'12 Years A Slave' wins Best Film at Bafta Awards

'12 Years A Slave', directed by Steve McQueen, won Best Film at the 2014 British Academy Film Awards. The film's star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, also won the award for Leading Actor.

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Gravity wins Bafta for outstanding British film

Alfonso Cuaron (left) and David Heyman (right) with the Best British Film Award for Gravity Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Gravity beat Rush and Philomena for the Bafta for outstanding British film.

The presence of the film - which stars US actors Sandra Bullock and George Clooney and was directed by a Mexican (Alfonso Cuaron) - in this category has caused controversy.

It was, however, filmed in Britain and the team responsible for its visual effects are UK-based.

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