Baftas 2014: Gravity wins Outstanding British Film
Space epic also took home Best Sound, Best Original Music and Best Cinematography
Alfonso Cuaron's space blockbuster Gravity was the first success of the Baftas tonight, picking up the coveted award for Outstanding British Film.
Despite its Mexican director and US cast, Gravity was filmed in the UK and its widely-acclaimed visual effects were made in Britain.
Cuaron's box office hit, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts trapped in space, fought off competition from Justin Chadwick's Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom; Ron Howard's Rush; Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan; Mary Poppins spin-odd Saving Mr Banks and Clio Barnard's low-budget The Selfish Giant.
Update: Gravity continues its Baftas success to win Best Director, Best Sound, Best Original Music, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects
Gravity is nominated for ten awards at the Oscars, to be held in Hollywood on Sunday 2 March. The film ties with American Hustle for the most nominations this year and is expected to win big in the special effects categories.
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