Lincoln received ten nominations. Les Misérables and Life of Pi were each nominated in nine categories; Skyfall had eight nominations, Argo had seven nominations and Anna Karenina had six. Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty were each nominated five times, but who were the winners at last night’s glittering ceremony?
The EE British Academy Film Awards took place at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London with Les Misérables, Argo and Skyfall all picking up serious gongs. The proceedings were overseen by QI host Stephen Fry (pictured).
The best adapted screenplay went to Silver Linings Playbook while best animated film was won by Brave. The best short animation was won by The Making Of Longbird while best short movie went to Swimmer.
Best film cinematography went to Life of Pi while best original film score went to Skyfall. Best original screenplay was won by Django Unchained. Ben Affleck picked up best film director while Tessa Ross was bestowed an award for an outstanding contribution to British cinema last year.
Last years most outstanding British movie was according to BAFTA Skyfall while costumes were designed the best by the team on Anna Karenina.
The best make-up and hair created in movie over the past 12-months was seen in Les Misérables, the film also picked up best production design.
Searching for Sugar Man won best film documentary while the editing gong was bestowed on William Goldenberg of Argo.
Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer went to Bart Layton and Dimitri Doganis for The Imposter while the rising star award went to Juno Temple.
Amour won best film not in English Language, while the sound gong went to Les Misérables and special effects was bestowed on Life of Pi.
Best leading actor was given to Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln while Best leading actress was won by Emmanuelle Riva for Amour. Best supporting actor went to Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained while Les Misérables picked up another as Anne Hathaway took best supporting actress.
Best film of the year went to Argo while a film fellowship was given to Sir Alan Parker.
[Reported by Mike Waktins]