It seems Kathryn Bigelow is the odds-on favorite going into the Academy Awards, as The Hurt Locker won six BAFTA trophies tonight, including Best Film and Best Director. Inside, video of Bigelow's acceptance speeches and a full winner's list.
And here's Bigelow's—and her fellow producers'—speech after The Hurt Locker won for Best Film (again besting Cameron's Avatar), bringing its BAFTA total to a leading six.
After last month's Golden Globes, where Cameron won Best Director and Best Picture awards for Avatar, it seemed he was favored for the Oscars. When Bigelow won the Director's Guild of America's award for Outstanding Direction a week later, though—becoming the first female to do so—odds makers were thrown a loop and it once again became a toss-up. When adding tonight's BAFTA domination by Bigelow to the equation, it seems she's poised to win the battle of the exes two Sundays from now.
But if there's one thing Hollywood—and Big Brother—has taught us, it's to expect the unexpected. And in 14 days, we'll all have the answer.
Until then, here's a full list of tonight's BAFTA winners.
OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA
THE HURT LOCKER Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
FISH TANK Kees Kasander, Nick Laws, Andrea Arnold
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
DUNCAN JONES Director – Moon
THE HURT LOCKER Kathryn Bigelow
THE HURT LOCKER Mark Boal
UP IN THE AIR Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
A PROPHET Pascal Caucheteux, Marco Cherqui, Alix Raynaud, Jacques Audiard
UP Pete Docter
COLIN FIRTH A Single Man
CAREY MULLIGAN An Education
CHRISTOPH WALTZ Inglourious Basterds
MO'NIQUE Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
UP Michael Giacchino
THE HURT LOCKER Barry Ackroyd
THE HURT LOCKER Bob Murawski, Chris Innis
AVATAR Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, Kim Sinclair
THE YOUNG VICTORIA Sandy Powell
THE HURT LOCKER Ray Beckett, Paul N. J. Ottosson
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
AVATAR Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, Andrew R. Jones
MAKE UP & HAIR
THE YOUNG VICTORIA Jenny Shircore
MOTHER OF MANY Sally Arthur, Emma Lazenby
I DO AIR James Bolton, Martina Amati
THE ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)