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Watch: BAFTA Acceptance Speeches by Blanchett, Ejiofor, McQueen, Cuaron, Abdi, Mirren and More

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 17, 2014 at 11:56AM

We've rounded up a number of the rousing BAFTA acceptance speech videos, including Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Helen Mirren, Steve McQueen, Alfonso Cuaron and Barkhad Abdi. Check it all out, below.
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Winner Barkhad Abdi and presenter Emma Thompson at the 2014 BAFTAs
Winner Barkhad Abdi and presenter Emma Thompson at the 2014 BAFTAs

We've rounded up a number of the rousing BAFTA acceptance speech videos, including Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Helen Mirren, Steve McQueen, Alfonso Cuaron and Barkhad Abdi. Check it all out, below.

Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett

The night held a number of moving moments, from Blanchett's dedication of her award to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman; to Ejiofor's win, which was a popular decision among his fellow nominated leading men Leonardo DiCaprio (who gamely blew a kiss to the camera), Christian Bale and Tom Hanks; to Abdi's win, which was met with enthusiastic applause from his "Captain Phillips" castmate Hanks and wife Rita Wilson (and was clearly a moment of happiness for award presenter Emma Thompson); to Mirren's acceptance of the BAFTA Fellowship, presented to her by none other than Prince William (who joked that he should call Mirren "Granny").

The full list of BAFTA winners, with analysis, is here.

This article is related to: Awards, Awards Season Roundup, Awards, BAFTA, Video, Video, Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Steve McQueen, Helen Mirren


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.