MOON Director Duncan Jones picked up the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut By A British Director at the Orange British Academy Film Awards this evening at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London, England.
A very emotional Jones accepted the award from British actor Colin Firth in the evenings opening Award. Close to tears, Duncan revealed that he had not realised how important the award was to him until it actually happened, thanking his producers on MOON (Trudie Styler, Stuart Fenegan & Trevor Beattie) and making special mention of MOON star (The Amazing) Sam Rockwell, who has become a firm friend after Jones wrote the role of Sam Bell specifically for him after conversations about what classic Sci-Fi films meant to them when Jones originally approached Rockwell with a different project entirely.
Nearly overwhelmed by the occasion, Jones revealed how he felt he has finally found his calling in life in making movies, and we here on Man Made Movies are certainly glad he has.
Duncan’s acceptance speech showed the honesty, humility and good grace that is the mark of the man.
We all look forward to many more such occasions, but for now, enjoy a well earned hangover tomorrow Duncan, before heading back to Canada to begin filming ‘Source Code’ with Jake Gyllenhaal.
Post award interview with Edith Bowman, Duncan Jones & Colin Firth >>HERE<< on the BAFTA Youtube Channel.
Duncan Jones accepts his 1st BAFTA AWARD
Edith Bowman Interviews Duncan Jones with Colin Firth