Monday, 13 February 2012


The Artist wins seven BAFTAs including Best Film, Leading Actor for Jean Dujardin and Director and Original Screenplay for Michel Hazanavicius
Meryl Streep wins Leading Actress
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hugo, The Iron Lady and Senna win two BAFTAs each
The Artist was named Best Film at tonight’s Orange British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry, held at London’s Royal Opera House. The film also won six other awards: Director, Original ScreenplayOriginal MusicCinematography, Costume Design as well as a performance award for Jean Dujardin who won the Leading Actor BAFTA.
Meryl Streep was awarded the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady; the film was also honoured in the Make-Up & Hair category.
The Help’s Octavia Spencer won the Supporting Actress category and Christopher Plummer wonSupporting Actor for his performance in Beginners.
Outstanding British Film and Adapted Screenplay were awarded to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy andSenna won the Documentary and Editing BAFTAs. Hugo won two BAFTAs in Production Design andSound. Pedro Almoldovar’s The Skin I Live in won the Film Not in the English Language category andRango won the BAFTA for Animated FilmHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 was awarded the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects.
Director Paddy Considine and Producer Diarmid Scrimshaw received the award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for their first feature film Tyrannosaur, based upon the short film Dog Altogether that won them the Short Film BAFTA in 2008.
The Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award was presented to Adam Deacon, recently seen in Anuvahood and Kidulthood. This award, the only one voted for by the public, recognises an international actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and has begun to be recognised as a film star in the making. The award is now in its seventh year and was created in honour of Mary Selway, the highly respected casting director who passed away in 2004.
A Morning Stroll won the Short Animation award and the Short Film award was presented to Pitch Black Heist
The award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema was received by John Hurt. TheFellowship, the highest accolade which the Academy can bestow, was presented to Martin Scorsese.

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1 comment:

Maurice Mitchell said...

Martin Scorcese is a genius. Glad he got the award.