The movie depicts the fierce battle between Ferrari’s Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and McLaren’s James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) for the 1976 Formula 1 world championship. Having been at loggerheads with Hunt, Lauda suffered serious injuries in an accident at the German Grand Prix and nearly lost his life. Remarkably, he returned to racing just six weeks later, with the events being retold in Rush.
Dan Hanley and Mike Hill won the award, beating 12 Years A Slave, Captain Phillips, Gravity and The Wolf of Wall Street.
However, it missed out in the other three awards that it was nominated in, losing out to Gravity in both the ‘Outstanding British Film’ and ‘Best Sound’ categories.
Daniel Brühl, who portrayed Niki Lauda in the film, lost out to Barkhad Abdi from Captain Phillips in the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ category.
The BAFTA ceremony took place at the Royal Opera House. Rush failed to receive any nominations for the upcoming Oscars.
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