Affleck’s Argo Adds the BAFTAs to Its Awards Run


The EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) for 2013 were given out on Sunday, February 10, and Ben Affleck’s Argo won three of the prestigious awards, including Best Film, Editing and Best Director for Affleck. Ever since the Oscar nominations in early January when Affleck was snubbed for a directing nomination, Argo has pretty much swept all the awards since then and the BAFTAs confirms its lead over the competition.

Tom Hooper’s musical Les Misérables won four BAFTA awards including another Supporting Actress win for Anne Hathaway. The Lead Actor and Actress awards went to Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln and Emmanuelle Riva for Amour.

Christoph Waltz also added another win to his plate for his supporting role in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, which also won Original Screenplay.

The 23rd James Bond movie Skyfall won awards for Outstanding British Film and Original Music.

You can read the full press release with the list of winners below:

Argo was named Best Film at tonight’s EE British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry, held at London’s Royal Opera House. Ben Affleck won the Director BAFTA and the film also took the Editing award.

Les Misérables won four BAFTAs: Production Design, Sound, Make Up & Hair and Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway.

Amour won the award for Film Not in the English Language and Emmanuelle Riva won Leading Actress. Leading Actor was awarded to Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln.

Christoph Waltz won Supporting Actor for his performance in Django Unchained and the film’s writer/director Quentin Tarantino won the Original Screenplay BAFTA.

Outstanding British Film and Original Music were awarded to Skyfall. Life of Pi won the Cinematography and Special Visual Effects BAFTAs.

Anna Karenina won the Costume Design award. Silver Linings Playbook writer/director David O. Russell took home the Adapted Screenplay BAFTA.

Director Bart Layton and Producer Dimitri Doganis received the award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for their first feature film The Imposter.

Searching for Sugar Man received the Documentary award, and Brave took home the Animated Film BAFTA.

The EE Rising Star Award, voted for by the public, was presented to Juno Temple.

The Making of Longbird won the Short Animation award and the Short Film award was presented to Swimmer.

Tessa Ross received the award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. The Fellowship, the highest accolade which the Academy can bestow, was presented to Alan Parker.