Giacchino wins BAFTA at Royal Opera House

The composer Michael Giacchino has won the Music BAFTA for his score for Up.

The Award was one of 25 made at the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2010 ceremony, which took place last night at London’s Royal Opera House.

Giacchino’s score for Up beat James Horner’s Avatar, T-Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton’s Crazy Heart, Alexandre Desplat’s Fantastic Mr Fox and Chaz Jankel’s Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.

Vanessa Redgrave, who was awarded an Academy Fellowship, spoke of the Royal Opera House with affection in her acceptance speech. She said that its singers and dancers had taught her a lot about performing, including Maria Callas, who said ‘you had to put across the truth of your thoughts and feelings first and the sound of your voice should come after’.

Aside from Best Score, Up also won the BAFTA for Animated Film. The Hurt Locker scooped Best Film, Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing and Sound, while Avatar, which was predicted to excel, only picked up Production Design and Special Visual Effects.

Colin Firth was voted Leading Actor over actors including George Clooney and Jeff Bridges. Leading Actress was also won by a British actress, 24-year-old Carey Mulligan, who has rocketed to stardom following her role in An Education.

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