F1 film Rush scoops BAFTA Award
17 February 2014 – F1 film Rush has won a BAFTA Award for 'Best Editing', with the winners announced on Sunday night during a ceremony at London's Royal Opera House.
The Ron Howard-directed movie, which depicts the fierce battle between the late James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 F1 season, saw off 12 Years A Slave, Captain Phillips, Gravity and The Wolf of Wall Street to take the honour. It was also nominated in three other categories, but missed out on both the 'Outstanding British Film' gong and the 'Best Sound' award to Gravity. Daniel Brühl, who portrayed Lauda in Rush, failed to land the title of 'Best Supporting Actor' too, with Barkhad Abdi taking that prize for his role in Captain Phillips.
Last week the crew of Rush were rocked by the death of Michele Pane, who did the stunts for ‘Lauda’. He was killed in a road accident. Pane was not the first person connected to the film to pass away, as British racing driver Sean Edwards, who played his father Guy in the movie, also tragically died in a crash back in October.