Monday, 13 February 2012

BAFTAS 2012: The Artist dominates with 7 wins

SILENCE IS GOLDEN: Star Jean Dujardin, producer Thomas Langmann, and director/writer Michel Hazavanicius at the BAFTAs in London on Sunday.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAS), the British equivalent of Hollywood’s Academy Awards, on Sunday announced its winners. Oscar frontrunner The Artist (the silent film that's emerged the darling of awards season) swept the awards with seven wins, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay. Meanwhile, Meryl Streep, Christopher Plummer, and Octavia Spencer took home the other acting prizes. Hugo and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy each picked up two awards.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Film: The Artist
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Original Screenplay: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best Adapted Screenplay: Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Best British Film: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Best Film Not in the English Language: The Skin I Live In
Best Animated Film: Rango
Best Documentary: Senna
Best Editing: Senna
Best Costume Design: The Artist
Best Cinematography: The Artist
Best Original Music: The Artist
Best Make-Up & Hair: The Iron Lady
Best Visual Effects: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Best Production Design: Hugo
Best Sound: Hugo
Best British Debut: Tyrannosaur
Orange Rising Star Award: Adam Deacon
Best Animated Short: A Morning Stroll
Best Live-Action Short: Pitch Black Heist

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