Argo wins big at BAFTAs; Skyfall named Outstanding British Film

Ben Affleck’s Argo took out the major prizes at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards this morning, while many of its Oscar competitors shared the remaining accolades.


Argo won Best Film, Best Director, and Best Editing, clearing its path for the Best Picture prize at the Academy Awards.

Skyfall was named Outstanding British Film, the first James Bond flick to earn the honour. Adele’s theme song nabbed Best Original Music.

Amour picked up Best Film Not in the English Language, while 85-year-old star Emmanuelle Riva beat out favourites Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence to take home the Best Actress gong.

Daniel Day-Lewis, predictably, collected Best Actor for Lincoln.

Les Misérables got its hands on the most prizes, including Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway, Best Sound, Best Production Design, and Best Hair and Makeup.

David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained were recognised in the the Original and Adapted Screenplay categories, respectively.

Django‘s Christoph Waltz  also walked away with Best Supporting Actor.

Pixar’s Brave claimed Best Animated Film, while Life of Pi dominated the other visual arts categories: Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography.

The Oscars will be handed out in Los Angeles on February 24, 2013.

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