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AFFLECK, ARGO, WIN BRITAIN’S OSCARS

February 11, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

In yet a further embarrassment to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which had failed to nominate him in the Best Director category, Ben Affleck received the director’s top prize at Sunday night’s BAFTA awards, the British equivalent of the Oscars, and his film, Argo, was named Best Film. Affleck has now won […]

THE ARTIST A BIG WINNER AT BRITAIN’S BAFTAS

February 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In what is widely expected to be a preview of the Oscars, The Artist claimed seven awards at Britain’s BAFTA awards Sunday, including best film, best director and original screenplay (Michel Hazanavicius), and best actor (Jean Dujardin). Meryl Streep won the best actress award for her performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The […]

THE KING’S SPEECH BIG WINNER AT U.K.’S BAFTAS

February 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The King’s Speech dominated Sunday night’s BAFTA awards, Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars. The film, which also is touted as a probable big winner at the Oscars in two weeks, received seven awards, including best film and best British film. Colin Firth was presented the leading actor award for his performance as the stammering King […]