Atonement, starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, has won the best film award at this year’s Orange British Academy Film Awards.
The movie, adapetd from Ian McEwan’s novel, was nominated for 14 awards, but only went home with two, Best Film and Best Production Design.
James McAvoy lost out on the best actor award to Daniel Day-Lewis’s towering performance in There Will Be Blood, and Keira Knightley was beaten by Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose.
The Best British Film category was won by Shane Meadows’s 1980’s drama This Is England, beating off strong competition from The Bourne Ultimatum and Control.
The full list of winners:
Best Film – Atonement
Best British Film – This Is England
Best Actor – Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
Best Actress – Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)
Best Supporting Actor – Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men)
Best Supporting Actress – Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)
David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction – Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men)
Best Original Screenplay – Juno (Diablo Cody)
Best Adapted Screenplay – The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (Ronald Harwood)
Film Not in the English Language – The Lives of Others
Best Animated Film – Ratatouille
The Carl Foreman Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Matt Greenhalgh (writer of Control)
Orange Rising Star Award – Shia LaBeouf
Music – La Vie En Rose
Cinematography – No Country For Old Men
Editing – The Bourne Ultimatum
Production Design – Atonement
Costume Design – La Vie En Rose
Sound – The Bourne Ultimatum
Special Visual Effects – The Golden Compass
Make Up & Hair – La Vie En Rose
Short Animation – The Pearce Sisters
Short Film – Dog Altogether
Red Carpet: Amanda Peet and husband, James McAvoy and wife, Javier Bardem, Jessica Biel, Kate Hudson, Keira Knightley, Kevin Spacey, Rosamund Pike, Samantha Morton, Sienna Miller and boyfriend Rhys Ifans and Viggo Mortensen.
Backstage: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Daniel Day Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Emily Blunt, Eva Green, Harvey Keitel, Hugh Laurie, Ian McKellen, Javier Bardem, Marion Cotillard, Orlando Bloom, Paul Dano, Rosamund Pike, Thandie Newton and Tilda Swinton.