Atonement BAFTA Best Film

Atonement takes Best Film at the Baftas, but there's no trophy for Keira

Atonement was named best film at the Baftas last night, beating off stiff competition from Ridley Scott’s American Gangster and There Will be Blood starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

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Keira Knightley missed out on a best actress Bafta for her role in Atonement, pipped to the post by Marion Cotillard who won for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose.

It came as no surprise that Daniel Day-Lewis took the best actor award for his performance in oil prospecting drama There Will Be Blood. The same film saw Javier Bardem take home a best supporting actor gong.

Brit actress Tilda Swinton was the surprise winner of the best supporting actress category for her part in legal thriller Michael Clayton.

German drama The Lives of Others was awarded a Bafta for best film not in the English language, having already taken the best foreign film Oscar at last year’s Academy Awards.

Old and young talent were rewarded as Anthony Hopkins was presented with an Academy fellowship gong and Shia Labeouf with the rising star award.

The British film awards ceremony continued to prove its clout with a host of stars turning out on the red carpet, particularly after the cancellation of the Golden Globes last month.

Cuba Gooding Jr, Kevin Spacey, Kate Hudson and Jessica Biel were among the Hollywood stars in attendance. Whilst the Brits were out in force as Thandie Newton, Sir Ian McKellan, Keira Knightley and Emily Blunt supporting the event.

Bafta winners:

BEST FILM
Atonement

BEST BRITISH FILM
This Is England

LEADING ACTOR

Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood

LEADING ACTRESS

Marion Cottilard – La Vie En Rose

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Javier Bardem – No Country For Old Men

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Tilda Swinton

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The Lives of Others

DIRECTOR

No Country for Old Men – Joel Coen/Ethan Coen

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly – Ronald Harwood

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Juno – Diablo Cody

ANIMATED FILM

Ratatouille

THE ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD

Shia Labeouf

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