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Brits Dole Out BAFTAs to ‘Argo,’ ‘Amour,’ ‘Django’

The EE British Academy Film Awards is kinda like Oscar’s smarter, slightly classier sibling on the other side of the pond, but with way creepier statues. This year, the lion’s share of BAFTAs went to “Argo,” which beat out “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Les Miz,” “Life of Pi” and “Lincoln” for Best Film.

There were a few other upsets as well, especially behind the scenes. The solid Oscar contender “Lincoln” only snagged a BAFTA for Daniel Day Lewis, who looked disappointingly normal at last night’s ceremony. David O. Russell did receive an award for the Best Adapted Screenplay, but judging by the look on his face here, he was not feeling the “Amour” for Best Actress winner Emmanuelle Riva, whose devastating portrayal of a stroke victim beat out Jennifer Lawrence’s sweet dance moves. (At least he didn’t call Riva the c-word?) Another tasty tidbit from the ceremony was the disappearance of “Les Miz” star Eddie Redmayne, who played the dreamy Marius to Amanda Seyfried’s Cosette. Redmayne was supposed to present an award alongside Sally Field, but he was, and I quote, “puking his guts out backstage” from food poisoning. Thanks for that mental image, Norma Rae.

Other notable wins include “Brave” for best animated film — Brenda Chapman, who was fired from the film, was listed as co-director, which seems like cold comfort indeed — and “Skyfall” for best British film. “Amour” beat out the sexy awesome “Rust and Bone” for Best Film Not in the English Language, perhaps because the voting body is not a fan of killer whale accidents, amputee sex or Katy Perry.

No one was particularly surprised that Anne Hathaway and her cry face won Best Supporting Actress in “Les Miz”

The full list of winner is as follows:

Best Film: “Argo”
Director: Ben Affleck (“Argo”)
Leading Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (“Lincoln”)
Leading Actress: Emmanuelle Riva (“Amour”)
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained”)
Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables”)
Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino (“Django Unchained”)
Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell (“Silver Linings Playbook”)
Film Not in the English Language: “Amour”
Original Music: “Skyfall” (Thomas Newman)
Cinematography: “Life Of Pi” (Claudio Miranda)
Outstanding British Film: “Skyfall”
Animated Film: “Brave”
Editing: “Argo” (William Goldenberg)
Costume Design: “Anna Karenina” (Jacqueline Durran)
Make-up and Hair: “Les Miserables” (Lisa Westcott)
Sound: “Les Miserables”
Short Animation: “The Making Of Longbird”
Short Film: “Swimmer”
BAFTA Fellowship: Sir Alan Parker
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: Tessa Ross
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis (“The Imposter”)
Documentary: “Searching For Sugar Man”
Production Design: “Les Miserables” (Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson)
Special Visual Effects: “Life Of Pi”
THE EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public): Juno Temple


Categories: Awards

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