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'The Artist' Sweeps Again - 65th Annual BAFTA Winners Announced

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February 12, 2012
Source: BAFTA

The Artist - BAFTAs

While we're still a few weeks away from the 84th Academy Awards, across the Atlantic our friends in the UK praising the the finest in film and television at the 65th Annual BAFTA Awards, or British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. The winners were announced today at a ceremony in London. As expected, Michel Hazanavicius' B&W silent hit The Artist continues to sweep awards left and right, landing another seven wins at the BAFTAs tonight, including Best Film and Best Director. But there's always other surprises, like Paddy Considine's Tyrannosaur and the documentary Senna winning as well. Read on for the full list!

Here's the complete list of film winners for the 2012 BAFTA Awards, via BAFTA.org:

Best Film:
The Artist

Best British Film:
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Outstanding Debut by a British Director:
Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine

Director:
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

Leading Actor:
Jean Dujardin - The Artist

Leading Actress:
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady

Supporting Actor:
Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Supporting Actress:
Octavia Spencer - The Help

Adapted Screenplay:
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan

Original Screenplay:
The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius

Animated Film:
Rango - Gore Verbinski

Documentary:
Senna - Asif Kapadia

Best Film Not in the English Language:
The Skin I Live In - Pedro Almodóvar

Production Design:
Hugo - Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo

Cinematography:
The Artist - Guillaume Schiffman

Editing:
Senna - Gregers Sall, Chris King

Original Music:
The Artist - Ludovic Bource

Costume Design:
The Artist - Mark Bridges

Sound:
Hugo - Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley

Visual Effects:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Make Up & Hair:
The Iron Lady - Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland, Marese Langan

Short Film:
Pitch Black Heist

Short Animation:
A Morning Stroll

Outstanding Contribution To British Cinema:
John Hurt

And there you have it - the 65th Annual BAFTA Awards for 2012. For more: BAFTA.org. I always love seeing a documentary, like Senna, win Best Editing in addition to Best Documentary, just shows how great that doc is and how much it's worth seeing if you haven't yet. We also featured some fantastic posters from the BAFTA Brochure for the Best Film nominees, which included Drive and The Descendants, but they did not take home any awards. Overall I'm satisfied, I expected The Artist to take quite a few, but they had a variety of other solid winners, like Octavia Spencer, Tinker Tailor, The Skin I Live In, even Harry Potter. Congrats!

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  • Anonymous
    got the oscars are gonna be so borign this year why even tune in when we know the Artist is gonna win another borign oscar winner no one has seen
    • filmineeer
      i could not agree more, my friend....
  • http://twitter.com/TheRealDiddles Andrew DiDonato
    @HG2012:disqus I'd recommend it. I found it was anything, but boring. Also, I don't think it was a sweep. It lost in 5 categories. 
    • Anonymous
      did'nt mean movie is boring but the choice has been predictable for like the past 5 months lol
      • http://twitter.com/TheRealDiddles Andrew DiDonato
        Yeah, thats awards seasons for you.
  • Dearsleazy
    Surprised nothing has been mentioned of Scorsese receiving the BAFTA fellowship?
    • Anonymous
      Yeah, to quote the press release, it's "the highest accolade which the Academy can bestow" Way to go Marty!!...and everyone else too:)
  • Anonymous
    Guess Drive is going to be completely ignored. At least it was nominated...
    • Lebowski
      Drive probably made most of the academy voters choke on their dentures when they watched the screener on their laser disc player, or whatever those out of touch old corpses use these days. Maybe betamax. 
      • Anonymous
        Like Bryan Cranston said in Drive: they wouldn't be able to find pu**y in a whore house.
  • http://www.facebook.com/david.rabbich David Rabbich
    I get the feeling the panels vote for it through nostalgia for the way the movie industry used to be rather than the movie itself.

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