The BAFTAs, or the British Academy Awards, were held last night, and in a sign of what I believe is to come for the Oscars this year, The Artist was the big winner, as well as Jean Dujardin, who won for best actor. He had a very busy weekend, flying from Paris to New York for a live taping of “Saturday Night Live,” before heading back to England to accept his awards. Here’s his very sweet acceptance speech.
Meanwhile, Meryl undeservedly took home best actress, but it was kind of worth it after Colin Firth rescued her shoe all Prince Charming-like.
Here is the list of all the winners.
Best Picture: The Artist
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Best Actress: Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Best Supporting actress: Octavia Spencer - The Help
Best Supporting actor: Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Best Animated film: Rango
Best Documentary: Senna
Most Outstanding British film: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Best Film not in the English language: The Skin I Live In
Most Outstanding debut: Tyrannosaur
Best Adapted screenplay: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan
Best Original screenplay: The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius
Best Original score: The Artist - Ludovic Bource
The Rising star award: Adam Deacon
The Academy fellowship: Martin Scorsese
Most Outstanding contribution to British cinema: John Hurt