On Saturday night the entire film world turned its eyes towards the Orange BAFTAs (the British Academy Film Awards) to see how this year’s most buzzed about films would fare across the pond. Riding their wave of success from the Golden Globes were films like The Help and The Iron Lady as well as this year’s powerhouse The Artist which was named Best Film as well as six other awards: Director, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Costume Design as well as a performance award for Jean Dujardin who won the Leading Actor BAFTA. It was a star-studded night with more deserved wins from some expected and unexpected nominees. So how did the rest of the night and all the other great films and film…
We are very close to award season and this year all the ceremonies will be celebrating the best of what 2011 had to offer. As is always the case, certain award shows will honor something not just from the past year but call attention to a significant body of work. The artist/filmmaker that will be honored at this year’s Orange BAFTA awards is legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese. With this Academy Fellowship honor, he will join the join a select number of outstanding film personalities and can be rightfully recognized as one of the most elite in the business. Nothing less than the best for one of film’s pioneering visionaries right?