Yesterday, while most of you were watching LL Cool J host the Grammys, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts took place and to no one’s surprise The Artist won big. The BAFTAs, commonly known as the British Oscars, is one of the main award shows along with the Golden Globes that helps predicts who will take home an Oscar.
Nearly every film that won a major award also won the award at this last month’s Golden Globes. It seems that the award season is going to be a tidy one with very little upsets.
Below is a list of the BAFTA winners of the major awards. A complete list can be found here.
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
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