63rd British Academy Film Awards

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63rd British Academy Film Awards
Date21 February 2010
SiteRoyal Opera House, London
Hosted byJonathan Ross
Best FilmThe Hurt Locker
Best British FilmFish Tank
Best ActorColin Firth
A Single Man
Best ActressCarey Mulligan
An Education
Most awardsThe Hurt Locker (6)
Most nominationsAvatar, An Education, and The Hurt Locker (8)

The 63rd British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFAs (or BAFTAs), were held on 21 February 2010 at the Royal Opera House in London, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2009.[1] The nominations were announced on 21 January 2010.[2] Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, accolades are handed out for the best feature-length film of any nationality that were screened at British cinemas in 2009. Avatar, An Education, and The Hurt Locker each earned the most nominations with eight. The latter won the most awards with six, including Best Film, Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow, and Best Original Screenplay for Mark Boal; Avatar, Up, and The Young Victoria won the second most awards with two apiece. Carey Mulligan won Best Actress for An Education, while Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor for Inglourious Basterds and Mo'Nique won Best Supporting Actress for Precious.[3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Kathryn Bigelow, Best Film co-winner and Best Director winner
Colin Firth, Best Actor winner
Carey Mulligan, Best Actress winner
Christoph Waltz, Best Supporting Actor winner
Mo'Nique, Best Supporting Actress winner
Mark Boal, Best Original Screenplay winner
Jason Reitman, Best Adapted Screenplay co-winner
Kristen Stewart, Orange Rising Star Award winner

BAFTA Fellowship[edit]

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema[edit]

  • Joe Dunton

The Hurt LockerKathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro

Kathryn BigelowThe Hurt Locker

Colin FirthA Single Man as George Falconer

Carey MulliganAn Education as Jenny Mellor

Christoph WaltzInglourious Basterds as Col. Hans Landa

Mo'NiquePrecious as Mary Lee Johnston

The Hurt LockerMark Boal

Up in the AirJason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

The Hurt LockerBarry Ackroyd

The Young VictoriaSandy Powell

The Hurt LockerBob Murawski and Chris Innis

The Young VictoriaJenny Shircore

UpMichael Giacchino

AvatarRick Carter, Robert Stromberg and Kim Sinclair

The Hurt LockerRay Beckett and Paul N. J. Ottosson

AvatarJoe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones

Fish Tank – Kees Kasander, Nick Laws and Andrea Arnold

MoonDuncan Jones (Director)

Mother of Many – Sally Arthur and Emma Lazanby

I Do Air – James Bolton and Martina Amati

UpPete Docter

A Prophet – Pascal Caucheteux, Marco Cherqui, Alix Raynaud and Jacques Audiard

Kristen Stewart


Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
8 Avatar
An Education
The Hurt Locker
7 District 9
6 Inglourious Basterds
Up in the Air
4 Coco Before Chanel
Nowhere Boy
2 Crazy Heart
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
In the Loop
The Lovely Bones
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
A Single Man
Star Trek
The Young Victoria
Films that received multiple awards
Awards Film
6 The Hurt Locker
2 Avatar
The Young Victoria

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brown, Mark (21 February 2010). "The Hurt Locker sees off Avatar at Baftas". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  2. ^ Brown, Mark (21 January 2010). "Bafta nominations pitch Avatar against An Education and The Hurt Locker". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  3. ^ Alder, Tim (21 February 2010). "BAFTA Awards: 'The Hurt Locker' Wins Best Picture; Bigelow Wins Best Director". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 22 June 2022.

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