Monday 11 February 2008

A brave (and right) BAFTA decision

Last night's best actress award to Marion Cotillard was a brave decision by BAFTA, and the right one. Her outstanding performance as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose was the best by an actress in a leading role last year. If Atonement won any awards, one should have gone to the brilliant 13-year old Saoirse Ronan for her supporting role rather than the less convincing Kera Knightley. It was good to see the German drama The Lives of Others winning best foreign film; but it was more richly deserving of the best film mantle than Atonement, which really did not live up to the hype (Ronan's performance aside).

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