Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard Win Big at BAFTAs
Britain held its version of the Academy Awards on Saturday night in London and DANIEL DAY-LEWIS and MARION COTILLARD took home the big prizes.
At the Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), Day-Lewis was named Best Actor for his turn as an oil man in 'There Will Be Blood,' while Cotillard won for her portrayal of singer EDITH PIAF in 'La Vie en Rose'. JAVIER BARDEM took home the Supporting Actor prize for 'No Country For Old Men,' while TILDA SWINTON was named the Best Supporting Actress for 'Michael Clayton.' All four actors are nominated for Academy Awards, which will be announced later this month.
'Atonement' won the BAFTA for Best Film, while 'Ratatouille' was named Best Animated Film. The Best Director honor went to brothers ETHAN and JOEL COEN for 'No Country for Old Men,' while DIABLO CODY won the Original Screenplay award for 'Juno' and RONALD HARWOOD won the Best Adapted Screenplay honor for 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.'
Legendary actor and Oscar winner ANTHONY HOPKINS ('The Silence of the Lambs') won BAFTA's highest honor, the Academy Fellowship, for his body of work.
'Transformers' star SHIA LaBEOUF took home the Orange Rising Star Award, which is voted on by the public.