Catch up with the last seven days in the world of film
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And so, the endgame approaches. Like a Bond villain armed with a circular saw, the denouement of the award season moves remorselessly ever closer, cackling as it nears the groin of the spreadeagled movie-going public.
Last weekend saw the slicing of the Baftas, the British rehearsal for the Academy awards in two weeks' time. In their best bibs and tuckers, Hollywood's finest lined up with Britain's luvvie elite to tussle over, to quote Billy Connolly, "a death mask on a stick".
The upshot of the Royal Opera House do was that Argo soundly battered Lincoln, taking best film and best director. Skyfall, against type, won a big award for 007, the best British film.
Here's what the fashion crew made of the pre-show frock parade and here's what the Guardian's film team think it says about the Oscars. »
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