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BAFTAs 2013: Argo Wins Big
Affleck's film takes Film & Director

11 February 2013  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: BAFTA

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Best Film winner - Argo

The 2013 EE British Academy Film Awards took place tonight in a rain-drenched London, but even the best efforts of Mother Nature couldn't dampen the spirits of Ben Affleck and the Argo team as they took Best Picture, Best Director and Best Editing.

The biggest winner, numerically, was Les Miserables, which took four awards for Supporting Actress, Production Design, Sound and Make-Up & Hair. Skyfall took two awards with Outstanding British Film and Original Music, while Django Unchained took Supporting Actor and Original Screenplay.

Unsurprisingly, Daniel Day-Lewis took Best Actor for Lincoln with the night's most self-deprecating speech, poking fun at his own Method reputation, while in a more surprising turn Emmanuelle Riva took Best Actress for Amour, which also took Film Not In The English Language.

Life Of Pi took Cinematography and Special Visual Effects, and David O. Russell took Adapted Screenplay for Silver Linings Playbook. The Animation went to Brave.

Searching For Sugar Man won the Documentary prize, but the Outstanding Debut... award went to The Imposter's Bart Layton and Dimitri Doganis. The Short Film prize went to Swimmer and Short Animation went to The Making Of Longbird.

In other words, it was one of the most equitably-shared awards in years. Even though Argo won the biggest prizes, it by no means swept the board. You can read all about the ceremony and red carpet in our minute-by-minute account here, but this will go down as a year when BAFTA honoured everything from European auteurdom with Amour to high-tech dazzle with Life of Pi to the action of Bond in Skyfall. That a classy spy film won the prize, an American president took Leading Actor and an 85 year-old landed Leading Actress is a testament to the inclusiveness of the BAFTAs this year - and we think that's rather a good result.

The full list of nominees and winners is below.

BEST FILM
Argo
Les Misérables
Life Of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Skyfall
Anna Karenina
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Seven Psychopaths

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Bart Layton (Director), Dimitri Doganis (Producer) The Imposter
David Morris (Director), Jacqui Morris (Director/Producer) McCullin
Dexter Fletcher (Director/Writer), Danny King (Writer) Wild Bill
James Bobin (Director) The Muppets
Tina Gharavi (Director/Writer) I Am Nasrine

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Amour
Headhunters
The Hunt
Rust And Bone
Untouchable

DOCUMENTARY
Searching For Sugar Man
The Imposter
Marley
McCullin
West Of Memphis

ANIMATED FILM
Brave
Frankenweenie
Paranorman

DIRECTOR
Ben Affleck - Argo
Michael Haneke - Amour
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
Ang Lee - Life Of Pi
Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
Michael Haneke - Amour
Paul Thomas Anderson - The Master
Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola - Moonrise Kingdom
Mark Boal - Zero Dark Thirty

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
David O. Russell - Silver Linings Playbook
Chris Terrio - Argo
Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin - Beasts Of The Southern Wild
David Magee - Life Of Pi
Tony Kushner - Lincoln

LEADING ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln
Ben Affleck - Argo
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman - Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master

LEADING ACTRESS
Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
Helen Mirren - Hitchcock
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard - Rust and Bone

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained
Alan Arkin - Argo
Javier Bardem - Skyfall
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables
Amy Adams - The Master
Helen Hunt - The Sessions
Judi Dench - Skyfall
Sally Field - Lincoln

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Skyfall - Thomas Newman
Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli
Argo - Alexandre Desplat
Life Of Pi - Mychael Danna
Lincoln - John Williams

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Life Of Pi - Claudio Miranda
Anna Karenina - Seamus McGarvey
Les Misérables - Danny Cohen
Lincoln - Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall - Roger Deakins

EDITING
Argo - William Goldenberg
Django Unchained - Fred Raskin
Life Of Pi - Tim Squyres
Skyfall - Stuart Baird
Zero Dark Thirty - Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Les Misérables - Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson
Anna Karenina - Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Life Of Pi - David Gropman, Anna Pinnock
Lincoln - Rick Carter, Jim Erickson
Skyfall - Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock

COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran
Great Expectations - Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
Les Misérables - Paco Delgado
LIincoln - Joanna Johnston
Snow White And The Huntsman - Colleen Atwood

MAKE UP & HAIR
Les Misérables - Lisa Westcott
Anna Karenina - Ivana Primorac
Hitchcock - Julie Hewett, Martin Samuel, Howard Berger
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater
Lincoln - Lois Burwell, Kay Georgiou

SOUND
Les Misérables - Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst
Django Unchained - Mark Ulano, Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti, Wylie Stateman
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Tony Johnson, Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Brent Burge, Chris Ward
Life Of Pi - Drew Kunin, Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton, Ron Bartlett, D. M. Hemphill
Skyfall - Stuart Wilson, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Life Of Pi - Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer
The Dark Knight Rises - Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Peter Bebb, Andrew Lockley
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White
Marvel Avengers Assemble - Nominees TBC
Prometheus - Richard Stammers, Charley Henley, Trevor Wood, Paul Butterworth

SHORT ANIMATION
The Making Of Longbird
Here To Fall
I’m Fine Thanks

SHORT FILM
Swimmer
The Curse
Good Night
Tumult
The Voorman Problem

THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
Juno Temple
Elizabeth Olsen
Andrea Riseborough
Suraj Sharma
Alicia Vikander


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Your Comments

Nice spread
Agree with Empire in loving that it wasn't just one film that took all the glory. Here's to hoping that the Oscars do the same, as it is much more interesting that way. More

Posted by Mr Gittes at 12:44 on 11 February 2013 | Report This Post

A total disgrace that Tarantino won best original screenplay over either Haneke or Anderson - The Master & Amour were without a doubt the two best films of 2012 - More

Posted by bobbyperu at 01:11 on 11 February 2013 | Report This Post

Ben Affleck has won every best director award there is for Argo but hasn't even been nominated for an Oscar for it. Don't know how that happened and I'm sad for my fellow Ben that he won't be taking home the Academy Award he deserves for his efforts. More

Posted by BenTramer at 00:27 on 11 February 2013 | Report This Post

Really pleased with Argo winning director and film and extremely happy for Affleck, he deserves it. His speech was great. Waltz winning was also great as was Tarantino getting the screenplay award. Cottilard should have won best actress though, and Phoenix should have won best actor. Apart from that I enjoyed the show as a whole, and Argo/Affleck winning made it worth watching. More

Posted by Coyleone at 23:09 on 10 February 2013 | Report This Post


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