‘Gravity’ and ’12 Years A Slave’ lead 2014 BAFTAs winners

Sandra Bullock's space action film won six awards last night (February 17)

Gravity was the big winner at last night’s BAFTAs (February 17) after it took home six awards.

The space drama triumphed in half-a-dozen categories, including Best British Film, and also won prizes in visual effects, cinematography and best sound and original music fields. Filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, meanwhile, took home the prize for Best Director.

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave won the coveted Best Film award, however, and its leading man Chiwetel Ejiofor also won the Best Actor role for his performance as Solomon Northup in the film. Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for her role in Blue Jasmine, with Captain Phillips star Barkhad Abdi named Best Supporting Actor and Jennifer Lawrence declared Best Supporting Actress for American Hustle.

The full list of the BAFTA Film Awards 2014 is as follows:

Best Film

12 Years A Slave

Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Best Leading Actor

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave

Best Leading Actress

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Outstanding British Film


Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

Kieran Evans, Kelly + Victor

Film Not In The English Language

The Great Beauty


The Act Of Killing

Animated Film


Original Screenplay

American Hustle

Adapted Screenplay


Original Music






Production Design

The Great Gatsby

Costume Design

The Great Gatsby

Make Up & Hair

American Hustle



Special Visual Effects


British Short Animation

Sleeping With The Fishes

British Short Film

Room 8

EE Rising Star Award

Will Poulter

Outstanding Contribution To British Cinema

Peter Greenaway

BAFTA Fellowship

Helen Mirren