GRAVITY has become the early winner at the BAFTA Awards in London, picking up a handful of top prizes, including Best Screenplay, Music, Cinematography and Best British Film. The outer space drama, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as stranded astronauts, has picked up five of the first 10 trophies at the Royal Opera House.
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) and Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) are also celebrating after picking up Best Supporting awards, while The Act of Killing has beaten out Blue is the Warmest Color, The Great Beauty,Metro Manila and Wadjda to claim the Best Foreign Film honour, and Frozen has picked up the Best Animated Film prize. The Great Gatsby is a double winner for Production Design and Costume Design.
Dame Helen Mirren and her The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover director Peter Greenaway will be presented with top honours at the ceremony – Mirren will become a BAFTA fellow and Greenaway is the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award.