The Artist Wins Big!

The Artist silenced the competition at the 2012 BAFTA Awards. The French comedy dominated most of the major categories including best film. The black-and-white jewel will definitely be one to watch at this year's Oscars.

The Artist

Sunday night, The Grammys wasn't the only ticket in town. Some of Hollywood's finest traveled to London for the 2012 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards.

This year, The Artist was king as it walked away with seven wins, including best film, best director (Michel Hazanavicius) and best leading actor (Jean Dujardin).

Meryl Streep won best leading actress for her stellar performance in The Iron Lady, while 28-year-old Adam Deacon was given the rising star award .

The BAFTAs also recognized career achievements for both Martin Scorsese and actor John Hurt. Scorsese received the Academy Fellowship Award, which honors outstanding achievement in the art of the moving image.

Hurt earned a special statue for his multiple contributions to cinema. Over the course of his career, he's appeared in notable films such as The Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express and most recently Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Check out the full list of BAFTA winners below:

  • Best Film -- The Artist
  • Outstanding British Film -- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Director -- Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Leading Actor -- Jean Dujardin, The Artist
  • Leading Actress -- Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
  • Supporting Actor -- Christopher Plummer, Beginners
  • Supporting Actress -- Octavia Spencer, The Help
  • Rising Star (voted on by the public)  -- Adam Deacon
  • British Debut -- Paddy Considine and Diarmid Scrimshaw, Tyrannosaur
  • Original Screenplay -- Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Adapted Screenplay -- Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Film Not in the English Language -- The Skin I Live In
  • Original Music -- Ludovic Bource, The Artist
  • Cinematography -- Guillaume Schiffman, The Artist
  • Editing -- Senna
  • Production Design -- Hugo
  • Costume Design -- The Artist
  • Sound -- Hugo
  • Visual Effects -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2
  • Makeup and Hair -- The Iron Lady
  • Animated Feature -- Rango
  • Short Film -- Pitch Black Heist
  • Short Animation -- A Morning Stroll
  • Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema -- John Hurt
  • Academy Fellowship -- Martin Scorsese
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