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The Artist Wins Big at the BAFTA Awards

13 February 2012 5:04 AM, PST | | See recent Hollywood Movies news »

The Brits love The Artist, that much was made clear when the results of this year's The Orange British Academy Film Awards were revealed this past weekend. The nearly silent black & white film won seven awards and cemented its spot as the favorite to win the Best Picture Oscar at the Academy Awards on February 26th. And while The Artist was expected to win big, Meryl Streep was sort of a surprise winner in the Best Actress category, given the fact the American actress is playing Margaret Thatcher and was up against stiff competition in the Best Actress category from Viola Davis, Tilda Swinton, Michelle Williams, and Berenice Bejo.

Here's a rundown of the major winners:

The Artist was recognized as Best Film and won in the director (Michel Hazanavicius), actor (Jean Dujardin), screenplay (Michel Hazanavicius), cinematography (Guillaume Schiffman), original music (Ludovic Bource), and costume design (Mark Bridges) categories.

Rango was named Best Animated Film. »

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'The Artist' Dominates BAFTA Awards

12 February 2012 9:44 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Orange British Academy Film Awards (or BAFTAs) were handed out tonight in London and -- as expected -- Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" dominated the proceedings, taking best film, best director, best actor, best original screenplay, best costume design, best cinematography and best music. Other major winners included Meryl Streep, Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer, who all joined "The Artist" star Jean Dujardin by taking home acting trophies, and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," which won best British film. Complete list of winners below. Best Film "The Artist" Outstanding British Film "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" Director Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer "Tyrannosaur" Leading Actor Jean Dujardin, The Artist Leading Actress Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady Supporting Actor »

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