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<i>Talk to Her, Chicago,</i> and <i>The Hours</i> among winners at BAFTAs (7826)

7826Entertainment News2003-02-25

Talk to Her, Chicago, and The Hours among winners at BAFTAs

Seven films have each won two British Academy Awards at this year's film awards event, held Sunday in London by the Orange British Academy Film and Television Awards. (The television awards event has not yet taken place.)

The Pianist won in the categories Best Film and the David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction for Roman Polanski. The Hours won in the categories Actress in a Leading Role for Nicole Kidman's portrayal of Virginia Woolf and the Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music. The Warrior won the Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year, and the film's director and cowriter, Asif Kapadia, won the Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Screenwriter, or Producer in their First Feature Film.

Catherine Zeta Jones won the BAFTA for Actress in a Supporting Role for her role as Velma Kelly in Chicago, which also won for Sound. Road to Perdition took home the awards for Production Design and Cinematography, while out filmmaker Pedro Almodovar's Talk to Her won in the categories Original Screenplay and Film Not in the English Language--his second win in this category. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers picked up two BAFTA awards in the categories Costume Design and Achievement in Special Visual Effects as well as the Orange Film of the Year, the only award given out at the ceremony that is elected by the filmgoing public.

In the other performance categories, Daniel Day-Lewis was awarded the BAFTA for Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York, and Christopher Walken won for Actor in a Supporting Role for his part as Frank Abagnale Sr. in Catch Me If You Can. Adaptation won the award for Adapted Screenplay, and the Brazilian City of God was given the BAFTA for Editing. Frida won in the category Make Up and Hair.

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