2012 BAFTA Awards – “The Artist” Prevails

“The Artist” took home seven awards in the recently concluded 65th annual BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards. Awards included best actor, best director and best film.

Michel Hazanavicius, filmmaker of the silent black and white film also won the prize for best original screenplay. Later, he told the BBC that many folks believed there was no script because it lacked a dialogue.

Jean Dujardin won the best actor award for his role in “The Artist”. He took top honors over George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Michael Fassbender. Dujardin said it was a real honor to receive this award.

“The Artist” is a French-made romance set in 1920s and 1930s Hollywood. It’s the story about a silent movies’ star who saw his career eliminated with the event of talking movies. It was nominated for 12 awards and walked away with seven of them.  It did well at the Golden Globes and has potential to do well at the Oscars. The other nominations it received included: cinematography, original screenplay, costumes and music.

Meryl Streep walked away with the best actress trophy for her role in “The Iron Lady”.  “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” was named outstanding British film. “The Iron Lady” also won for best makeup and hair.

Octavia Spencer won best supporting actress for her role in “The Help”, a civil rights drama. Spencer beat her co-star Jessica Chastain.

Christopher Plummer won the best supporting actor award for “Beginners”.

Peter Straughan took home the best adapted screenplay award for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”, which starred Oldman and had 11 nominations.

Other films that left BAFTA without empty hands included Rango (Animated Film), Senna (Documentary, Editing), The Skin I Live In (Film in a non –English Language), Tyrannosaur (Outstanding Debut),  Harry Potter and the Deadly hallows – Part 2(Special visual effects) and Hugo (Production Design, Sound).

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