Monday, 11 February 2008
So, the story of the BAFTAs was one of spreading out the honours relatively evenly — with Michael Clayton, Juno, Diving Bell And The Butterfly, Control and This Is England all picking up one each — although I kinda felt There Will Be Blood was, perhaps, the unluckiest of the bunch, with only Daniel Day Lewis winning for Best Actor. In numerical terms La Vie En Rose was the biggest recipient with four in total, followed by No Country For Old Men with three. To me, it wasn't a great surprise that Atonement won Best Film, but the fact that it only claimed one other award from its 14 nominations was. Tilda Swinton's Best Supporting Actress clearly came as a shock to her, but, for me, the night belonged to Marion Cotillard who was delightfully (and visibly) overwhelmed at winning the award for Best Actress.