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'Argo' Wins Best Film & Best Director At The 2013 BAFTAs, Emmanuelle Riva Wins Best Actress

by Oliver Lyttelton
February 10, 2013 2:01 PM
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Ben Affleck, Argo, director

Over the weekend, Hollywood's A-list have been flying into London to be greeted by the traditional British February welcome of rain-that-sometimes-turns-into-snow, in order to brave tonight's British Academy of Film and Television Awards (or BAFTA Awards), the U.K. equivalent to the Oscars.

The show's getting underway as we speak in the Royal Opera House in London, with whichever of the glittering selection of stars could be persuaded to appear to help their Oscar chances. So will "Argo" continue its award sweep? Or are there more surprises in store? You can see every winner below, plus you can see how they match up against our predictions right here.

Best Film
WINNER: "Argo"
"Les Misérables"
"Life of Pi"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Leading Actor
Ben Affleck - "Argo"
Bradley Cooper - "Silver Linings Playbook"
WINNER: Daniel Day-Lewis - "Lincoln"
Hugh Jackman - "Les Misérables"
Joaquin Phoenix - "The Master"

Leading Actress
Jessica Chastain - "Zero Dark Thirty"
Marion Cotillard - "Rust & Bone"
Jennifer Lawrence - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Helen Mirren - "Hitchcock"
WINNER: Emmanuelle Riva - "Amour"

Michael Haneke - "Amour"
WINNER: Ben Affleck - "Argo"
Quentin Tarantino - "Django Unchained"
Ang Lee - "Life of Pi"
Kathryn Bigelow - "Zero Dark Thirty"

Production Design
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer - "Anna Karenina"
WINNER: Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson - "Les Misérables"
David Gropman, Anna Pinnock - "Life of Pi"
Rick Carter, Jim Erickson - "Lincoln"
Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock - "Skyfall"

"The Imposter"
WINNER: "Searching For Sugar Man"
"West of Memphis"

Rising Star Award
Elizabeth Olsen
Andrea Riseborough
Suraj Sharma
WINNER: Juno Temple
Alicia Vikander

Film Not In The English Language
WINNER: "Amour"
"The Hunt"
"Rust & Bone"
"The Intouchables"

Outstanding Contribution To British Cinema
WINNER: Tessa Ross

Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio - "Argo"
Benh Zeitlin & Lucy Alibar - "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
David Magee - "Life of Pi"
Tony Kushner - "Lincoln"
WINNER: David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams - "The Master"
Judi Dench - "Skyfall"
Sally Field - "Lincoln"
Helen Hunt - "The Sessions"
WINNER: Anne Hathaway - "Les Misérables"

Special Visual Effects
"The Dark Knight Rises"
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
WINNER: "Life of Pi"
"Marvel Avengers Assemble"

Outstanding British Debut
WINNER: Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis - "The Imposter"
David Morris, Jacqui Morris - "McCullin"
Dexter Fletcher, Danny King - "Wild Bill"
James Bobin - "The Muppets"
Tina Gharavi - "I Am Nasrine"

Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin - "Argo"
WINNER: Christoph Waltz - "Django Unchained"
Javier Bardem - "Skyfall"
Philip Seymour Hoffman - "The Master"
Tommy Lee Jones - "Lincoln"

Original Screenplay
Michael Haneke - "Amour"
WINNER: Quentin Tarantino - "Django Unchained"
Paul Thomas Anderson - "The Master"
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola - "Moonrise Kingdom"
Mark Boal - "Zero Dark Thirty"

Original Music
Dario Marianelli - "Anna Karenina"
Alexandre Desplat - "Argo"
Mychael Danna - "Life of Pi"
John Williams - "Lincoln"
WINNER: Thomas Newman - "Skyfall"

Seamus McGarvey - "Anna Karenina"
Danny Cohen - "Les Misérables"
WINNER: Claudio Miranda - "Life of Pi"
Janusz Kaminski - "Lincoln"
Roger Deakins - "Skyfall"

WINNER: William Goldenberg - "Argo"
Fred Raskin - "Django Unchained"
Tim Squyres - "Life of Pi"
Stuart Baird -"Skyfall"
Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg - "Zero Dark Thirty"

"Django Unchained"
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
WINNER: "Les Misérables"
"Life of Pi"

Animated Film
WINNER: "Brave"

Make Up & Hair
Ivana Primorac - "Anna Karenina"
Julie Hewett, Martin Samuel, Howard Berger - "Hitchcock"
Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rink Findlater - "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
WINNER: Lisa Westcott - "Les Misérables"
Lois Burwell, Kay Georgiou - "Lincoln"

Costume Design
WINNER: Jacqueline Durran - "Anna Karenina"
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor - "Great Expectations"
Paco Delgado - "Les Misérables"
Joanna Johnston - "Lincoln"
Colleen Atwood - "Snow White and the Huntsman"

Short Animation
"Here To Fall"
"I'm Fine Thanks"
WINNER: "The Making of Longbird"

Short Film
"The Curse"
"Good Night"
WINNER: "Swimmer"
"The Voorman Project"

Best British Film
"Anna Karenina"
"Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
"Les Misérables"
"Seven Psychopaths"
WINNER: "Skyfall"

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  • TD | February 11, 2013 3:22 AMReply

    WTF Brave??? Both others were better

  • Sean | February 11, 2013 12:26 AMReply

    GOOOOO ARGGGOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!! Yesssssss. And P.s. fuck the academy for not giving him a Directors nod, just so pathetic. The academy is rally out of touch plz get a grip of reality & filmmaking plz..... Argo u are just 1 more step closer. Hoping u finish it out!

  • ap | February 11, 2013 10:21 AM

    I can never respect the opinion of someone who writes "plz" and "u"

  • huffy | February 10, 2013 8:43 PMReply

    Not sure I feel about Argo's inevitable win. On one hand it's far better than some of the potential winners and a nice throwback to old-school, adult filmmaking. On the other hand it's the definition of a three-star movie: good in every aspect but it does absolutely nothing to elevate the material into something greater (and given what No managed to this year in the same genre I have a hard time pretending Argo is anything more than a well-directed, well-acted, crackerjack thriller). It's heaps better than a lot of past winners but considering American cinema has produced films like Zero Dark Thirty and The Master this year I can't help but feel that as usual the Academy is behind the curve. In fact I think that Affleck's snub is one of the primary reasons why it has pulled ahead in what was an incredibly tight race.

  • jimmiescoffee | February 10, 2013 5:38 PMReply

    i didn't love 'argo' but i really liked it. that being said, the academy needs to be called out for fucking affleck and nominating a non-factor like benh zeitlin. haneke could fit here too even though 'amour' is fantastic. and by called out i mean scrutinized and made fun of.

  • zzzz | February 10, 2013 5:11 PMReply

    Embarrassing apart from Riva. When did the BAFTAs become even worse than the Oscars? Anna Karenina was robbed of score and production design. Amour was robbed of director and screenplay. If this were 10 years ago, Joaquin would have (rightfully) won over DDL.

  • Mass | February 10, 2013 4:47 PMReply

    So let me get this right, ARGO wins practically every Best Picture/Best Director awards this year, yet somehow the Academy forgets to nominate Affleck for Best Director? Just another example of how out of touch the Academy has become. ARGO for best Director, DiCaprio for supporting actor, THE MASTER for cinematography. Three snubs which make me wonder who in the world hi-jacked the Academy.

    I will laugh my ass off if they actually give Best Director/Pic to LINCOLN. It's just WAR HORSE with two good actors (DDL/TLJ) Laughably wtf dialogue, awful pacing, and roll of the eyes historically incorrect cliche moments. I expect more from Spielberg. SLP on the other hand would make me happy.

  • Alan B | February 11, 2013 6:45 AM

    So Affleck deserves a nomination ... because Spielberg doesn't? I'm sorry, but that's a false dichotomy: Affleck can do a better job than Spielberg, but still not deserve a nomination. His film was workmanlike: perfectly acceptable as an entertainment, not much more, and it falls on its ass whenever it tries to do anything more (the wife subplot, the dignified Iranian maid ... who's dignified and stuff, Affleck trying to play internal conflict). It's perfectly fine: have standards gone so low that "perfectly fine" is now the highest standard of film craft possible?

  • Mass | February 11, 2013 3:15 AM

    @Alan B

    Yes. I do. And clearly I'm not alone considering the majority of Best Pictures/Director awards of 2012 have gone out to Affleck and ARGO.

    Do you truly feel the bore-fest that was Directed by Spielberg was deserving of a nomination? Aside from a few fantastic shots, and a nice production design, LINCOLN was the same cliche predictable roll of the eyes crap I've seen from him since the 2000s. And in a one dimensional biased propoganda narrative, and you have all the makigs of LINCOLN.

    He claims to have done 6 years of research, yet somehow managed to completely distort and rewrite history. ARGO takes some crazy liberties as well, but at least it is enthrawling and entertaining. The Academy loves Spielberg too much, and by now it's embarrisingly convulsed and annoying.

    Really, my favorite film this year was DJANGO UNCHAINED, but I'm rooting for SLP to take home the prize.

  • Alan B | February 11, 2013 2:00 AM

    Yeah, Argo is the highest form of art that cinema can deliver, and the Academy are terribly out of touch for failing to recognise the extraordinary achievement of Affleck: he made a film that had more than one tone (comic and serious). Wow, that's the greatest thing that anyone has ever done, ever! Putting aside that Sydney Lumet could have taken that script and delivered a product with the same level of quality whilst half-asleep. When the hell did Affleck go from "wow, 'Gone Baby Gone' is really good, how did that happen?" to "Affleck is not only one of the top five best directors this year, he's actually the best"? I loved 'Gone Baby Gone': that film showed real emotional investment from both Afflecks and understood that the most powerful tension can derive from a simple scene between two flawed human beings arguing that what they believed was right. 'Argo' is a technical exercise is tension, which is fine as far as that goes, but - in your heart of hearts - do you truly believe that it was worthy of a Best Director nomination?

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