The Artist sweeps the 2012 BAFTAs

Silent movie takes home seven trophies

Silent cinema made a big noise at the BAFTA 2012 awards ceremony last night. Black-and-white charmer The Artist took home seven awards, including the coveted Best Film prize.

The BAFTA jury clearly had eyes for only one film at the red carpet event, held in London yesterday evening, as The Artist also took home the Best Director, Original Screenplay, Lead Actor, Costume Design, Cinematography and Original Music awards.

Also getting some loving were Octavia Spencer for The Help and Christopher Plummer for Beginners in the Supporting categories, while Meryl Streep added another Leading Actress award to her groaning cabinet for The Iron Lady.

Meanwhile, Thor actors Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston both missed out on the Orange Rising Star award, which went to Adulthood actor Adam Deacon.

On the British side of things, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy nabbed the Outstanding British Film prize (and deservedly so), while Paddy Considine’s phenomenal Tyrannosaur was awarded the Outstanding Debut gong.

See below for the full list of winners…

BEST FILM
The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Help
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
My Week With Marilyn
Senna
Shame
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need To Talk About Kevin

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Attack The Block - Joe Cornish (Director/Writer)
Black Pond - Will Sharpe (Director/Writer), Tom Kingsley (Director), Sarah Brocklehurst (Producer)
Coriolanus - Ralph Fiennes (Director)
Submarine - Richard Ayoade (Director/Writer)
Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Incendies
Pina
Potiche
A Separation
The Skin I Live In

DOCUMENTARY
George Harrison: Living In The Material World
Project Nim
Senna

ANIMATED FILM
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
Arthur Christmas
Rango

DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive
Martin Scorsese - Hugo
Tomas Alfredson - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Lynne Ramsay - We Need To Talk About Kevin

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig - Bridesmaids
John Michael McDonagh - The Guard
Abi Morgan - The Iron Lady
Woody Allen - Midnight In Paris

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash - The Descendants
Tate Taylor - The Help
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon - The Ides Of March
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin - Moneyball
Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

LEADING ACTOR
Brad Pitt - Moneyball
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
George Clooney - The Descendants
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Michael Fassbender - Shame

LEADING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo - The Artist
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn
Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin
Viola Davis - The Help

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Jim Broadbent - The Iron Lady
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh - My Week with Marilyn
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Ides of March

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Carey Mulligan - Drive
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Judi Dench - My Week with Marilyn
Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer - The Help

ORIGINAL MUSIC
The Artist - Ludovic Bource
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Hugo - Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Alberto Iglesias
War Horse - John Williams

CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist - Guillaume Schiffman
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Jeff Cronenweth
Hugo - Robert Richardson
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Hoyte van Hoytema
War Horse - Janusz Kaminski

EDITING
The Artist - Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius
Drive - Mat Newman
Hugo - Thelma Schoonmaker
Senna - Gregers Sall, Chris King
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Dino Jonsater

PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Artist - Laurence Bennett, Robert Gould
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
Hugo - Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacDonald
War Horse - Rick Carter, Lee Sandales

COSTUME DESIGN
The Artist - Mark Bridges
Hugo - Sandy Powell
Jane Eyre - Michael O'Connor
My Week With Marilyn - Jill Taylor
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Jacqueline Durran

MAKE UP & HAIR
The Artist - Julie Hewett, Cydney Cornell
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin
Hugo - Morag Ross, Jan Archibald
The Iron Lady - Marese Langan, Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland
My Week With Marilyn - Jenny Shircore

SOUND
The Artist - Nadine Muse, Gérard Lamps, Michael Krikorian
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 - James Mather, Stuart Wilson, Stuart Hilliker, Mike Dowson, Adam Scrivener
Hugo - Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - John Casali, Howard Bargroff, Doug Cooper, Stephen Griffiths, Andy Shelley
War Horse - Stuart Wilson, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, Richard Hymns

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn - Joe Letteri
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 -  Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler, David Vickery
Hugo - Rob Legato, Ben Grossman, Joss Williams
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes - Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White
War Horse - Ben Morris, Neil Corbould

SHORT ANIMATION
Abuelas
Bobby Yeah
A Morning Stroll

SHORT FILM
Chalk
Mwansa The Great
Only Sound Remains
Pitch Black Heist
Two And Two

THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
Adam Deacon
Chris Hemsworth
Chris O'Dowd
Eddie Redmayne
Tom Hiddleston
 

Happy with the winners? Or were some of your favourites left out? Chat it out below...

Comments

    • Heisenberg

      Feb 13th 2012, 7:33

      The movie was not worth 7 baftas, not by a long chalk. It was creative, relatively original by today's standards and mostly enjoyable, but i cant shake the feeling that this is pretentiousness winning through, that the people have to be seen to be liking it.

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    • BogdanZ

      Feb 13th 2012, 9:47

      what?! best foreign language film not awarded to A Separation?! disappointing. I mean The Skin I Live In is a very good film, but Separation is a great one

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    • vincent0176

      Feb 13th 2012, 9:49

      I think the nostalgia element has been way too big a factor. In terms of cinematic technology,it is a step backwards and haven't seen it yet so shoudln't really comment but I really can't shake the feeling that it's gotten too much hype just at awards season and at any other time it might have been forgotten as just another novelty.

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    • MxMagpie

      Feb 13th 2012, 13:09

      I am SO pleased The Skin I live in won an award! Really deserved it. Though the travesty of the night was Harry Potter winning best visual effects... over Tintin!? Come on...

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    • loveroflostgirl

      Feb 13th 2012, 14:31

      The Artist and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy are both excellent films and worthy winners however, am so very deserpointed that once again no love for Shame and even worse no love for Drive!

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 13th 2012, 20:06

      Seriously ........Adam Deacon.....you have got to be kidding. Ugh I have lost all faith in the British public, that award should have went to Tom Hiddleston !!! And don't get me started on the bloody Artist.

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    • piperboy

      Feb 14th 2012, 6:12

      @vincent0176 I think you should see this movie before making any assumptions. The artist won because it's was a well crafted, acted and executed movie. I was really hesitant about watching as i learned it was fully slient but once the movie started it was quite magical and I'm happy that it's been cleaning up at most of the awards show. now to the oscars!!

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    • writerdave87

      Feb 14th 2012, 10:04

      Dalidab if you think all those films are s**t and yet you like c**p like the resident evil films, I don't think you should be within a hundred miles of deciding which films get awards. It's idiots like you who got Adam Deacon the rising star award (and I like the guy, but he's no Hiddlestone).

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    • writerdave87

      Feb 14th 2012, 11:11

      I mean, if enough morons like you club together and vote for Paul WS Anderson films and c**p like Battlefield Earth, that doesn't make those films good, it just means there are a lot of idiots who can push a button. 'Stupid and tedious new homage to the real thing'? Thanks for proving my point about why a fat little unpleasant failed actor from Wakefield should never be in charge of a film awards.

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    • MikeyRix

      Feb 14th 2012, 13:37

      Good to see "The Artist" walking away with what it did; did better than I thought! (Just to inject some positivity into the comment feed, which oh dear, seems to be dedicated to feeding the troll again...)

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    • trist808

      Feb 14th 2012, 13:53

      The Artist is a wonderful film and deserves all the recognition it is receiving. I think some people on here are judging without even seeing it. In my opinion, if you don't like The Artist then you don't like cinema in general, you certainly aren't "The King" of it, that's for sure.

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