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The 65th British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, were held on 12 February 2012 at the Royal Opera House in London, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2011. The nominations were announced on 17 January 2012 by actor Daniel Radcliffe and actress Holliday Grainger.[1] Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, accolades are handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality that were screened at British cinemas in 2011. Stephen Fry, who hosted from 2001 to 2006, returned to host the ceremony.[2] The Artist won seven awards out of its twelve nominations, including Best Film, Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, and Best Actor for Jean Dujardin. Meryl Streep won Best Actress for The Iron Lady. Christopher Plummer won Best Supporting Actor for Beginners and Octavia Spencer won Best Supporting Actress for The Help. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, directed by Tomas Alfredson, was voted Outstanding British Film of 2011.[3] Director Martin Scorsese was given the BAFTA Fellowship and Sir John Hurt garnered the BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award.[4]

65th British Academy Film Awards
Date12 February 2012
SiteRoyal Opera House, London
Hosted byStephen Fry
Highlights
Best FilmThe Artist
Best British FilmTinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Best ActorJean Dujardin
The Artist
Best ActressMeryl Streep
The Iron Lady
Most awardsThe Artist (7)
Most nominationsThe Artist (12)

Winners and nomineesEdit

 
Michel Hazanavicius, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay winner
 
Jean Dujardin, Best Actor winner
 
Meryl Streep, Best Actress winner
 
Christopher Plummer, Best Supporting Actor winner
 
Octavia Spencer, Best Supporting Actress winner
 
Adam Deacon, Orange Rising Star Award winner

BAFTA FellowshipEdit

Outstanding British Contribution to CinemaEdit

The Artist

Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist

Jean DujardinThe Artist as George Valentin

Meryl StreepThe Iron Lady as Margaret Thatcher

Christopher PlummerBeginners as Hal Fields

Octavia SpencerThe Help as Minny Jackson

Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist

Bridget O'Connor, Peter StraughanTinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Guillaume SchiffmanThe Artist

TyrannosaurPaddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

SennaAsif Kapadia

Ludovic Bource  – The Artist

Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley  – Hugo

Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo SchiavoHugo

Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler, David Vickery  – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Mark BridgesThe Artist

Marese Langan  – The Iron Lady

Gregers Sall, Chris King  – Senna

The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito)

Rango

A Morning Stroll – Grant Orchard, Sue Goffe

  • Abuelas – Afarin Eghbal, Kasia Malipan, Francesca Gardiner
  • Bobby Yeah – Robert Morgan

Pitch Black Heist – John Maclean, Gerardine O'Flynn

  • Chalk – Martina Amati, Gavin Emerson, James Bolton, Ilaria Bernardini
  • Only Sound Remains – Arash Ashtiani, Anshu Poddar
  • Mwansa the Great – Rungano Nyoni, Gabriel Gauchet
  • Two and Two – Babak Anvari, Kit Fraser, Gavin Cullen

Adam Deacon

Awards breakdownEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BAFTA Film Awards Nominations in 2012, bafta.org, 17 January 2012.
  2. ^ Stephen Fry Returns to British Academy Film Awards, bafta.org.
  3. ^ Reynolds, Simon (12 February 2012). "Orange BAFTA Film Awards 2012 winners list – in full". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  4. ^ Pond, Steve (12 February 2012). "'The Artist' Dominates at BAFTA Awards". Reuters. Retrieved 12 February 2012.

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