BAFTA win for Rebecca Hall

Posted by · 3:21 pm · June 6th, 2010

I wouldn’t ordinarily mention the BAFTA Television Awards — generally treated as the ugly sister of February’s film awards ceremony — which were dished out in London tonight, but one win in particular strikes me as worth noting.

You know by now that I’m a great admirer of Julian Jarrold’s “Red Riding: 1974,” which was released theatrically in the U.S. a few months back, and of Rebecca Hall’s remarkable performance in it. Hall just won a well-deserved Best Supporting Actress BAFTA, and since it’s almost certainly the only awards hardware she’ll end up taking for her work, I thought it worth celebrating. (The whole series, incidentally, did less well than one might have expected, taking only two other craft trophies for cinematography and costume design.)

Other film-related wins include Samantha Morton’s strong directorial debut “The Unloved” — also treated as a theatrical feature outside the UK — for Best Single Drama, and a triple trophy haul for “The Thick of It,” the sitcom that mothered 2009 Oscar nominee “In the Loop.” Huzzahs all round. Full list of winners here, if you’re interested.

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  • 1 6-06-2010 at 3:42 pm

    John said...

    Are you a fan of Peep Show, Guy?

  • 2 6-06-2010 at 3:52 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    BIG fan.

  • 3 6-06-2010 at 8:21 pm

    The Irishman said...

    I’m glad “The Unloved” was so well-received, mostly because that means the trades didn’t get to use the headline “IT SURE IS”. Oh, and Rebecca Hall getting love is never, ever a bad thing, obviously.

  • 4 6-06-2010 at 9:13 pm

    j said...

    Oh, the Brits love Mad Men too. 2nd win in a row.

  • 5 6-07-2010 at 3:12 am

    Ali E. said...

    Hall was great in Red Riding:1974 indeed. Glad she got some recognition.

  • 6 6-07-2010 at 3:38 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Is “notingmentioning” new lingo the kids are using these days?

  • 7 6-07-2010 at 3:55 pm

    Monica said...

    She is fantastic!

    I realized that The Love And Other Drugs is in the Oscars predictions. You could talk about this movie? How’s the buzz around it?

  • 8 6-07-2010 at 4:46 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Kris: I just noticed that! Can’t believe I didn’t catch it earlier. Ugh.