Baftas 2013: Affleck’s ‘Argo’ wins big ahead of Oscars

Earlier this evening, returning host for the night Stephen Fry (who else – he was magnificent once again) announced the award winners for this year’s 2013 Baftas during a star-studded ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall – despite London’s Chinatown celebrations and a torrential rain/sleet storm. Pushed back to two weeks before the annual Academy Awards in order to boost its international profile, this was very much a dress rehearsal for next week’s main event. High profile winners on the night included Argo (Best Film, Best Director, Best Editing), Les Misérables (Best Supporting Actress, Make Up, Production Design and Sound) and Bond’s 23rd outing Skyfall (Outstanding British Film, Best Music).

Best Picture

Best Film Not in the English Language

Outstanding British Film

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis (The Imposter)

Best Director
Ben Affleck (Argo)

Best Leading Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

Best Leading Actress
Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)

Best Original Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

Best Adapted Screenplay
David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Cinematography
Life of Pi

Best Editing

Best Production Design
Les Misérables

Best Make Up & Hair
Lisa Westcott (Les Misérables)

Best Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina)

Best Special Visual Effects
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, Donald R. Elliott (Life of Pi)

Best Documentary
Searching for Sugar Man

Best Sound
Les Misérables

Best Original Music
Thomas Newman (Skyfall)

Best Short Film

Best Animated Film

Best Animated Short
The Making of Longbird

EE Rising Star Award
Juno Temple 

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
Tessa Ross

What do you think of the Bafta 2013 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

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