*The final hint of winning the Oscar for best picture? It could be, potentially!
At first, things were looking down for 12 Years a Slave — losing in many key categories.
Gravity walked away with six wins — including Best British Film. Jennifer Lawrence won Best Supporting Actress for American Hustle, Barkhad Abdi won Best Supporting Actor for Captain Phillips and Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for Blue Jasmine.
Lupita Nyong’o might have lost to Lawrence , but it’s been a two-way race leading up to the Oscars. With that being said, Lawrence won the Oscar for Best Actress last year — moving the favor in the breakthrough critical darling of 2013, Nyong’o’s side.
But the Best Film win could be foresight into Oscar night. Gravity and American Hustle are 12 Years a Slave‘s main competitors, but the film is still the clear frontrunner.
List of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) winners below:
BEST FILM: “12 Years a Slave,” Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM: “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman, Jonás Cuarón
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER: Kieran Evans (Director/Writer) “Kelly + Victor”
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: “The Great Beauty,” Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima
DOCUMENTARY: “The Act of Killing,” Joshua Oppenheimer
ANIMATED FILM: “Frozen,” Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
DIRECTOR: “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuarón
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: “American Hustle,” Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: “Philomena,” Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
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”
ORIGINAL MUSIC: “Gravity,” Steven Price
CINEMATOGRAPHY: “Gravity,”Emmanuel Lubezki
EDITING: “Rush,” Dan Hanley, Mike Hill
PRODUCTION DESIGN: “The Great Gatsby,” Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn
COSTUME DESIGN: “The Great Gatsby,” Catherine Martin
MAKE UP & HAIR: “American Hustle,” Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell
SOUND: “Gravity,” Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS: “Gravity,” Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION: “Sleeping With the Fishes,” James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa
BRITISH SHORT FILM: “Room 8,” James W. Griffiths, Sophie Venner
THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public): Will Poulter