success story also winning gongs for music, costume design and make-up.
Atonement had led the nominations with 14 but apart from best film, only picked up the award for production design. Co-producer Eric Fellner said: "When you are nominated 14 times and see 12 losses it's a great relief.
"Being nominated is an extraordinary thing. I'm incredibly happy to have 14 nominations and two wins."
Swinton, 47, said she was "delighted" to win an award, adding that she would be turning up to the Oscars in her pyjamas pyjamas or US pajamas
a loose-fitting jacket or top and trousers worn to sleep in [Persian pai leg + jāma garment]
pyjamas, pajamas (US) npl (BRIT as she did not want to get dressed up when Cher would be in the next row.
Last night's ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London, hosted by Film 2008's Jonathan Ross, was the first big awards ceremony of the year after the Golden Globes fell victim to the Hollywood writers' strike last month.
And it was a glittering prelude to the Oscars, which now look set to go ahead on February 24 after the writers' guild leaders recommended a deal to their members.
Observers estimated there was at least pounds 25million worth of jewellery and designer gowns on show.
Knightley, 22, covered up against the cold air but then removed her jacket to reveal a grey, tiered Valentino gown.
Sienna Miller, who also wore Dior, was nominated for the Orange Rising Star award but lost out to Shia LaBeouf, star of Transformers.
Sir Anthony Hopkins Noun 1. Sir Anthony Hopkins - Welsh film actor (born in 1937)
Anthony Hopkins, Sir Anthony Philip Hopkins, Hopkins received the BAFTA Fellowship.
The award for best British film went to This Is England, Shane Meadows's semi-autobiographical tale of skinhead skinhead
Member of an international youth subculture characterized by hair and dress styles evoking aggression and physical toughness. Typical skinhead style includes shaved heads, combat boots, tattoos, and prominent body piercings. culture in the early 1980s, seen through the eyes of a young boy.
Joel and Ethan Coen took the directing prize for No Country For Old Men and Spanish star Javier Bardem was named best supporting actor for the film.
WHO WON WHAT AT AWARDS
ACTOR Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
ACTRESS Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)
THE ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP Anthony Hopkins
DIRECTOR Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men)
ANIMATED FILM Ratatouille
SUPPORTING ACTOR Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men)
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)
MUSIC La Vie En Rose
ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD Shia LaBeouf
BRITISH FILM This Is England
OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA Barry Wilkinson
THE CARL FOREMAN AWARD for special achievement by a British director, writer or producer for their first feature film - Matt Greenhalgh - Control
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Juno - Diablo Cody
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY The Diving Bell And The Butterfly - Ronald Harwood
FILM NOT IN ENGLISH The Lives of Others
CINEMATOGRAPHY cinematography: see motion picture photography.
Art and technology of motion-picture photography. It involves the composition of a scene, lighting of the set and actors, choice of cameras, camera angle, and integration of special No
Country For Old Men -
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PRODUCTION DESIGN Elizabeth: The Golden Age
COSTUME DESIGN Elizabeth: The Golden Age
SOUND The Bourne Ultimatum
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS The Golden Compass
MAKE UP & HAIR La Vie En Rose
SHORT FILM Dog Altogether
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Left to right, James McAvoy and actress wife Anne-Marie Duff, Scots star Tilda Swinton, Keira Knightley, winner Marion Cotillard and Kelly Macdonald RICHARD KENDAL / RETNA PICTURES; BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis; WINNERS: Bardem, top, and Hopkins