12 February 2012 1:59 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The 2012 Orange BAFTA Awards ceremony takes place tonight at London’s Royal Opera House, the biggest night on the British film calendar once again hosted by Stephen Fry.

Going into the usual British bias/nepotism heavy show is the surprise that a French produced movie is odds on favourite to take the top prize.

Michael Hazanavicius’ delightful silent black-and-white movie is expected to take Best Film at the 65th BAFTA ceremony tonight, with George Clooney (The Descendants) and Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) favourites to win the best actor and best actress prizes. None of these people are British!!

This is somewhat unprecedented as back in September when Tomas Alfredson’s methodically paced adaptation of John Le Carre’s spy thriller Tinker Tailor Solider Spy hit cinemas with an outstanding all British ensemble and an astonishing performance from the much loved and under-appreciated Gary Oldman, it was hard to see »

- Matt Holmes

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