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Although the 2012 Grammy Awards were the highlight last night, across the pond celebrities were singing a different tune. Last night the 2012 British Academy Film Awards were held!

Better known as the BAFTAs, they're Britain's equivalent to the Oscars. As countless celebs such as George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Penelope Cruz braved the London cold to dazzle the red carpet, a few movies made headlines of their own!
Silent movie The Artist had a stellar night, having won seven trophies including Best Picture. The black-and-white film also garnered a win for Jean Dujardin in the male acting category. Jean stated, "It's a simple story. It's a love story. It's universal. And there's a cute dog."
Considering the BAFTAs are often a predictor of our own Oscar night, maybe The Artist's big prizes will be an indicator of what's to come two weeks from now? It's been nominated for 10 Academy Awards and has already won three Golden Globes.
The silent film wasn't the only film generating a lot of buzz, however. Meryl Streep was named Best Actress for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. The movie also won a statue for hair and makeup.
According to the Daily News, Meryl explained, "The ambition of this film was to look at the life of the Iron Lady from the inside out, and to locate something real — maybe hidden but truthful — in the life of someone we've all decided we know everything about already."
Check out a complete list of winners from the 2012 BAFTA Awards:
 
Best Film
The Artist
 
Best British Film
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
 
Best Actor
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
 
Best Actress
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
 
Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
 
Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer, The Help
 
Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
 
Best Original Screenplay
The Artist
Best Adapted Screenplay
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
 
Best Visual Effects
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
 
Best Animation
Rango
 
Best Cinematography
The Artist
 
Best Editing
Senna 
 
Best Production Design
Hugo
 
Best Costume Design
The Artist
 
Best Make-Up & Hair
The Iron Lady
 
Best Score
Ludovic Bource, The Artist
 
Best Sound
Hugo
 
Best Foreign Language Film
The Skin I Live In
 
Best Documentary
Senna
Best Animated Film
Rango
Best Animated Short
A Morning Stroll
 
Best Live Action Short
Pitch Black Heist
 
Orange Rising Star Award
Adam Deacon, Anuvahood
 
Best Debut by a British Writer/Director/Producer
Paddy Considine, Tyrannosaur
 

 

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