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Baftas 2012: ‘The Artist’ silent but deadly with seven

Earlier this evening, host for the night Stephen Fry announced the award winners of this year’s 2012 Baftas during a star-studded ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius’ silent cinema Oscar-hopeful The Artist was the runaway winner with seven awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor for Jean Dujardin. In the other major categories, Meryl Streep won the Bafta for Best Actress as expected for her barnstorming turn as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, whilst Tomas Alfredson’s Cold War espionage drama Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy picked up Best Outstanding British Film. For a full list of all the major winners on the night, please see below.

Best Film
The Artist

Best Film Not in the English Language
The Skin I Live In

Outstanding British Film
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer 
Tyrannosaur

Best Director
Michael Hazanavicius, The Artist

Best Original Screenplay 
The Artist

Best Adapted Screenplay 
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Cinematography 
The Artist

Best Editing 
Senna

Best Production Design 
Hugo 

Best Make Up & Hair 
The Iron Lady 

Best Costume Design
The Artist 

Best Special Visual Effects 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 

Best Documentary 
Senna 

Best Sound 
Hugo 

Best Original Music 
The Artist 

Best Animated Film
Rango 

Best Leading Actor
Jean Dujardin (George Valentin) – The Artist 

Best Leading Actress
Meryl Streep (Margaret Thatcher) – The Iron Lady 

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer (Hal Fields) – The Beginners 

Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer (Minny Jackson) – The Help

What do you think of the Baftas 2012 winners list? Did they make the right choices? Are there any films you would have liked to have seen walk away with an award or two? Let us know using the comment box below.

Daniel Green