Day-Lewis, Riva take acting honors
hair, sound, and production design. Hathaway reserved “very special thanks” for French novelist Victor Hugo “without whom none of us would be here.” Helmer Bart Layton and producer Dimitri Doganis won the Carl Foreman Award for outstanding debut by a British scripter, helmer or producer for docu “The Imposter.” However the film missed out on the best docu award, which went to “Searching for Sugar Man.” James Bond hit “Skyfall” was honored with the Alexander Korda Award for outstanding British film while composer Thomas Newman, won for original music. “This is a first for the Bond films,” said producer Michael G. Wilson. Helmer Sam Mendes dedicated the award to the 1,292 people that worked on the film. Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or winner “Amour,” was named best film not in the English language. The film’s lead actress, Emmanuelle Riva, won for her role over 50 years after her first BAFTA nomination in 1961, as best foreign actress for Alain Resnais’ 1959 film “Hiroshima, Mon Amour.” David O. Russell accepted the award for best adapted screenplay for “Silver Linings Playbook” and honored all the scripters in the room. “It’s been a wonderful year for film and a wonderful year for writers,” said Russell. Accepting the BAFTA for original screenplay Quentin Tarantino praised Harvey Weinstein and Amy Pascal for supporting his “Django Unchained” which he described as a “hot-potato script.” An emotional Christoph Waltz praised “silver-penned devil” Tarantino as he accepted supporting actor honors for the film. “Why I get to stand here is no mystery, it says so at the beginning of the movie: written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It all starts and ends with Quentin,” said Waltz. Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” was honored for cinematography and VFX. The publicly voted EE Rising Star Award went to “Killer Joe” and “The Dark Knight Rises” actress Juno Temple, beating Elizabeth Olsen, Andrea Riseborough, Suraj Sharma and Alicia Vikander. The British actress thanked the public who voted for her “especially my little brother Felix, who I think got his entire school to vote for me.” Pixar’s Scotland-set “Brave” was named best animated film, winning over stop-motion animations “Frankenweenie” and “ParaNorman.” As previously announced, filmmaker and five-time BAFTA winner Alan Parker was feted with the BAFTA Fellowship and Tessa Ross, controller of film and drama at U.K. broadcaster Channel 4, was honoured for outstanding contribution to British cinema. Parker told the assembled press after the ceremony that he hoped to return behind the camera again. “I never really stopped making movies. It’s just that the last four or five screenplays I’ve worked on haven’t got made.” Parker’s last film was 2003’s “The Life of David Gale.” And the winners are Best Film “Argo,” Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov Director 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” Outstanding British Film “Skyfall,” Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer Bart Layton (Director), Dimitri Doganis (Producer), “The Imposter” Documentary “Searching for Sugar Man,” Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn Original Screenplay “Django Unchained,” Quentin Tarantino Adapted Screenplay “Silver Linings Playbook,” David O. Russell Film Not in the English Language “Amour,” Michael Haneke, Margaret Menegoz Animated Film “Brave,” Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman Original Music “Skyfall,” Thomas Newman Cinematography “Life of Pi,” Claudio Miranda Editing “Argo,” William Goldenberg Production Design “Les Miserables,” Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson Costume Design “Anna Karenina,” Jacqueline Durran Sound “Les Miserables,” Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst Makeup & Hair “Les Miserables,” Lisa Westcott Special Visual Effects “Life of Pi,” Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, Donald R. Elliott Short Animation “The Making of Longbird,” Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson Short Film “Swimmer,” Lynne Ramsay, Peter Carlton, Diarmid Scrimshaw EE Rising Star (Audience Award) Juno Temple Academy Fellowship Alan Parker Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema Tessa Ross
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