‘Argo’ wins Best Picture and Best Director at BAFTAs

By Xingye Li,

After sweeping Golden Globe Awards, Critics Choice Awards and AFI Awards, Argo won another Best Picture and Best Director for Ben Affleck at the British Academy Film and Television Awards.

This ought to ease the blow after Affleck lost out on an Oscar nomination for Best Director. Argo also won in the category of Best Editing for William Goldenberg, reported Los Angeles Times.

BAFTA awarded Best Actor to Daniel Day-Lewis for his phenomenal performance in Oscar-favorite Lincoln, the film's only win out of its 10 nominations, reported AP.

The 85-year-old French actress Emmanuelle Riva received Best Actress, for her portrayal in Amour, which also won the award for Best Foreign-Language film.

The musical Les Miserable won most awards in the categories of Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway, Best Production Design, Best Make-Up & Hair and Best Sound, listed in Entertainment Weekly.

The BAFTAs were held Sunday in London. The inaugural awards kicked off in 1947 and have continued on to be likely indicators for Hollywood Oscar recipients in recent years.

 
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