Daisy Jacobs toasts Bafta success

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Gosport animator Daisy Jacobs is today celebrating Bafta success for a short film she dedicated to the memory of her gran.

The 26-year-old won the Best Short Animation for The Bigger Picture.

Daisy Jacobs

Daisy Jacobs

It features Daisy’s life-size drawings and tells a dark, humorous tale of caring for an elderly relative.

She used a technique she learned while at the National Film and Television School, which has won her other accolades.

Daisy, a former Bay House School student, started her career in animation while at Central Saint Martin’s University.

She was the Fremantle Media UK New Talent Award at the Women in Film and Television Awards in December.

In an interview with blogger Bill Desowitz in the run-up to last night’s ceremony, Daisy said: ‘Story wise, it’s based loosely on my family and the lead up to the death of my gran and the conflict within the family that we had.

‘And in terms of style, it’s how I naturally paint, which has a strong ‘60s look to it. My grandparents were painters in the ‘60s and so that was a big influence.’

She added: ‘I really enjoyed making the film, although it was very tiring with very long days.’

Daisy picked up her award at a glittering ceremony hosted by Stephen Fry, in which Eddie Redmayne was honoured as best actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything..

Here is a full list of winners in the EE Bafta Film Awards:

Outstanding British Film - The Theory Of Everything

Original Music - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Documentary - CitizenFour

Make-up and hair - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Production design - The Grand Budapest Hotel

British Short Film - Boogaloo And Graham

British Short Animation - The Bigger Picture

Editing - Whiplash

Sound - Whiplash

Animated Film - The Lego Movie

Special Visual Effects - Interstellar

Supporting Actor - JK Simmons for Whiplash

Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema - BBC Films

Supporting Actress - Patricia Arquette for Boyhood

Cinematography - Birdman

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer - Stephen Beresford and David Livingstone for Pride

Original Screenplay - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Film Not In The English Language - Ida

Adapted Screenplay - The Theory Of Everything

Costume Design - The Grand Budapest Hotel

EE Rising Star - Jack O’Connell

Director - Richard Linklater for Boyhood

Leading Actor - Eddie Redmayne for The Theory Of Everything

Leading Actress - Julianne Moore for Still Alice

Best Film - Boyhood

Fellowship - Mike Leigh