BAFTAS 2012: Winners List!

French silent movie The Artist(which I still haven’t seen yet and probably wont anytime anytime soon) was the King of The BAFTAs, taking home six awards, including best actor and the coverted best picture gong. The British equivalent to the Oscars was a celeb packed affair, with the likes of Hollywood royalty Brad Brit (swoon), George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Martin Scorsese all in attendance.

While Hollywood hunks Pitt and Clooney went home empty handed, Brit actor Adam Deacon took the Orange Rising Star award (CONGRATS). The Hackney born actor has been doing his thiing for many years now, so it was great to see him be recognised on such a huge level.

Anyway, here’s the full list of all the winners.

Best Film

Winner – The Artist (dir. Michel Hazanavicius)


The Help (dir. Tate Taylor)

Drive (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)

The Descendants (dir. Alexander Payne)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (dir. Tomas Alfredson)

Alexander Korda Award For Outstanding British Film Of The Year

Winner  – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (dir. Tomas Alfredson)


My Week With Marilyn (Simon Curtis)

Shame (Steve McQueen)

We Need To Talk About Kevin (dir. Lynne Ramsey)

Senna (Asif Kapadia)

Best Actor

Winner  – Jean Dujardin (The Artist)


George Clooney (The Descendants)

Michael Fassbender (Shame)

Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

Best Actress

Winner  – Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)


Bérénice Bejo (The Artist)

Viola Davis (The Help)

Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)

Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin)

Best Supporting Actor

Winner  – Christopher Plummer (Beginners)


Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn)

Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady)

Jonah Hill (Moneyball)

Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Ides Of March)

Best Supporting Actress

Winner – Octavia Spencer (The Help)


Judi Dench (My Week With Marilyn)

Jessica Chastain (The Help)

Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)

Carey Mulligan (Drive)

David Lean Award For Achievement In Direction

Winner – Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)


Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Lynne Ramsey (We Need To Talk About Kevin)

Martin Scorsese (Hugo)

Nicolas Wining Refn (Drive)

Best Screenplay (Original)

Winner – Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)


Woody Allen (Midnight In Paris)

Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)

John Michael McDonagh (The Guard)

Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady)

Best Screenplay (Adapted)

Winner – Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)


Tate Taylor (The Help)

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash (The Descendants)

George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon (The Ides Of March)

Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin (Moneyball)

Anthony Asquith Award For Film Music

Winner – Ludovic Bource (The Artist)


Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

Howard Shore (Hugo)

John Williams (War Horse)

Alberto Iglesias (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Best Cinematography

Winner – Guillaume Schiffman (The Artist)


Jeff Cronenweth (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

Robert Richardson (Hugo)

Janusz Kaminski (War Horse)

Hoyte Van Hoytema (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Best Animated Feature Film

Winner – Rango (dir. Gore Verbinski)


Arthur Christmas (dir. Sarah Smith, Barry Cook)

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (dir. Steven Spielberg)

Best Film Not In The English Language

Winner – The Skin I Live In (dir. Pedro Almodóvar)


Incendies (dir. Deni Villeneuve)

Pina (Wim Wenders)

Potiche (Francois Ozon)

A Separation (Asqhar Farhadi)

Cheryl Cole To Star In Hollywood Movie With Cameron Diaz & Jennifer Lopez!

Her American X-Factor dream may have only lasted a mere few days, but it seems Cheryl Cole May be cracking the US afterall. According to reports the Brit singer is inline to star in a Hollywood movie alongside A-listers Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez.

The former X Factor star is said to be in “advanced talks” to play a talent show judge who assesses Diaz’s character in upcoming film What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

“This is a bit of fun for Cheryl. She will film the scenes imminently and is really looking forward to it,” a source told the Daily Mail.

“It doesn’t mean she suddenly wants to become an actress. It was just an opportunity that has come up while she has been having some downtime and she thought it would be great fun to take part.”

Cole is said to have impressed movie executives during a four-day appearance at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.

Chris RockIsla Fisher and Elizabeth Banks are all attached to star in the Lionsgate project, based on the best-selling pregnancy bible of the same name.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting tells the story of six different couples who are each preparing to welcome a child. The movie follows them up to the delivery of their babies.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting is due to be released on May 11, 2012.

I respect Cheryl’s determination. Being dumped from the US X-Factor was a huge humiliation, so it’s good to see her still pushing forward with her”American dream’.

Angelina Jolie To Give Up Acting?

No the screen siren is not giving up films, but Angelina Jolie has admitted that she’s lost some passion for acting. During a recent interview with the Finacial Times, the Salt actress reveals that in the future she plans to make less films and focus more on motherhood.

“As Brad and I get older we’re going to do fewer films,” Jolie revealed. “I’ve been working for a long time, he’s been working for a long time, we’ve had a nice run and don’t want to be doing this our whole lives. There are a lot of other things to do.”

The 36-year-old star confessed, “I don’t love [acting] as much [as I did]. I love being a mom,” before adding that she doesn’t plan to actually quit the Biz anytime soon.

“I’ve never not been grateful to be an actor, but I think when I was younger I needed [acting] more,” Jolie said. “I was trying to question things in life so you find these characters that help you find things and grow.”

“[Acting is] like being in therapy, in a way,” she continued. “You’re drawn to certain roles because they question something about life, or about love, or about freedom. You ask these questions as you grow up: am I strong enough, am I sane enough? Do I understand love, do I understand myself? I’m older and I know who I am, and I’m less interested in the character helping me answer something than in being able to answer it for myself, as a woman, as an adult, with my family.”

Oscars 2011: Winners

Last night was the 83rd Annual Academy Awards and Brit film The King’s Speech was the biggest winner of the night. Tom Hooper‘s critically acclaimed adaptation about King George VI’s stammer, took home four gongs, including ‘Best Picture’ and its lead actor Colin Firth won ‘Best Actor’. Natalie Portman won ‘Best Actress’ and The Social Network and Inception were also big winners last night.

Below is the full list of all the winners from The Oscars 2011:

Best Picture: The King’s Speech

Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Director: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

Original Song: “We Belong Together” (Toy Story 3), music and lyrics by Randy Newman

Film Editing: The Social Network

Visual Effects: Inception

Documentary Feature: Inside Job

Live Action Short Film: God of Love

Documentary Short Subject: Strangers No More

Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland

Makeup: The Wolfman

Sound Editing: Inception

Sound Mixing: Inception

Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network

Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Foreign Language Film: In a Better World (Denmark)

Original Screenplay: David Seidler, The King’s Speech

Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3

Animated Short Film: The Lost Thing

Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Cinematography: Inception

Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland

BAFTA Awards 2011 | Full Winners List!

Last night was the BAFTA Awards and there was no suprise that The King’s Speech swept the board. Below is the full list of all the winners:

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILMThe King’s Speech, Tom Hooper, David Seidler, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY- The King’s Speech David Seidler

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Toy Story 3 – Michael Arndt

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Søren Stærmose, Niels Arden Oplev

SUPPORTING ACTOR – Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech

ORIGINAL MUSIC – The King’s Speech – Alexandre Desplat

EDITING – The Social Network – Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter

PRODUCTION DESIGN – Inception – Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat

COSTUME DESIGN – Alice In Wonderland – Colleen Atwood

SOUND – Inception – Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo, Ed Novick

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS – Inception – Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Bebb

MAKE UP & HAIR – Alice In Wonderland – Valli O’Reilly, Paul Gooch

SHORT ANIMATION – The Eagleman Stag – Michael Please

SHORT FILM – Until The River Runs Red – Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis




Blake Lively to Replace Sarah Jessica-Parker as Carrie Bradshaw?

Is Blake Lively the new Carrie Bradshaw? Rumours began last night that the Gossip Girl star will play the young Carrie in a Sex and the Cityprequel based on Candice Bushnell’s novel The Carrie Diaries, the coming-of-age story of one of fashion’s most famous characters.

Although Lively’s agent could not be reached for official comment, reports thus far have been denied. According to the New York Post, SATC2producer Michael Patrick King is considering making another film with Lively cast in the star role. If the film is a hit another instalment namedSummer in the City may follow.

Lively has already had a good start to the year – last month Karl Lagerfeld made her Chanel’s latest ambassador. The actress is the new face of the label’s Mademoiselle handbag line.


Author Terry McMillan Thinks Willow & Jaden Smith Are Being “Pimped” & “Exploited”

This week it was revealed that Will Smith and Jay-Z are teaming up to make an up-to-date version of the classic children’s film “Annie”, and will cast Will’s 10-year-old daughter, Willow, as the lead character.

Someone who is not too pleased with this news is author Terry McMillan. The outspoken writer – who penned best selling novels Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back – took to her twitter yesterday (Wednesday 26), to vent her thoughts on the Smith children’s upbringing,  suggesting that the kids may be being “exploited” and “pimped” by their super star parents.

She tweeted:

The Smith children already act like child stars. There’s an arrogance in their demeanor and behavior. I find it incredibly sad. It feels like the Smith children are being pimped and exploited. Or, they’re already hungry for fame. What about 4th grade?

A lot of A-list movie stars shielded their children from the Hollywood-world until they were old enough to decide. Look at those who didn’t. Look at Lindsay. Phoenix. To name but a few. They miss out on childhood. It’s more important than fame.

These kids don’t already know what they “love”. Total bullshit. They’re not prodigies. They think Hollywood is real.

Why don’t they do a remake of The Little Rascals and call it a day? Or, come up with an original film with some ethnic pride. Come on.

Okay. I’ve said enough about the Smith children. I’m not debating about them. It’s just my opinion. People can justify anything, though.

In 4th grade my son came home complaining that the kids in his school said I was famous and rich. I told him that was not true. That some of my books were popular but not everybody liked them. That we could afford a vacation. “Oh” he said, and went back & repeated it. I wanted him to think of me as his mother. He didn’t read any of my novels until he was 15. He only read 26 pages. Was bored.

Have a wonderful Wednesday everybody. I raised my son. I’m not wasting another minute worrying about how Will & Jada are raising their kids.

P.S. I loved the Karate Kid.

There’s no doubting the kids are very young, but it seems like they genuinely enjoy acting, singing and being in the limelight. Of course a lot of child stars have gone off the rails when they grow older. But you can’t  compare the Smith kids to Linsay Lohan. If you look at LiLo’s background, she went through some really tough times with her family, especially with her dad (who was in and out of jail during her younger years).  Not to mention Lindsay’s pay-check practically supported her family, and that’s a big burden for any child to have. On the other hand, the Smith kids are not under any pressure financially. But money aside, Will and Jada seem like very dedicated good parents.

Personally I think Terry’s comments were a little harsh. I think Will and Jada are good role models for their kids and seem to be doing a really good job in raising their talented brood. But hey, everyone’s entitled to their opinion.

Reese Witherspoon Is Engaged!

2010 has been all about celebrity break-ups: Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman, Courtney Cox and David Arquette, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds, Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron etc etc  – the list goes on.

But one couple who certainly aren’t breaking up are Reece Witherspoon and Hollywood agent boyfriend, Jim Toth, as the pair are set to tie the knot.

The Oscar-winning actress’ representatives confirmed the news, saying:

“They are extremely happy.”

Aww – congratulations!

Why Johnny Depp Never Married Vanessa Paradis…

MANY people, possibly even the woman herself, have wondered why Johnny Depp hasn’t married partner of twelve years Vanessa Paradis – and now he has revealed the real reason: it’s down to her beautiful surname.

“Marriage is really from soul to soul, heart to heart. You don’t need somebody to say, okay you’re married,” the actor said. “If Vanessa wanted to get hitched, why not? But the thing is, I’d be so scared of ruining her last name. She’s got such a good last name.”

And despite the couple’s notoriety, Depp insists his Christmas plans with Chanel muse Paradis and their two children Lily-Rose, 11, and Jack, 8, are just like any other family’s.

“Sleeping, sleeping and playing with a lot of toys with my son,” Depp told Extra. “Hanging out with the kiddies.”


Words by Lauren Milligan Ffor Vogue UK.