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WALL-E Wins BAFTA, Waltz and Persepolis Lose Out

WALL-E beat out PERSEPOLIS and WALTZ WITH BASHIR for the BAFTA award for Animated Film.

The Pixar film lost out to SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE in the Music and Sound categories.

In the Short Animation category, WALLACE AND GROMIT: A MATTER OF LOAF AND DEATH won over CODSWALLOP and VARMINTS.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON won the award for Special Visual Effects over THE DARK KNIGHT, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, IRON MAN and QUANTUM OF SOLACE.

WALTZ WITH BASHIR and PERSEPOLIS also lost out on the Film Not in the English Language category to I'VE LOVED YOU SO LONG. THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX and GOMORRAH were also nominated.

The 2009 BAFTA Film Awards were held February 8 at London's Royal Opera House.

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