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The Brits are taking over the Oscars…for this weekend at least.
The British Film and Television Arts Awards took center stage Sunday, giving us a possible indicator for which Oscar-nominated stars could take home those coveted Academy Awards statuettes in just a couple of weeks.
The U.K. awards show, which took place at the Royal Opera House in the Covent Garden district of London, tends to be a predictor of Oscar winners. Last year, for example, its pick for top film, The King's Speech, went on to win at the Academy Awards.
So, is awards-show frontrunner The Artist, which led the competition with a whopping 12 nominations, the top pick for Oscar gold?
It's really starting to seem like silence is golden.
The black-and-white flick was not only dubbed Best Film at the BAFTAs, but took home awards for director, screenplay, cinematography, music and costume design to boot.
And the film's leading man, Jean Dujardin, also won big, grabbing the award for Leading Actor.
The Artist's Berenice Bejo couldn't defeat Meryl Streep, however, who won the Leading Actress award for her role in Iron Lady (and lost her shoe on the way up to accept the award.
Meanwhile, it was 82-year-old Christopher Plummer who received a special honor, when he became the oldest person to ever nab a BAFTA with his win for Best Supporting Actor in Beginners.
And the tough-to-beat Help star Octavia Spencer once again earned top honors, taking home the award for Best Supporting Actress.
Check out the complete list of winners:
• Best Film: The Artist
• Leading Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
• Leading Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
• Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
• Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
• Director: The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
• Original Screenplay: The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
• Adapted Screenplay: Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy, Bridget O' Connor & Peter Straughan
• Film Not in the English Language: The Skin I Live In
• Animated Film: Rango
• Outstanding British Film: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
• Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Tyrannosaur, Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)
• Music The Artist
• Cinematography: The Artist
• Editing: Senna
• Production Design: Hugo
• Costume Design: The Artist
• Sound: Hugo
• Special Visual Effects: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2
• Makeup & Hair: The Iron Lady
• Short Film: Pitch Black Heist
• The Orange Rising Star Award: Adam Deacon
• Academy Fellowship: Martin Scorsese
• Short Animation: A Morning Stroll
• Documentary: Senna