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‘Argo’, Ben Affleck and Anne Hathaway: the Big Winners of Bafta

By on February 11, 2013

Ben Affleck’s film , ‘Argo‘,  won tonight the most important awards of the British Film Academy (BAFTA), Best Picture and Best Director, only two weeks away from the Oscars.

The British film gala, held at the majestic Royal Opera House in London, awarded its annual awards at a gala on which the super production of “Lincoln” directed by Steven Spielberg, who had ten nominations, only won the award for best actor for Briton Daniel Day-Lewis.

“Argo”, the third film directed by actor Ben Affleck, also won the award for best editing, until a total of three of the eight awards to which he was a candidate.

The Bafta were scattered and was the musical “Les Miserables” which won more awards, a total of four, which were lower grades (makeup, sound, actress and production design).

Emmanuelle Riva, 85 year old, was recognized as best actress for her role in the film heartbreaking “Amour” by Austrian Michael Haneke, also winning best film award Foreign Language.

The Spanish Javier Bardem was left without achieving a second BAFTA as Best Supporting Actor for “Skyfall” this award is vested in the Austrian Christoph Waltz for “Django Unchained” from Quentin Tarantino, director who rose further with the award for best original screenplay the “spaghetti Western”.

It was the only winner of the night Austrian director Michael Haneke as was one of the prizes “sung” the best foreign language film, the love story “Amour”, starring Jean Louis Trintignant veterans and Emmmanuele Riva.

Anne Hathaway was the winner of the Bafta for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the musical “Les Miserables” and won against Judi Dench who last performed as “M” in “Skyfall”, the latest film by James Bond saga, also awarded as Best British Film.

The exciting adventure of 007 also achieved a Bafta minor, the best original soundtrack.

Among the surprises of the night, the comedy “Silver Linings Playbook”, a love story starring a schizophrenic and a quirky girl, won the Bafta for best adapted screenplay, ahead of the favorites, “Lincoln” and “Argo”, which started with ten and eight nominations, respectively.

“Life of Pi” by Ang Lee, who chose to nine awards, had to make do with two children: special effects and photography.

The British film gala, just two weeks to be delivered Hollywood’s Oscars, met in London to an impressive constellation of stars that had to walk down the red carpet under a relentless rain and a temperature of only zero degrees.