BAFTA Film Awards 2012

photo: bafta.org

Sunday night the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) presented the 65th British Academy Film Awards in London. Hosted by Stephen Fry, the awards are the British equivalent to The Oscars and perhaps the next most prestigious. BAFTAs are presented in British and International categories and include some unique accolades like Academy Fellowship (Lifetime Achievement) presented to Martin Scorsese. Best British Debut is an award for the Director, Writer or Producer for their first film. The Orange Rising Star Award is chosen by the public and this year went to actor/rapper Adam Deacon.

BAFTA Awards went to:

Best Film: “The Artist”

Outstanding British Film: “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

Director: Michel Hazanavicius – “The Artist”

Leading Actor: Jean Dujardin – “The Artist”

Leading Actress: Meryl Streep – “The Iron Lady”

Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer – “Beginners”

Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer – “The Help”

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”

Original Screenplay: Michel Hazanavicius – “The Artist”

Adapted Screenplay: Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan – “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

Documentary: Asif “Senna”

Animated Film: “Rango”

Animated Short: “A Morning Stroll”

Academy Fellowship: Martin Scorcese

Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema: John Hurt

Orange Rising Star Award: Adam Deacon

For the full list of awards nominees and winners visit bafta.org

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