The Artist cleans up at the BAFTAs with seven awards

The Iron Lady, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Senna also do well at the UK film bash

The Artist dominated the BAFTA Film Awards last night (February 12), taking home a total of seven awards.

The silent film, which has wowed critics, picked up the award for Best Film, Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, Best Actor for its star Jean Dujardin, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score and the awards for Best Costume Design and Cinematography.

The Iron Lady also enjoyed a strong showing, with Meryl Streep winning the award for Best Actress and the film itself awarded Best Hair and Make Up at the ceremony, which took place at London’s Royal Opera House.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which had been nominated for a total of 11 awards, only picked up two in the end, winning for Best Adapted Screenplay and Outstanding British Film.

British veteran Christopher Plummer took home the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Beginners, while Octavia Spencer wonBest Supporting Actress for her turn in The Help.

Hugo, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and motor racing documentary Senna were among the winners in the technical categories.

BAFTAs 2012 – hits and misses

The full list of winners for BAFTA Film Awards 2012 is as follows:

Best Film

The Artist

Outstanding British Film

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

Tyrannosaur – Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)

Film Not In The English Language

The Skin I Live In

Best 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

Best Documentary


Animated Film


Original Screenplay

The Artist

Adapted Screenplay

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Original Music

The Artist – Ludovic Bource


The Artist – Guillaume Schiffman


Senna – Gregers Sall, Chris King

Production Design

Hugo – Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo

Costume Design

The Artist – Mark Bridges

Make Up & Hair

The Iron Lady – Marese Langan


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

Visual Effects

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

Short Animation

A Morning Stroll – Grant Orchard, Sue Goffe

Short Film

Pitch Black Heist – John Maclean, Gerardine O’Flynn

The Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award

Adam Deacon