While we await the results of the 2014 Academy Awards, there are a host of other award shows that have already taken place. One of the awards that was handed out last month was the British Academy of Film and Television Awards, or more commonly known as the Baftas. This is a big deal in the UK as it’s one of the few times when the general public gets the chance to see the biggest names in Hollywood. It also serves as a precursor to the Academy Awards, which will be handed out in a few weeks. This year, the BAFTA Awards were held at the Royal Opera House in London, but have been in the capital for many years. One of the biggest nights in the BAFTA calendar is the British Academy Film Awards, or commonly known as the BAFTAs. These are one of the biggest events on the UK television calendar, and see hundreds of thousands of pounds’ worth of prizes handed out annually. This is quite a different ballgame to the Oscars, but it’s not to say that the BAFTAs don’t have any relevance to the Academy Awards.
One of the biggest names in film this year was the British actor Robert Pattinson, also known for his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga. It will come as no great surprise then that the 29-year-old has garnered a host of awards from various bodies, including film festivals and TV shows. It’s not the first time that he’s picked up a handful of awards, either. So, while we await the results of the Oscars, you can find out more about Robert Pattinson and his excellent acting career below.
An Oscar-Winning Career
It’s been a fantastic year for Robert Pattinson. He won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role in the romantic comedy Good Will Hunting, and also picked up a BAFTA nomination. Additionally, he was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comic Book Acts to Watch in 2017, and was also featured on this year’s Forbes list of the richest actors. It’s been an incredible year for the British actor, and he’s had a part to play in virtually every major story in the news in 2017. While we await the results of the Oscars, you can find out more about Robert Pattinson and his excellent career below.
A Rising Star
It would be hard to say that 2017 has been an exceptional year for the 29-year-old British actor. In fact, it’s been somewhat of a reversal of fortune for the former literary darling. The year started with him being named one of the most powerful male pop singers in the world by Forbes, and ended with him picking up a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. It was an incredible year for Robert Pattinson.
The year kicked off with the premiere of the fourth and final film in the Twilight Saga. Breaking Dawn Part 2 was the best-selling DVD of the year in the UK, with 1.7 million copies sold. The film also became the highest-grossing in the franchise, earning $1.136 billion worldwide. It was followed by the comedy Murder On The Orient Express, which was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Other than acting and singing, Robert Pattinson is also an accomplished photographer. In fact, he launched his own photography studio in London in 2016. It’s fair to say that he has not been idle in 2017, as he has starred in a number of high-profile films this year, including the just-completed action film High Road and war film Lone Survivor, both of which have picked up a number of awards.
A Golden Globe Nomination For Best Actor
It’s well-deserved too. While we await the results of the Oscars, it’s been an incredible year for Robert Pattinson. It started with him picking up a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for his role in the romantic comedy Good Will Hunting. He also won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for playing Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga, a role he’s reprised multiple times since. You’d think that with so much success in TV and film, the 29-year-old would be taking a break from acting. But you’d be mistaken. He’s recently wrapped production on the upcoming action-adventure The Pirate Fairy, which will be released later this year.
Meanwhile, his latest film High Road, has picked up a number of awards, including Best Film at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. It tells the story of a detective who must escort a child murderer to court without the benefit of mental health professionals to assist him. The role required Pattinson to take a break from acting to complete, and the film marks his directorial debut. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in the fall, before heading to Telluride, where it was screened as part of this year’s prestigious festival. The film then moved on to Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, before heading to Venice for the Film Festival, where it won the Orizzonti Award for Best International Feature Film. It will finally see a UK cinematic release on March 23rd.
An Opportunity To Shine
It’s rare that we get to see such a complete reversal of fortune in a single year. 2017 was a strange year for the British actor, who became a household name a few years back with the Twilight series. He shot to fame after portraying the vampire Edward Cullen in all four installments of the movie series, which have grossed a collective total of $14.6 billion at the box office worldwide. While the movies made him an international star, it was the social media boom in the early 21st century that propelled his celebrity to new heights.
The franchise is one of the most popular in cinematic history, with over 600 million views on YouTube alone. People went gaga for the witty banter and heart-wrenching love triangles that characterized Edward’s relationships with Bella and Rosalie. It was a unique opportunity that turned Robert Pattinson into a household name. And it’s an opportunity that he’s capitalized on, starring in a number of high-profile movies and TV shows in the past year. While we await the results of the Oscars, you can find out more about Robert Pattinson and his excellent career below.