The 2012 Orange BAFTA ceremony tonight was, as expected, dominated by Michael Hazanavicius’ silent black-and-white love story The Artist
Taking home seven awards in total, including ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Actor for Jean Dujardin
’, ‘Best Original Screenplay’, ‘Original Music’, ‘Cinematography’ and ‘Best Costume Design’, The Artist
won almost every category it competed in.
Although Dujardin was a surprise over George Clooney
for Best Actor, there was no shock for Best Actress with the BAFTA going to Meryl Streep
for The Iron Lady
, which was also honoured for the extraordinary Make-up & Hair category.
In the supporting category The Help
’s Octavia Spencer
won Supporting Actress and Christopher Plummer
won Best Supporting Actor for Beginners
, as expected.
Outstanding British Film and Adapted Screenplay went to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
(Documentary, Editing) and Hugo
(Production Design, Sound) also winning two Baftas.
In a huge surprise Pedro Almodovar
’s The Skin I