Source Pravda.Ru

British Academy Film Awards for "The Aviator" and "Vera Drake"

"The Aviator" soared Saturday at the British Academy Film Awards, taking four prizes including best film. The abortion drama "Vera Drake" won three, including best director for Mike Leigh.

"The Aviator" which has 11 nominations for the Feb. 27 Academy Awards had led the field with 14 nominations. But members of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts scattered the prizes widely. While "Aviator" director Martin Scorsese and star &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/2001/01/26/2183.html' target=_blank>Leonardo DiCaprio went home empty-handed, the film won a best supporting actress award for Cate Blanchett, as well as prizes for production design and best hair and makeup, says ABC News.