'Argo' wins 3 BAFTA Awards including Best Picture, 'Les Miserables' takes 4

By Gold Derby News Desk
By Gold Derby News Desk
Feb 10 2013 13:18 pm
0
4
0
Email this to a friend
close
See Gold's Predictions
Get Gold Derby's free news alerts and predictions

BAFTAs BAFTA FIlm Awards Oscars Argo Lincoln Les Miserables Zero Dark Thirty film entertainment news 13579086

"Argo" was the big winner at Sunday's BAFTAs claiming Best Picture, Director (Ben Affleck) and Editing. Our Oscar odds favor it taking home Best Picture and Editing on Feb. 24.

The docudrama contended in seven races and had been predicted to win these three BAFTAs plus Adapted Screenplay, which went to "Silver Linings Playbook" instead. (See full list of winners here.) 

"Lincoln" -- which led with 10 nominations -- won just one prize: Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis).

"Les Miserables" prevailed with four of its nine bids, taking Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway), Makeup & Hair and Sound as we predicted, but also surprising in Production Design over heavily favored "Anna Karenina" which won just Costume Design. 

"Life of Pi" won two of its nine nods: Cinematography, Visual Effects

"Skyfall" took two of its eight races: British Film, Score

"Django Unchained" went two for five: Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz), Original Screenplay

"Amour" batted .500, winning two of its four races: Actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and Foreign Language Film. 

This year, BAFTA did away with the long lists that preceded the final nominations and restructured the nomination process to be more like that of the Oscars. 

All BAFTA members cast nomination ballots for Best Picture and the four performance prizes. Chapters (akin to the academy's branches) determined the nominees for a slew of creative categories -- Adapted Screenplay and Original Screenplay; Cinematography; Costume Design; Director; Editing; Make-Up & Hair; Original Music; Production Design; Sound; and Special Visual Effects.

The membership as a whole voted on the winners of all these races. And members could opt in to chapters and vote for the nominees and winners of the feature prizes for: Animation, British, Documentary and Foreign-language. 

Since these kudos were moved up in 2000 to take place while academy members are still voting, the BAFTAs have foreseen six of the 12 Best Picture Oscar winners -- Gladiator" (2000), "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003), "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008), "The Hurt Locker" (2009) and "The King's Speech" (2010) and "The Artist" (2011).

"The Artist" won seven of its leading 12 BAFTA bids -- Best Picture, Director & Original Screenplay (Michel Hazanavicius), Actor (Jean Dujardin), Cinematography, Costume Design and Score. It repeated in all these races but screenplay and cinematography at the Oscars. 

"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," which was second with 11 nominations, had to settle for Adapted Screenplay and Best British Film. Two of the other five films up for Best Picture -- "The Descendants" (3 noms), and "Drive" (4) -- were shut out while "The Help" won just one of its five races -- Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer); she also claimed the Oscar.

"The Iron Lady" won two of its three bids: Best Actress (Meryl Streep) and Makeup and repeated with both at the Oscars.  "Hugo," which reaped nine nods but was snubbed in the top race, won two as well -- Production Design and Sound. It won both those plus Cinematography, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects at the Oscars.   Christopher Plummer ("Beginners") became the oldest BAFTA acting champ with his Supporting Actor win for "Beginnners" before doing the same at the Oscars. 

 
Related News
Share
Email this to a friend
close
X

Advertisement

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Inside Track: Oscar Predictions

Oscars predictions

Earliest Oscars Predictions Ever

Our Oscarologists are busy updating their predictions as they see more and more contenders. Make your early picks now -- click here -- and change them later as the derby heats up.

Odds   View %  
Experts
1 BoyhoodBoyhood
9/2
2 UnbrokenUnbroken
13/2
3 BirdmanBirdman
15/2
4 The Imitation GameThe Imitation Game
15/2
5 The Theory of EverythingThe Theory of Everything
12/1
6 Gone GirlGone Girl
14/1
7 InterstellarInterstellar
14/1
8 FoxcatcherFoxcatcher
16/1
9 WhiplashWhiplash
33/1
10 The Grand Budapest HotelThe Grand Budapest Hotel
33/1
See complete statistics by Clicking Here
Hot Links from the Web
Photo Galleries: Oscars, Emmys, ...
Latest Forum Posts
The Catch All Supporting Actor/Actr..
I'm not a big fan of this category. There are enough roles that they could separ..
Who is the best film actor under 30..
Ezra Miller, Dane Deehan and Logan Lerman
Grammy ROTY winners 2000-2014 elimi..
+ Somebody That I Used To Know - Clocks"Rolling in the Deep" by Adele - 26"Reh..
Parks and Recreation performances e..
+ Retta- PlazaAmy Poehler as Leslie Knope - 23Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson - 20C..
Alfred Hitchcock Films (Elimination..
+Dial M for Murder- The Skin GamePsycho (1960) : 63Strangers on a Train (1951) :..
Subscribe to our free news service

Advertisement