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'Skyfall', 'Argo' Win Top Prizes at 2013 BAFTAs

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Feb 10, 2013 | 2:27pm EST
the 2013 BAFTA award

Sunday night saw the best and brightest of this year's cinematic achievements battling it out for top honors at the 2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The nominees this year relied heavily on the work of a few: namely Argo, Skyfall, Les Misérables, Lincoln, and Life of Pi. Other notably-present films also included Zero Dark ThirtyAnna Karenina, and Silver Linings Playbook — making the winners across the pond a solid foreshadower of things to come when our own academy doles out top honors later this month.

Hosted by Stephen Fry, the Brits seem to echo the same sentiment as everyone else giving out awards this year: The Academy messed up. Big time. Ben Affleck took home yet another Best Director win for Argo, proving that sometimes even the people in charge make big mistakes that cause them to look a bit out of touch. Other continuining trends included Christoph Waltz and Anne Hathaway scoring additional supporting actor and actresss wins, and Amour shutting out the competition when it comes to foreign films. 

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Overall the awards were distributed fairly evenly amongst the top contenders, though one of the top nominees — Lincoln, with its 10 nominations — was nearly shut-out of actually winning anything. Daniel Day-Lewis' untouchable performance as Honest Abe gave them the film its only win of the night.

Check out the complete list of winners bleow:

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

Skyfall

SHORT ANIMATION

The Making of Longbird

SHORT FILM

Swimmer

COSTUME DESIGN

Anna Karenina

MAKE UP & HAIR

Les Misérables

ANIMATED FILM

Brave

SOUND

Les Misérables

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EDITING

Argo

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Life of Pi

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Skyfall

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

Bart Layton (Director), Dimitri Doganis (Producer) The Imposter

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

Life of Pi

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Silver Linings Playbook

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Amour

EE RISING STAR AWARD

Juno Temple

DOCUMENTARY

Searching For Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn)

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Les Misérables

DIRECTOR

Argo, Ben Affleck

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LEADING ACTRESS

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

LEADING ACTOR

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

BEST FILM

Argo

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