BAFTA: And the winners are…

The most eagerly anticipated film event of the British calendar is over. Miss Piggy has interviewed the stars, Stephen Fry has guided us through the night with his scholarly presence, and now we can reveal the winners at the Orange British Academy Film Awards. The big winner: The Artist.

Miss Piggy is the best dressed on the red carpetThe BAFTA winners are normally a good indication of how the Academy Awards are going to go. Last year for example, The King’s Speech won the Best Picture accolade and Natalie Portman was named Best Actress for Black Swan at both ceremonies.

This year The Artist stands in good stead to win big at the Oscar ceremony later this month. It took home a staggering seven BAFTA wins, including Best Film (no shocker), Leading Actor for Jean Dujardin, and Original Screenplay.

In the performance categories, Meryl Streep was awarded the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her portrayal of former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. And she had her own Cinderella moment on the way up to the stage: she lost her shoe on the stairs! Thankfully Colin Firth was there to save the day.

Meanwhile The Help‘s Octavia Spencer won in the Supporting Actress category, and Christopher Plummer pipped Kenneth Branagh for the Supporting Actor honour, for his performance in Beginners.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy went home with just two of its 11 categories, for the Outstanding British Film and best Adapted Screenplay awards.

All eyes were on John Hurt and Martin Scorsese however. The former was presented with the award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema, while the latter received The Fellowship for his long standing career and iconic status in film history.

The Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award, the only one voted for by the public, was awarded to Kidulthood‘s Adam Deacon.

So what do you think? Did the awards go to the right recipients? Let us know.

 

See the full list of winners below:

Best Film
THE ARTIST

Outstanding British Film
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

Oustanding Debut By a British Writer, Director or Producer
TYRANNOSAUR Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)

Film Not in the English Language
THE SKIN I LIVE IN

Documentary
SENNA

Animated Film
RANGO

Director
THE ARTIST – MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS

Original Screenplay
THE ARTIST

Adapted Screenplay
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

Leading Actor
THE ARTIST – JEAN DUJARDIN

Leading Actress
THE IRON LADY – MERYL STREEP

Supporting Actor
BEGINNERS – CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER

Supporting Actress
THE HELP – OCTAVIA SPENCER

Original Music
THE ARTIST

Cinematography
THE ARTIST

Editing
SENNA

Production Design
HUGO  

Costume Design
THE ARTIST

Make-up & Hair
THE IRON LADY

Sound
HUGO

Special Visual Effects
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2

Short Animation
PITCH BLACK HEIST

The Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award (public voted)
Adam Deacon.

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