2012 BAFTA Award Winners — 'The Artist' Cleans Up!


Feb. 13 2012, Published 1:34 p.m. ET

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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!OK! NEWS: THE ARTIST, HUGO AND TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY LEAD THE 2012 BAFTA NOMINATIONS!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.OK! GALLERY: MICHELLE WILLIAMS, MERYL STREEP & MORE ATTEND BAFTA TEA PARTY PRE-GOLDEN GLOBESThe 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 FilmThe Artist Best British FilmTinker Tailor Soldier Spy Best ActorJean Dujardin, The Artist Best ActressMeryl Streep, The Iron Lady Best Supporting ActorChristopher Plummer, Beginners Best Supporting ActressOctavia Spencer, The Help Best DirectorMichel Hazanavicius, The Artist Best Original ScreenplayThe Artist

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Best Adapted ScreenplayTinker Tailor Soldier Spy Best Visual EffectsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Best AnimationRango Best CinematographyThe Artist Best EditingSenna  Best Production DesignHugo Best Costume DesignThe Artist Best Make-Up & HairThe Iron Lady Best ScoreLudovic Bource, The Artist Best SoundHugo Best Foreign Language FilmThe Skin I Live In Best DocumentarySenna

Best Animated FilmRango

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Best Animated ShortA Morning Stroll Best Live Action ShortPitch Black Heist Orange Rising Star AwardAdam Deacon, Anuvahood Best Debut by a British Writer/Director/ProducerPaddy Considine, Tyrannosaur  


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