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World War One epic film ‘1917’ tops BAFTAs with 7 awards


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‘1917’ was the big winner at last night’s BAFTA Awards, taking a total of 7 awards including Best Film.

The World War One epic directed by Sir Sam Mendes received critical praise and was a favourite at the 2020 BAFTA ceremony, garnering awards for Outstanding British Film, Cinematography, Production Design, Sound, Special Visual Effects, Best Film and Best Director.

Starring George MacKay, Mark Strong, Dean-Charles Chapman, Andrew Scott, Claire Duburcq, Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Firth, the film is set on April 6th, 1917 where two British soldiers are given the task to deliver a message to call off an attack on German infantry in a tactical retreat, which is doomed to fail as they prepare a massive artillery bombardment on British troops approaching the Hindenburg Line.

1917 Trailer

Produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment and Amblin Partners, the film has grossed more than £31 million at the U.K. box office.

Cinematographer Roger Deakins was praised for his work on the film at the BAFTAs. The film was also co-written by Sir Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who gave a speech on behalf of the cast and crew on stage.

“Such an honour to accept the award on behalf of the 1917 cast & crew. Also very pleased I got a shout out to Glasgow in there. And a very special thanks to the 5 Glaswegians in the audience that cheered,” said Krysty Wilson-Cairns.

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