BAFTA Awards: 'The Artist' dominates Britain's film fete

the-artist-BAFT-noms.jpgIn the last major film awards ceremony before the Oscars, "The Artist" again took top honors, sweeping the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on Sunday (Feb. 12).

The black-and-white silent movie was named the year's best film, while director Michel Hazanavicius, lead actor Jean Dujardin, the movie's screenplay, music, cinematography and costume design also picked up top honors.

Meryl Streep walked away with a lead actress award for her role as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Christopher Plummer continued his own sweep by picking up the best supporting actor BAFTA for his role in "Beginners," while Octavia Spencer did the same for her portrayal of a maid in "The Help."

"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" also picked up an award for best adapted screenplay and was named Outstanding British Film.

A full list of winners follows below:

Best Film: "The Artist"
Outstanding British Film: "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: "Tyrannosaur," Paddy Considine (director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (producer)
Film Not in the English Language: "The Skin I Live In"
Documentary: "Senna"
Animated Film: "Rango"
Director: Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Original Screenplay: "The Artist," Michel Hazanavicius
Adapted Screenplay: "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan
Leading Actor: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Leading Actress: Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Original Music: Ludovic Bource, "The Artist"
Cinematography: Guillaume Schiffman, "The Artist"
Editing: "Senna," Gregers Sall and Chris King
Production Design: "Hugo," Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Shiavo
Costume Design: "The Artist," Mark Bridges
Make Up & Hair: "The Iron Lady," Mark Coulier, J.
Photo/Video credit: La Petite Reine
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