The 2014 BAFTA Awards are underway in England and the best of the best are being honored when it comes to films and filmmakers that made waves in 2013.
While the other awards on the night were prestigious, the BAFTA you want to walk away with is Best Film and the winner this year was hardly a surprise. While the Oscars nominated nine films this year, it appears the 12 Years a Slave may be the frontrunner to win.
Even if it doesn’t win the Oscar, 12 Years a Slave picked up the Best Film BAFTA on Sunday night.
BAFTA 2014 — BEST FILM
- 12 Years a Slave — WINNER
- American Hustle
- Captain Phillips
The nine nominated films at the Oscars adds a wild card element to the race, as Wolf of Wall Street isn’t present in the BAFTA nominations for Best Film. But regardless, 12 Years a Slave has now beaten a similar field of films at the Golden Globes and now the BAFTAs, meaning it’s likely going to enter the final leg of the Oscar race the frontrunner to win.
12 Years a Slave may not win the Oscar, but it’s definitely looking like it will at this point as it appears to be the film to beat — something no other film has been able to do.