Monday, February 13, 2012

'The Artist' Wins 7 BAFTA Awards


FEB 12, 2012 - Black-and-white reaps gold at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards on Sunday as silent movie The Artist wins seven awards including Best Film, Best Actor and Director, Best Original Screenplay, Original Music, Best Costume Design and Best Cinematography.

Meryl Streep, left, meanwhile, takes the Best Actress award for The Iron Lady while Octavia Spencer won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role as an abused maid in The Help, the film's only award of the night after five nominations.

The Artist's tally of Baftas equalled the number given to The King's Speech last year and Slumdog Millionaire in 2009. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid still holds the record with nine, followed by The Killing Fields with eight.

Here is a list of the winners:

FilmThe Artist

British FilmTinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Director – Michel Hazanavicius (right), The Artist

Actor – Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Actress – Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Supporting Actor – Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Supporting Actress – Octavia Spencer, The Help

Rising Star – Adam Deacon

British Debut – Paddy Considine and Diarmid Scrimshaw, Tyrannosaur

Original Screenplay – Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Adapted Screenplay – Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Film Not in the English LanguageThe Skin I Live In

Music Score – Ludovic Bource, The Artist

Cinematography – Guillaume Schiffman, The Artist


Production DesignHugo

Costume DesignThe Artist


Visual EffectsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Makeup and HairThe Iron Lady

Animated FeatureRango

Short FilmPitch Black Heist

Short AnimationA Morning Stroll

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema – John Hurt

Academy Fellowship –
Martin Scorsese


At 10:38 am, Blogger lady lavender said...

Octavia Spencer so deserved the award as did Meryl Streep! I love them both!

At 12:03 pm, Blogger Lim Chang Moh said...

Did you see Meryl Streep's reaction when her name was announced? It was like she did not expect it at all. And she dropped a shoe too!


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