"Les Miserables" tops "Argo" at BAFTAs
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"Les Miserables" tops "Argo" at BAFTAs


Anne Hathaway with her BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress.

13 Feb – Even though "Argo" won top honours (again!) at Britain's most prestigious awards ceremony, Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" won most awards at the event with four BAFTAs, including Production Design, Sound and Make Up & Hair, and Anne Hathaway's win for Best Supporting Actress.

Even so, "Argo" still had the upper hand by winning the top prize for Best Film, Best Director and Best Editing. The Ben Affleck-directed movie had received top honours before with the recent Golden Globes, and the SAG awards to name a few, and has had controversy with the upcoming Oscars as Affleck has not received a nod for best Director.

Daniel Day-Lewis received his Best Actor BAFTA for his portrayal of Lincoln, and is one of the favourites to win the same prize at the Oscars again. The Oscar favourites continue as Christoph Waltz receives his prize for Best Supporting Actor and Quentin Tarantino receives his for Best Screenplay for the movie "Django Unchained".

"The BAFTAs mean more to me because I am an Anglophile," jokes Christoph Waltz after the win.

85-year-old "Amour" actress Emmanuelle Riva took home the Best Actress award, beating out Jennifer Lawrence, who had won most film awards previously for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook".

Other awards include Visual Effects which went to "Life of Pi", Costume Design to "Anna Karenina", and Original Music to the British favourite, "Skyfall".

Also honoured at the BAFTAs was Juno Temple, a British favourite with roles in "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Atonement" received the Orange Rising Star Award, which was voted by the public.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Film - Argo
Best Director - Ben Affleck, Argo
Best Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress - Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Best Supporting Actor - Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress - Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Best Original Screenplay - Django Unchained
Best Adapted Screenplay - Silver Linings Playbook
Best British Film - Skyfall
Best Film Not in the English Language - Amour
Best Animated Film - Brave
Best Documentary - Searching for Sugar Man
Best Editing - William Goldenberg, Argo
Best Costume Design - Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina
Best Cinematography - Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi
Best Original Music - Thomas Newman, Skyfall
Best Make-Up & Hair - Lisa Wescott, Les Misérables
Best Visual Effects - B. Westenhofer, G. Rocheron, E.J. De Boer, D. R. Elliott, Life of Pi
Best Production Design - Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson, Les Misérables
Best Sound - S. Hayes, A. Nelson, M. Paterson, J. Allen, L. Walpole, J. Warhurst, Les Misérables
Best British Debut - Bart Layton and Dimitri Doganis, The Imposter
Orange Rising Star Award - Juno Temple
Best Animated Short - The Making of Longbird
Best Live-Action Short - Swimmer



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