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Monday
Feb112013

"Argo" Wins Best Film at BAFTAs

Warner Bros. Pictures(LONDON) -- Ben Affleck's Argo received the top award Sunday in London at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards, or the BAFTAs.

The thriller earned the prize for best film, plus best director for Affleck.  It also was given an editing award.

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln was the leading nominee, with 10 nods, but it only picked up one award: best actor, for Daniel Day-Lewis.

Eighty-five-year-old Emmanuelle Riva of the French-language film Amour was named best actress.

The James Bond flick Skyfall earned the prize for best British film.

A full list of winners is available at BAFTA.org.  Here are the winners in the major categories:

Best Film

Argo

Outstanding British Film
Skyfall

Animated Film

Brave

Director
Argo, Ben Affleck

Original Screenplay

Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino

Adapted Screenplay
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Leading Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Leading Actress
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Supporting Actor

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

The EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
Juno Temple

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Thursday
Jan102013

"Lincoln" Earns Leading 10 Nominations for BAFTAs

David James, SMPSP©DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC(LONDON) -- The Steven Spielberg film Lincoln is the leading nominee for this year's British Academy Film Awards, or the BAFTAs.

The drama received 10 nods on Wednesday for the U.K.'s answer to the Oscars.  It is nominated for best film, leading actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones, and supporting actress for Sally Field.  However, Spielberg was left out of the best-director race.

Lincoln is expected to receive several nominations Thursday morning for the Oscars.  It's the leading nominee for this Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.

Les Miserables and Life of Pi both picked up nine BAFTA nominations.  The James Bond film Skyfall has eight nods.

The BAFTAs will be presented on Feb. 10 at London's Royal Opera House.

A full list of nominees is available at BAFTA.org.

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Monday
Feb132012

'The Artist' Has Big Night at the BAFTAs, Wins Seven Awards

"The Artist" director Michel Hazanavicius. GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The Artist captured seven awards Sunday night at the BAFTAs, the British equivalent to the Oscars.

The silent movie was named best film, and its lead star, Jean Dujardin, received the best leading actor prize.  Michel Hazanavicius earned awards for best director and best original screenplay for his work on The Artist.

Meryl Streep won the award for best leading actress, for The Iron Lady.  The supporting actor and actress prizes went to Beginners star Christopher Plummer and The Help star Octavia Spencer, respectively.

The Gary Oldman drama Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy received the award for outstanding British film.

Here are the winners in the major categories at the BAFTAs, presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts:

Best Film
The Artist

Outstanding British Film
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Leading Actor
Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Leading Actress
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Rising Star

Adam Deacon

Best Original Screenplay
The Artist

Best Adapted Screenplay
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Animated Feature
Rango

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema

John Hurt

Academy Fellowship
Martin Scorsese

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Tuesday
Jan172012

'The Artist' Scores 12 BAFTA Nominations

"The Artist" director Michel Hazanavicius. GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The hit silent movie The Artist continues to gain momentum heading to the Academy Awards.  It won three Golden Globe Awards Sunday, and on Monday it picked up a leading 12 nominations for this year’s British Academy Film Awards, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy is nominated in 11 BAFTA categories.  Hugo received nine nominations, while The Help and War Horse picked up five nods each.

The British film awards are considered a barometer for the upcoming Academy Awards.  The BAFTA trophies will be handed out on Feb. 12 in London.

Here’s a rundown of the nominees in several BAFTA categories:

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

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


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

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

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

LEADING ACTRESS
Bérénice 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

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Monday
Feb142011

'The King's Speech' Wins Big at the BAFTAs

Photo Courtesy - The Weinstein Company(LONDON) -- The King's Speech ruled the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, or the BAFTAs, in London on Sunday.

The film received seven awards at England's equivalent of the Oscars, including best picture, best actor for Colin Firth, best supporting actor for Geoffrey Rush and best supporting actress for Helena Bonham Carter.

Natalie Portman was named best actress, for Black Swan.

The Social Network earned three awards, including best director for David Fincher and best adapted screenplay for Aaron Sorkin.

Inception also received three prizes.  In addition, Inception actor Tom Hardy won the Rising Star Award, as determined by a public vote.

Here are the winners in the major BAFTA categories:

Best Film
-- The King's Speech

Best British Film
-- The King's Speech

Leading Actor
-- Colin Firth, The King's Speech

Leading Actress
-- Natalie Portman,  Black Swan

Supporting Actor
-- Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Supporting Actress
-- Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech

Director
-- The Social Network, David Fincher

Animated Film
-- Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich

Original Screenplay
-- The King's Speech, David Seidler

Adapted Screenplay
-- The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin

Rising Star
-- Tom Hardy´╗┐

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Wednesday
Jan192011

'The King's Speech' Tops BAFTAs with 14 Nominations

Photo Courtesy - The Weinstein Company(LONDON) -- The King's Speech is the talk of England.  The film leads the way with 14 nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, or BAFTAs, which are considered Britain's answer to the Oscars.

The movie picked up nods for best picture, as well as best actor for Colin Firth, best supporting actor for Geoffrey Rush, best supporting actress for Helena Bonham Carter, and best director for Tom Hooper.  Black Swan garnered 12 nominations, while Inception and True Grit grabbed eight.

This year's BAFTAs also awarded a nomination to the late actor Pete Postlethwaite, who died earlier this month.  He was nominated for best supporting actor for The Town.  The BAFTAs last handed out a posthumous award in 2009 to Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight, also in the best supporting actor field.

The best actress field looks like an "All Right" race, with Annette Bening and Julianne Moore each scoring a nomination for The Kids Are All Right.

The BAFTAs will take place Feb. 13, two weeks before the Academy Awards. 

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