This is such happy news! Marion Cotillard won Best Actress at tonight’s BAFTA Ceremony in London! Congratulations!
Marion won over fellow nominees Cate Blanchett, Julie Christie, Keira Knightley and Ellen Page. This is what Keira Knightley had to say on the red carpet before the ceremony:
I don’t know how many awards we are going to win but I’m so excited the film has 14 nominations. I’m not going to say I’m confident about winning (best actress) because there are some really amazing inspiring performances. Marion Cotillard is my hero at the moment. She’s amazing in La Vie En Rose.
Read the rest of at DailyMail.
The ceremony should be airing right now on BBC One in the UK – and is being aired over in the US on BBC America, not sure about the times, though. It will also be available for viewing online. Not being able to see it right now I’m guessing it will only be made available online after the TV airing.
From the Press Release:
La Vie en Rose received the highest number of wins with 4 BAFTAs. Marion Cotillard received the BAFTA for Leading Actress for La Vie en Rose for her portrayal of Edith Piaf. The film also won awards for Music, Make Up & Hair and Costume Design, presented posthumously to designer Marit Allen.
PEOPLE caught up with the La Vie En Rose star who dished about the secret to her style, gorgeous gems, her attitude about being an Oscar nominee at a recent Chopard-sponsored celebration of Marion Cotillard’s Best Actress Oscar nomination. Although the Gallic beauty is known for her distinctive sense of style, she admits she doesn’t do it alone — but don’t expect any Hollywood stylists waiting in the wings. Instead, the actress reveals that she relies on “My French publicist, who is one of my best friends. He does all that stuff!” And Cotillard was the picture of refined French elegance in a flower embellished strapless Chloe dress set off with a wealth of Chopard gems, including 50-carats of diamonds circling her wrist and a collar at her neck encrusted with a rainbow of semi-precious stones. As for her partnership with Chopard, “They’ve always supported me from the beginning,” she says. When asked about words of wisdom she’s been given about the Oscars, the star says she agrees with the advice George Clooney gave to her fellow nominee Amy Ryan. “‘It will be over in a minute. When the awards are done, they’re done, everyone goes back’” he said. “‘So just to enjoy it and don’t be too frightened.’” Somehow, though, we have a feeling this year’s Oscars won’t be the talented actress’s only chance to shine.