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BAFTA Award Winners Announced

Spoilers – For those planning on checking out tonight’s ceremony, you may want to hold off on skimming through this article. For everyone else, read on.


Yes, ahead of the ceremony for the 66th annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, the winners have been revealed and once again Argo emerged as a major victor, once again hinting towards a major victory for Ben Affleck, Grant Heslov and George Clooney later this February. 

Argo picked up wins for Best Film, the David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction for Affleck (once again making the Academy look like dunces for excluding him from a nomination) and Best Editing. 

Proving their love for 007, the Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year went to Skyfall as did the Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music. Cinematographer Roger Deakins however lost out to Life of Pi. 

As expected the Best Actor trophy went to Daniel Day Lewis and the Best Supporting Actress to Anne Hathaway (both considered locks for the Oscars). More surprising were the victories for Emmanuelle Riva for Best Actress and Christoph Waltz for Best Supporting Actor, again hinting that these categories will be a great deal of fun to predict when the Oscars arrive. 

In the last major awards, Silver Linings Playbook and Django Unchained claimed the two screenwriting awards, Brave Best Animated Feature and Searching for Sugar Man Best Documentary. Check out the full list of winners below and let us know what you think of the results. 


Best Film 

Argo (2012)
Les Misérables (2012)
Life of Pi (2012)
Lincoln (2012)
Zero Dark Thirty (2012) 

Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year 

Skyfall (2012)
Anna Karenina (2012/I)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Les Misérables (2012)
Seven Psychopaths (2012) 

Best Actor 

Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln (2012)
Ben Affleck for Argo (2012)
Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Hugh Jackman for Les Misérables (2012)
Joaquin Phoenix for The Master (2012) 

Best Actress 

Emmanuelle Riva for Amour (2012)
Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone (2012)
Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Helen Mirren for Hitchcock (2012) 

Best Supporting Actor 

Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained (2012)
Alan Arkin for Argo (2012)
Javier Bardem for Skyfall (2012)
Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master (2012)
Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln (2012) 

Best Supporting Actress 

Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables (2012)
Amy Adams for The Master (2012)
Judi Dench for Skyfall (2012)
Sally Field for Lincoln (2012)
Helen Hunt for The Sessions (2012) 

David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction 

Ben Affleck for Argo (2012)
Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Michael Haneke for Amour (2012)
Ang Lee for Life of Pi (2012)
Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained (2012) 

Best Screenplay (Original) 

Django Unchained (2012) Quentin Tarantino
Amour (2012) Michael Haneke
The Master (2012) Paul Thomas Anderson
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Mark Boal 

Best Screenplay (Adapted) 

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) David O. Russell
Argo (2012) Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi (2012) David Magee
Lincoln (2012) Tony Kushner 

Best Cinematography 

Life of Pi (2012) Claudio Miranda
Anna Karenina (2012/I) Seamus McGarvey
Les Misérables (2012) Danny Cohen
Lincoln (2012) Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall (2012) Roger Deakins 

Best Editing 

Argo (2012) Billy Goldenberg
Django Unchained (2012) Fred Raskin
Life of Pi (2012) Tim Squyres
Skyfall (2012) Stuart Baird
Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Dylan Tichenor, Billy Goldenberg 

Best Production Design 

Les Misérables (2012) Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson
Anna Karenina (2012/I) Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Life of Pi (2012) David Gropman, Anna Pinnock
Lincoln (2012) Rick Carter, Jim Erickson
Skyfall (2012) Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock 

Best Costume Design 

Anna Karenina (2012/I) Jacqueline Durran
Great Expectations (1998) Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
Les Misérables (2012) Paco Delgado
Lincoln (2012) Joanna Johnston
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) Colleen Atwood

Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music 

Skyfall (2012) Thomas Newman
Anna Karenina (2012/I) Dario Marianelli
Argo (2012) Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi (2012) Mychael Danna
Lincoln (2012) John Williams 

Best Make Up/Hair 

Les Misérables (2012)
Anna Karenina (2012/I)
Hitchcock (2012)
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Lincoln (2012) 

Best Sound 

Les Misérables (2012)
Django Unchained (2012)
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Life of Pi (2012)
Skyfall (2012) 

Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects 

Life of Pi (2012)
The Avengers (2012)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Prometheus (2012/I) 

Best Film not in the English Language 

Amour (2012)
Headhunters (2011)
The Hunt (2012)
Rust and Bone (2012)
Intouchables (2011) 

Best Animated Feature Film 

Brave (2012)
Frankenweenie (2012)
ParaNorman (2012) 

Best Documentary 

Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
The Imposter (2012)
Marley (2012)
McCullin (2012)
West of Memphis (2012) 

EE Rising Star Award 

Juno Temple
Elizabeth Olsen
Andrea Riseborough
Suraj Sharma
Alicia Vikander 

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer 

The Imposter (2012) Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis
I Am Nasrine (2012) Tina Gharavi
McCullin (2012) David Manos Morris, Jacqui Morris
The Muppets (2011) James Bobin
Wild Bill (2011) Dexter Fletcher, Danny King 

Best Short Animation 

The Making of Longbird (2011) Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson
Here to Fall (2012) Kris Kelly, Evelyn McGrath
I'm Fine Thanks (2011) Eamonn O'Neill 

Best Short Film 

Swimmer (2012) Lynne Ramsay, Peter Carlton, Diarmid Scrimshaw
The Curse (2012/II) Fyzal Boulifa, Gavin Humphries
Good Night (2012) Muriel d'Ansembourg, Eva Sigurdardottir
Tumult (2011) Johnny Barrington, Rhianna Andrews
The Voorman Problem (2011) Mark Gill, Baldwin LI


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