Ben Affleck, Argo

Warner Bros. Entertainmen

Lincoln may have been the BAFTA favorite going into the competition, but it couldn't shut down Argo.

Although the presidential biopic racked up 10 nominations for the British Academy Film Awards this year, it was Ben Affleck's drama that stole the show, winning Best Picture. 

Ben Affleck

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While the Academy may have snubbed Affleck for this year's Oscars in the Best Director category, the Argo filmmaker won big at this awards show, taking that category as well.

Affleck could not make a three-peat out of his BAFTA wins, however, losing the leading actor honor to Daniel Day-Lewis for his starring role in Lincoln. On the the women's side, Amour star, 85-year-old Emmanuel Riva, beat out the likes of Helen Mirren, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain for the leading actress nod.

Meanwhile, Anne Hathaway and Christoph Waltz took home the supporting actress and supporting actor nods for Les Miserables and Django Unchained, respectively. 

Check out the complete list of winners:

Best Film: Argo

Leading Actor: Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln

Leading Actress: Emmanuel Riva, Amour

Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Director: Ben Affleck, Argo

Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Film Not in the English Language: Amour

Animated Film: Brave

Outstanding British Film: Skyfall

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis, The Imposter 

Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi

Editing: William Goldenberg, Argo

Production Design: Eve Stewart, Les Miserables

Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina

Sound: Les Misérables

Special Visual Effects: Life of Pi

Makeup & Hair: Lisa Westcott, Les Misérables

Short Film: Swimmer

The Orange Rising Star Award: Juno Temple

• Short Animation: The Making of Long Bird

• Documentary Searching for Sugar Man

• Original Score: Thomas Newman, Skyfall

• Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: Tessa Ross 

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