Argo wins Best Film BAFTA as Affleck takes Best Director.

Emmanuelle Riva is named Best Actress - 52 years after her first nomination!

by Jennie Kermode

Ben Affleck's winning streak continued at the BAFTAS tonight, as he picked up Best Director and Best Film awards for Argo, making him odds-on favourite to take this year's top Oscars.

One of the most remarkable winners of the night was 85 year old Emmanuelle Riva. First nominated for Best Actress at the event 52 years ago, for Hiroshima, Mon Amour, she took home the same award for Amour.

Enjoying an unexpected level of success, both Skyfall and Django Unchained must now be hoping for a slice of Oscar glory. Accepting his awards, Quentin Tarantino thanked his fans for standing by what he described as "a hot potato," acknowledging his film's controversial status.

This year's Rising Star Award went to Juno Temple, and is all the more impressive because she's had less screen time in which to attact viewer attention than most of her competitors. Her role in The Dark Knight Rises was heavily cut but the future is certainly looking bright for her, with upcoming parts in Maleficent and the Sin City sequel.

A special award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema went to Tessa Ross for her work at Film4.

Those award winners in full:

Best Film

Film Not In The English Language

Ben Affleck - Argo

Leading Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln

Leading Actress
Emmanuelle Riva - Amour

Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables

Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

Original Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained

Adapted Screenplay
David O Russell - Silver Linings Playbook

Searching For Sugar Man

Animated Film

Outstanding British Film

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer
Bart Layton (director), Dimitri Doganis (producer) The Imposter

Claudio Miranda - Life Of Pi

Original Music
Thomas Newman - Skyfall

Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran - Anna Karenina

Make Up & Hair
Lisa Westcott - Les Misérables

Special Visual Effects
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-jan De Boer - Life Of Pi

Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst - Les Misérables

William Goldenberg - Argo

Short Film
Swimmer - Lynne Ramsay, Peter Carlton, Diarmid Scrimshaw

Short Animation
The Making Of Longbirdd Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
Tessa Ross

Alan Parker

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