LONDON, ENGLAND – Using animals to predict the winner has been done for the Super Bowl. So you could say BAFTA serves a similar purpose. What is BAFTA you ask? It’s the British Academy Film Awards, known to many as the British counterpart to the Academy Awards. Just like the Oscars, Hollywood royalty flooded the red carpet. From Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, to Tom Hanks and even Christian Bale.
Leonardo Di Caprio also made quite the impression with the crowd, but Leo didn’t make the cut when it came to the Leading Actor category. He was beaten out by British actor Chiwetel Ejofor for his role in “12 Years a Slave.” The film proved to be a big, nabbing the biggest honor of Best Film BAFTA.
Other notable winners were Alfonso Cuaron who won Best Director for the film “Gravity.” Best Supporting Actor went to Barkhad Abdi for his performance alongside Tom Hanks in “Captain Phillips.”
So if you’re placing any bets for next month’s Oscar winners, might not be a bad idea to brush up on this years’ BAFTA winners.