“Argo” Wins Best Film at BAFTAs
(LONDON) — Ben Affleck’s Argo received the top award Sunday in London at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards, or the BAFTAs.
The thriller earned the prize for best film, plus best director for Affleck. It also was given an editing award.
Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln was the leading nominee, with 10 nods, but it only picked up one award: best actor, for Daniel Day-Lewis.
Eighty-five-year-old Emmanuelle Riva of the French-language film Amour was named best actress.
The James Bond flick Skyfall earned the prize for best British film.
A full list of winners is available at BAFTA.org. Here are the winners in the major categories:
Outstanding British Film
Argo, Ben Affleck
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
The EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
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