61st British Academy Film Awards – BAFTA Awards 2007: More Imperative than Oscars?
This year’s British Academy Film Awards took place at the Royal Opera House in London. Because of the writers’ strike in the U.S., more worth was added to the significance of BAFTAs this year. Another amendment that made this event more vital over Oscars was the shoulder-to-shoulder competition of ‘Foreign Language Films’ with English Films. France’s ‘La Vie En Rose’ and ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’ and Germany’s ‘The Lives of Others’ and ‘The Kite Runner’ did not just stay in the category of ‘Film Not In English Language’ but competed against ‘Atonement’, ‘There Will Be Blood’ and ‘No Country for Old Men’. ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’ beat out ‘Atonement’ for Best Adapted Screenplay, the French newcomer Marion Cotillard received the best actress award and Spain’s Javier Bardem won the Best Supporting Actor Award.
A list of the BAFTA winners is as follows:
Best Film BAFTA Award 2007: Atonement
Best Director BAFTA Award 2007: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men
Best Actor in Leading Role BAFTA Award 2007: Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood
Best Actress in Leading Role BAFTA Award 2007: Marion Cotillard – La Vie En Rose
Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Award 2007: Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men
Best Supporting Actress BAFTA Award 2007: Tilda Swinton – Michael Clayton