The 63rd British academy awards were held in London at the Royal Opera House on to honor the best films of 2009. Although the most nominations were for ‘An Education’, The Hurt Locker’ and ‘Avatar’, and ‘The Hurt Locker’ achieved the most awards, receiving six BAFTAs, but the film based on a gentle and playful story that made it to the BAFTAs, was ‘Up’. It is a Comedy-Adventure 3D film, directed by Pete Docter. This movie received tremendously positive reviews and obtained a rating of 98% on ‘Rotten Tomatoes’. In the BAFTAs, ‘Up’ was nominated for four categories out of which, it received two awards. It was accredited as the Best Animated Film and also collected the Best Music award.
A list of the BAFTA winners is as follows:
Best Film BAFTA Award 2009: The Hurt Locker
Best Actor in Leading Role BAFTA Award 2009: Colin Firth – A Single Man
Best Actress in Leading Role BAFTA Award 2009: Carey Mulligan – An Education