February 11, 2013 - 10:41 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Ben Affleck's "Argo" has done it again, continuing its seemingly unstoppable roll through awards season by being named Best Film at the EE British Academy Film Awards in London, TheWrap said.
In a ceremony that tipped its hand when "Argo" won the award for film editing during the show's first hour, the CIA-meets-Hollywood drama won three awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), including Best Film and Best Director, the day after winning the Scripter Award in Los Angeles.
"Argo" has also won top awards from the Producers Guild, Directors Guild and Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Movie Awards.
In the Leading Actress category, 85-year-old Emmanuelle Riva of "Amour" won the award over Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain, giving a boost to her legitimate shot of scoring an upset at the Oscars.
Leading Actor, on the other hand, went to the prohibitive favorite: Daniel Day-Lewis for "Lincoln." Though Steven Spielberg's film about the 16th president went into the event with a field-leading 10 nominations, Day-Lewis had its only win.
Hathaway won the Supporting Actress award for "Les Miserables," as she has at almost every awards show in which the category is handed out.
Christoph Waltz won the Supporting Actor award for "Django Unchained" over Oscar contenders Tommy Lee Jones, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Alan Arkin. The final Oscar nominee, Robert De Niro for "Silver Linings Playbook," was not nominated by BAFTA. The win was Waltz' second BAFTA; he also won for "Inglourious Basterds" three years ago.
Overall, "Les Miserables" topped the field with four wins: supporting actress, makeup & hair, sound and production design. "Argo" won three, while "Skyfall," "Django Unchained," "Life of Pi" and "Amour" won two.