The black-and-white picture won Film of the Year, Director of the Year and Actor of the Year at the ceremony, following on from its success at the Golden Globes. The director was Michel Hazanavicius and Jean Dujardin took the actor prize.
The Actress of the Year award was tied between Anna Paquin for her performance in Kenneth Lonergan's drama Margaret and Meryl Streep for her portrayal of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
The latter film also saw Olivia Colman scooping The Moet & Chandon Award: British Actress of the Year for her performance, as well as for her performance in Tyrannosaurus.
Kenneth Branagh was awarded Supporting Actor of the Year award for his turn as Laurence Olivier in My Week With Marilyn, while Michael Fassbender collected