Black-and-white turned to gold for silent movie “The Artist” at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards on Sunday with wins for best film, director and leading actor, while Meryl Streep walked off with the prize for leading actress.
Following is a list of winners of the main awards, handed out during a televised ceremony. The BAFTAs are Britain’s top movie honours and the most prestigious industry awards outside of the United States.
BEST FILM: “The Artist”
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM: “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
DIRECTOR: Michel Hazanavicius for "The Artist"
LEADING ACTOR: Jean Dujardin in "The Artist"
LEADING ACTRESS: Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Octavia Spencer in “The Help”
OUTSTANDING BRITISH DEBUT: “Tyrannosaur”
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: “The Skin I Live In”
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Michel Hazanavicius for "The Artist"
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
ANIMATED FILM: “Rango”
For the sixth year running the historic Royal Opera House in Covent Garden will play host to the BAFTA Film Awards.
The Royal Opera House is today an internationally recognised centre of opera and a worthy host of the Film Awards ceremony. The latest renovation project was completed in December 1999 at a cost of £178m and the glamorous Main Hall holds up to 2,000 people.