Date: 13th February 2012

The Artist dominates 65th Baftas

Silent movie The Artist has dominated the 65th Baftas, taking seven prizes including best film, best director and best actor, for its star Jean Dujardin.

As well as his director prize, filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius picked up the best original screenplay prize.

"Some people thought there was no script because there was no dialogue so the British are very clever," he said.

Meryl Streep won best actress, for Iron Lady, The (2011), while Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011) won outstanding British film.

The Artist's Dujardin, picking up best actor, said he was "thrilled to be in the company of such illustrious, talented actors" as fellow nominees Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, George Clooney and Michael Fassbender.

"To receive this award from the country of Laurence Oliver, William Webb Ellis and Benny Hill is an honour," the Frenchman added.

Accepting his best director Bafta, Hazanavicius, who gave a series of colourful speeches, said he was thrilled that award presenter Pitt "said my name correctly".

"I know that I will have some bad days because I'm a director but I will remember this day, today, as a good day," he added.

The film, the favourite for best picture at the Oscars on 26 February, also won prizes for best original score, cinematography and best costume design.

Best film

The Artist

The Descendants


The Help

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Outstanding British film

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

My Week With Marilyn



We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best director

Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive

Martin Scorsese - Hugo

Tomas Alfredson - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Lynne Ramsay - We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best actor

Jean Dujardin - The Artist

Brad Pitt - Moneyball

Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

George Clooney - The Descendants

Michael Fassbender - Shame

Best actress

Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady

Berenice Bejo - The Artist

Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn

Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin

Viola Davis - The Help

Best supporting actor

Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Jim Broadbent - The Iron Lady

Jonah Hill - Moneyball

Kenneth Branagh - My Week with Marilyn

Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Ides of March

Best supporting actress

Octavia Spencer - The Help

Carey Mulligan - Drive

Jessica Chastain - The Help

Judi Dench - My Week with Marilyn

Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids

Best animated feature film


The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn

Arthur Christmas

Best original screenplay

The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius

Bridesmaids - Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig

The Guard - John Michael McDonagh

The Iron Lady - Abi Morgan

Midnight In Paris - Woody Allen

Best adapted screenplay

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan

The Descendants - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

The Help - Tate Taylor

The Ides Of March - George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon

Moneyball - Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin

Best original score

The Artist - Ludovic Bource

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

Hugo - Howard Shore

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Alberto Iglesias

War Horse - John Williams


The Artist - Guillaume Schiffman

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Jeff Cronenweth

Hugo - Robert Richardson

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Hoyte van Hoytema

War Horse - Janusz Kaminski


Senna - Gregers Sall, Chris King

The Artist - Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius

Drive - Mat Newman

Hugo - Thelma Schoonmaker

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Dino Jonsater

Source: Press Release