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Oscars vs BAFTA 2015 - Best Technicians (Part 1)
Oscars and BAFTA are the two big cinema awards.
While "Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences" from United states presents Oscars for Excellence in cinematic achievements;
"Film, television and games organisation" from United Kingdom presents British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) which supports, promotes and develops the art forms of the moving image – film, television and video games – by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public.
Direction and screenplay are two most important things for a movie. This is a look at the winners in these categories,
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Oscar vs BAFTA 2015 - Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman bags the Oscar for the Best Direction 2015 - A Mexican film director, producer, screenwriter, and composer, González Iñárritu with just five films till now; Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), Babel (2006), Biutiful (2010) and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) he has gained world wide acclaim is the first Mexican born director to be nominated for Oscars.
Richard Stuart Linklater for Boyhood bags the BAFTA for the Best Director 2015 - An independent American film director and screenwriter, he is one of the first successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of 1990s. Known for his coming of age movies especially the omantic drama film trilogy Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013), he is also the director of the rotoscope animated movie, Waking Life (2001).
Wesley Wales "Wes" Anderson for The Grand Budapest hotel is nominated for both Oscar and BAFTA - An American film director and writer, he is known for his distinctive visual and narrative style. He was nominated for the Oscars for The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Damien Sayre Chazelle for Whiplash is nominated for the BAFTA - An American film director and screenwriter, he is the producer, writer, cinematographer, editor and the music conductor for his directorial debut Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009). Whiplash which has gained a worldwide critical acclaim is his second feature film which is based on his short film of the same name.
James Marsh for The Theory of Everything is nominated for the BAFTA - A British film maker, he has previously won Oscar for his documentary, Man on Wire (2008). He is also known for Project Nim (2011) and Shadow Dancer (2011).
Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game is nominated for the Oscars - A Norwegian film director who has directed many TV series is best known for all his previous feature films Buddy (2003), Fallen Angels (2008) and Headhunters (2011).
Oscar vs BAFTA 2015 - Best Original Screenplay
Alejandro González Iñárritu shares the Oscar with Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bó for The Birdman and has been nominated for the BAFTA.
Wes Anderson shares the BAFTA with the British artist, illustrator and writer Hugo Arthur Rundell Guinness for the Grand Budapest Hotel and has been nominated for the Oscars.
Richard Linklater is nominated for both the Oscar and BAFTA for his epic coming of age film Boyhood.
Damien Chazelle is nominated for the BAFTA.
Daniel Christopher "Dan" Gilroy is nominated for both Oscar and BAFTA - An American screenwriter and director, Nightcrawler is his directorial debut. He is known as a writer for The Fall (2006), Real Steel (2011) and The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Oscar vs BAFTA 2015 - Best Adapted Screenplay
Graham Moore bags the Oscar for The Imitation game (based on Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges) and is also nominated for BAFTA - An American screenwriter and author, The Imitation game is his first feature film as a writer. He is known for his 2010 debut novel The Sherlockian. He also wrote two shorts and one TV series.
Anthony McCarten bags the BAFTA for The Theory of Everything (based on Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking) and is also nominated for BAFTA - A New Zealand born novelist, filmmaker and playwright, he is known for Via Satellite (1999) and Death of a Superhero (2011).
Jason Dean Hall for The American Sniper (based on American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice) is nominated for both Oscars and BAFTA - An American screenwriter and a former actor, he has written 2 other feature films, Paranoia (2013) and Spread (2009).
Damien Chazelle for Whiplash (based on the short film of the same name) is nominated for the Oscars.
Paul Thomas Anderson for Inherent Vice (based on the novel Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon) has been nominated for the Oscars - An American director, writer and producer, he is known for Magnolia (1999), Boogie Nights (1997) and The Master (2012).
Gillian Schieber Flynn for Gone Girl (based on the novel of same name written by the same person) has been nominated for the BAFTA - An American author, screenwriter, comic book writer and former television critic. She has published 2 other thriller novels Sharp Objects and Dark Places.
Paul King and Hamish McColl for Paddington (based on Paddington Bear by Michael Bond) are nominated for the BAFTA - While Paul is a British writer and director, Hamish is a British comedian, writer and actor.