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The Artist Rules The 2012 BAFTAs!
Seven awards for the silent film

13 February 2012  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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The French are coming! Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist ruled the 2012 British Academy Film Awards with seven prizes, including the big ones for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay. Ladies and gentlemen, c'est incroyable.

The French silent film also won Best Original Music, Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design in an impressive haul. While the BAFTAs are not traditionally a perfect predictor of the Oscars, what with Brit home-field advantage and a slightly different set of priorities, this will add to the film's momentum going into that final push. Trailing behind that achievement were four films with two awards each: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Iron Lady, Hugo and Senna. The Descendants and Moneyball, not to mention George Clooney and Brad Pitt, went home empty-handed, as did the likes of War Horse and Shame.

Tinker Tailor, on home turf, took Outstanding British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay, with screenwriter Peter Straughan wryly thanking The Artist for not being nominated in that category before delivering an emotional tribute to his late wife and co-screenwriter Bridget O'Connor.

Best Actress went to Meryl Streep for her turn in The Iron Lady, which also picked up a well-deserved Best Make-Up & Hair - because getting that helmet hair in place is no mean feat. Streep lost a shoe on the way onstage, prompting a Cinderella moment when presenter Colin Firth ran to retrieve it and replaced it for her.

Elsewhere, Hugo beat Harry Potter to Best Production Design and also took Best Sound - but Potter got Best Visual Effects as some sort of compensation. Senna, meanwhile, took home Best Documentary and Best Editing.

The full list of winners is below.

BEST FILM
The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Help
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
My Week With Marilyn
Senna
Shame
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need To Talk About Kevin

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Attack The Block - Joe Cornish (Director/Writer)
Black Pond - Will Sharpe (Director/Writer), Tom Kingsley (Director), Sarah Brocklehurst (Producer)
Coriolanus - Ralph Fiennes (Director)
Submarine - Richard Ayoade (Director/Writer)
Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)


FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Incendies
Pina
Potiche
A Separation
The Skin I Live In


DOCUMENTARY
George Harrison: Living In The Material World
Project Nim
Senna


ANIMATED FILM
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
Arthur Christmas
Rango


DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive
Martin Scorsese - Hugo
Tomas Alfredson - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Lynne Ramsay - We Need To Talk About Kevin


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig - Bridesmaids
John Michael McDonagh - The Guard
Abi Morgan - The Iron Lady
Woody Allen - Midnight In Paris


ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash - The Descendants
Tate Taylor - The Help
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon - The Ides Of March
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin - Moneyball
Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


LEADING ACTOR
Brad Pitt - Moneyball
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
George Clooney - The Descendants
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Michael Fassbender - Shame


LEADING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo - The Artist
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn
Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin
Viola Davis - The Help


SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Jim Broadbent - The Iron Lady
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh - My Week with Marilyn
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Ides of March


SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Carey Mulligan - Drive
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Judi Dench - My Week with Marilyn
Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer - The Help


ORIGINAL MUSIC

The Artist - Ludovic Bource
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Hugo - Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Alberto Iglesias
War Horse - John Williams


CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist - Guillaume Schiffman
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Jeff Cronenweth
Hugo - Robert Richardson
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Hoyte van Hoytema
War Horse - Janusz Kaminski


EDITING
The Artist - Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius
Drive - Mat Newman
Hugo - Thelma Schoonmaker
Senna - Gregers Sall, Chris King
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Dino Jonsater


PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Artist - Laurence Bennett, Robert Gould
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
Hugo - Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacDonald
War Horse - Rick Carter, Lee Sandales


COSTUME DESIGN
The Artist - Mark Bridges
Hugo - Sandy Powell
Jane Eyre - Michael O'Connor
My Week With Marilyn - Jill Taylor
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Jacqueline Durran


MAKE UP & HAIR
The Artist - Julie Hewett, Cydney Cornell
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin
Hugo - Morag Ross, Jan Archibald
The Iron Lady - Marese Langan, Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland
My Week With Marilyn - Jenny Shircore
 

SOUND
The Artist - Nadine Muse, Gérard Lamps, Michael Krikorian
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 - James Mather, Stuart Wilson, Stuart Hilliker, Mike Dowson, Adam Scrivener
Hugo - Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - John Casali, Howard Bargroff, Doug Cooper, Stephen Griffiths, Andy Shelley
War Horse - Stuart Wilson, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, Richard Hymns


SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn - Joe Letteri
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 -  Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler, David Vickery
Hugo - Rob Legato, Ben Grossman, Joss Williams
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes - Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White
War Horse - Ben Morris, Neil Corbould


SHORT ANIMATION
Abuelas
Bobby Yeah
A Morning Stroll


SHORT FILM
Chalk
Mwansa The Great
Only Sound Remains
Pitch Black Heist
Two And Two


THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
Adam Deacon
Chris Hemsworth
Chris O'Dowd
Eddie Redmayne
Tom Hiddleston

 

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RE:
Verry disappointed for Tinker Tailor...and for Gary Oldman.  C'mon Bafta you could have given him the award...However enjoyed the ceremony.  It actually wasn't that bad. More

Posted by princessa at 17:40 on 18 February 2012 | Report This Post

Why hasn't anyone reviewed it? More

Posted by liamhorn at 07:03 on 16 February 2012 | Report This Post

Gimmick sweeps board
Am i seriously the only one who thinks the Artist is hugely over-rated? yes its sweet and good fun, has some decent visual gags and charming performances from its great cast but is the story really up to much? Personally i found the 2nd half laboured and predictable and Dujardin's character lacking in depth or empathy. For my money people are being swept away on the (albeit bold ) gimmick of bringing back a silent movie and proving it can still be entertaining in this age of 3D, CGI and More

Posted by david myers at 13:38 on 14 February 2012 | Report This Post

Gimmick sweeps board
Am i seriously the only one who thinks the Artist is hugely over-rated? yes its sweet and good fun, has some decent visual gags and charming performances from its great cast but is the story really up to much? Personally i found the 2nd half laboured and predictable and Dujardin's character lacking in depth or empathy. For my money people are being swept away on the (albeit bold ) gimmick of bringing back a silent movie and proving it can still be entertaining in this age of 3D, CGI and More

Posted by david myers at 13:37 on 14 February 2012 | Report This Post

Gimmick sweeps board
Am i seriously the only one who thinks the Artist is hugely over-rated? yes its sweet and good fun, has some decent visual gags and charming performances from its great cast but is the story really up to much? Personally i found the 2nd half laboured and predictable and Dujardin's character lacking in depth or empathy. For my money people are being swept away on the (albeit bold ) gimmick of bringing back a silent movie and proving it can still be entertaining in this age of 3D, CGI and More

Posted by david myers at 13:37 on 14 February 2012 | Report This Post

Shambles
Highly disappointed with the BAFTA's this year. Michael Fassbender was robbed of a win and Joseph Gordon Levitt was robbed of even getting nominated as well as Steve McQueen. Not cool. Nice to see Martin win the fellowship though But when did over acting become good acting? and award worthy? More

Posted by fantastic mr ethan at 22:26 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

Where's Drive's win?
Highly disappointed with the BAFTA's this year. Michael Fassbender was robbed of a win and Joseph Gordon Levitt was robbed of even getting nominated as well as Steve McQueen. Not cool. Nice to see Martin win the fellowship though But when did over acting become good acting? and award worthy? More

Posted by fantastic mr ethan at 22:25 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

Shambles
Highly disappointed with the BAFTA's this year. Michael Fassbender was robbed of a win and Joseph Gordon Levitt was robbed of even getting nominated as well as Steve McQueen. Not cool. Nice to see Martin win the fellowship though But when did over acting become good acting? and award worthy? More

Posted by fantastic mr ethan at 22:25 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

Shambles
Highly disappointed with the BAFTA's this year. Michael Fassbender was robbed of a win and Joseph Gordon Levitt was robbed of even getting nominated as well as Steve McQueen. Not cool. Nice to see Martin win the fellowship though But when did over acting become good acting? and award worthy? More

Posted by fantastic mr ethan at 22:24 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

Shambles
Highly disappointed with the BAFTA's this year. Michael Fassbender was robbed of a win and Joseph Gordon Levitt was robbed of even getting nominated as well as Steve McQueen. Not cool. Nice to see Martin win the fellowship though But when did over acting become good acting? and award worthy? More

Posted by fantastic mr ethan at 22:24 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
Well I've not yet seen THE ARTIST (I wait for films to hit DVD, 99% of the time), but I'm glad to see the success Jean Dujardin has now found. I watched the OSS movies for the first time earlier this year, and I found them to be delightful. Dujardin is a star in his own right, and I hope he gets a wider main stream audience in the wake of this awards season. More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 16:49 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

Why no love for Drive? Ryan Gosling should have at least been nominated for best actor and Albert Brookes should be consult a lawyer because the continued snubbing of his brillient performance is getting beyond a joke! While it's no where near as bad as the Oscar Noms last night was far from baftas best! P.S Steve McQueen should have got a nomination for Best director as well. More

Posted by kitfisto at 14:42 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Pretty good all round
L: eddybaby83 Am I the only one who wanders why Carey Mulligan got a nomination for Drive? Brilliant film, but was she really that good in it? sp; far superior in Shame but that role is more demanding of her to be fair. On that point, how Gosling wasn't nominated I'm not sure for Actor, he is awe inspiring in Drive. More

Posted by JIm R at 13:05 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: shame
L: Wild about Wilder Loved Stephen Fry's hosting but thought that BAFTA totally bottled it on the main awards could (SHOULD!) so easily have been Tilda, Gary, Tomas & T.T.S.S or Drive for the main awards. MAJOR DISSAPOINTMENT! ote] I don't think they did bottle it; giving the sweep to TTSS (which is what you seem to be suggesting) would have been much more predictable (and, in the face of consensus much more unwarranted). I genuinely thought that TTSS was going to surprise everyone More

Posted by adambatman82 at 12:48 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

Pretty good all round
Have to say I'm pleased with a majority of winners this year. I'm especially glad Tyrannosaur got at least 1 and Senna as well. Am I the only one who wanders why Carey Mulligan got a nomination for Drive? Brilliant film, but was she really that good in it? More

Posted by eddybaby83 at 12:15 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

Red Carpet Photo's
Meryl Street? really? More

Posted by dingerhoffen at 11:28 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: shame
Loved Stephen Fry's hosting but thought that BAFTA totally bottled it on the main awards could (SHOULD!) so easily have been Tilda, Gary, Tomas & T.T.S.S or Drive for the main awards. MAJOR DISSAPOINTMENT! More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 10:05 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

shame
i'm suprised the artist didnt win best screenplay More

Posted by 7eke at 09:36 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
Even though it doesn't make up for the shameful snub for Olivia Colman, congratulations to Paddy Considine & Tyrannosaur on a well deserved bafta win. leased for the Artist, Senna & Tinker Tailor as well. A little disappointed A Separation didn't win foreign language but I did really like The Skin I Live so it isn't the end of the world. Very surprised Chris Hemsworth didn't win rising star - I thought the fact he played Thor would have made him a shoe-in. nd Mr Fry, please never ever More

Posted by Qwerty Norris at 00:00 on 13 February 2012 | Report This Post

I enjoyed this years ceremony finally the film I was routing for won big for once its been a while. Liked seeing Senna pick up two awards and Paddy Considine get some recognition. The only disappointment was Streep winning, would have much preferred Bejo, Davis or Williams. More

Posted by efc91 at 23:43 on 12 February 2012 | Report This Post

I enjoyed this years ceremony finally the film I was routing for won big for once its been a while. Liked seeing Senna pick up two awards and Paddy Considine get some recognition. The only disappointment was Streep winning, would have much preferred Bejo, Davis or Williams. More

Posted by efc91 at 23:42 on 12 February 2012 | Report This Post

It was fun to watch, with the lovely tributes to Scorsese and John Hurt and I'm glad The Artist got the recognition it deserved. A little disappointed John William's War Horse score didn't win- it's the sort of beautiful score that I could listen to even without the visual movie at the same time and find myself emotionally caught up. More

Posted by jennylouise at 23:16 on 12 February 2012 | Report This Post

It was fun to watch, with the lovely tributes to Scorsese and John Hurt and I'm glad The Artist got the recognition it deserved. A little disappointed John William's War Horse score didn't win- it's the sort of beautiful score that I could listen to even without the visual movie at the same time and find myself emotionally caught up. More

Posted by jennylouise at 23:16 on 12 February 2012 | Report This Post

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