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Duncan Jones Leads With Win at BAFTAs

For those around here (almost all of us) who have been rooting for Duncan Jones’ Moon, today is a day for a bit of celebration. Jones led off today’s ceremony for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) with a win for Outstanding Debut with his first film, the excellent cerebral piece of sci-fi that it was. Reports say that Jones was very emotional in accepting his award, completing a run that began last year at the Sundance Film Festival. Below you will find both his emotional speech and his post-speech interview:

As for the rest of the awards, The Hurt Locker continued its awards season dominance, taking home six awards, including Best Film. Fish Tank — which features one of the year’s best performances from Michael Fassbender — won the Outstanding British Film award, with Colin Firth (A Single Man) and Carey Mulligan (An Education) taking home best actor and actress awards, respectively. The rest is all very predictable, following suit with the American guild awards. Mark Boal and the Up in the Air duo taking the screenplay awards, with Christoph Waltz and Mo’Nique winning best supporting awards.

The full list of BAFTA winners is below, courtesy of the BAFTA website.

Best Film
The Hurt Locker

Outstanding British Film
Fish Tank

Director
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Leading Actor
Colin Firth, A Single Man

Leading Actress
Carey Mulligan, An Education

Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Supporting Actress
Mo’Nique, Precious

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer
Duncan Jones, Director of Moon

Original Screenplay
Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker

Adapted Screenplay
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air

Film Not In The English Language
A Prophet

Animated Film
Up

Music
Michael Giacchino, Up

Cinematography
Barry Ackroyd, The Hurt Locker

Editing
Bob Murawski & Chris Innis, The Hurt Locker

Production Design
Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg & Kim Sinclair, Avatar

Costume Design
Sandy Powell, The Young Victoria

Sound
Ray Beckett & Paul N. J. Ottosson, The Hurt Locker

Special Visual Effects
Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham & Andrew R. Jones, Avatar

Make Up & Hair
Jenny Shircore, The Young Victoria

Short Animation
Sally Arthur & Emma Lazenby, Mother Of Many

Short Film
James Bolton & Martina Amati, I Do Air

The Orange Rising Star Award (Voted For By The Public)
Kristen Stewart

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