Ben Affleck leads BAFTA winners


Ben Affleck took home the top two titles at last night’s EE BAFTA awards, winning Best Director and Best Film for his hit movie Argo.

The actor-turned-director was overlooked at this years Oscars, ¬†however Ben had the last laugh as the humble star took home the coveted trophies from London’s Royal Opera House.

Collecting the Best Film prize, Affleck told the star-studded audience: “I was talking to people from the studio and they were like “We never win!” so this really is the most incredible surprise.”

Earlier, Affleck was presented with the Best Director award by Ian McKellen, and said of his prize: “I want to say this is a second act for me and you’ve given me that, this industry has given me that and I want to thank you and I’m so grateful and proud.”


That's better: Affleck posed up with George Clooney and Grant Heslvov as the trio celebrated after winning Best Film for Argo
Ben posed with George Clooney and Grant Heslvov as the trio celebrated after winning Best Film for Argo


Affleck’s producer partner George Clooney later told the actor: “I’ve got to say Ben, if this is your second act, I don’t know what you’re going to do for your third act.

You really are remarkable at what you do.”

Argo beat Les Miserables, Life Of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty to claim the Best Film title, while Affleck beat Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained, Ang Lee for Life Of Pi, Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty and Michael Haneke for Amour for the director prize.





Best Film

Ben Affleck (Argo)

Leading Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

Leading Actress
Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)

Bafta Fellowship
Sir Alan Parker

THE EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
Juno Temple

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
Tessa Ross

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis (The Imposter)

Film Not in the English Language

Searching For Sugar Man

Outstanding British Film

Animated Film

Original Screenplay
Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)

Original Music
Skyfall (Thomas Newman)

Life Of Pi (Claudio Miranda)

Argo (William Goldenberg)

Costume Design
Anna Karenina (Jacqueline Durran)

Make-up and Hair
Les Miserables (Lisa Westcott)

Les Miserables

Short Animation
The Making Of Longbird

Short Film

Adapted Screenplay
David O Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

Production Design
Les Miserables (Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson)

Special Visual Effects
Life Of Pi