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"Argo" Wins Best Film at BAFTAs

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(LONDON) -- Ben Affleck's Argo received the top award Sunday in London at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards, or the BAFTAs.

The thriller earned the prize for best film, plus best director for Affleck.  It also was given an editing award.

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln was the leading nominee, with 10 nods, but it only picked up one award: best actor, for Daniel Day-Lewis.

Eighty-five-year-old Emmanuelle Riva of the French-language film Amour was named best actress.

The James Bond flick Skyfall earned the prize for best British film.

A full list of winners is available at BAFTA.org.  Here are the winners in the major categories:

Best Film

Argo

Outstanding British Film

Skyfall

Animated Film

Brave

Director

Argo, Ben Affleck

Original Screenplay

Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino

Adapted Screenplay

Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Leading Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Leading Actress

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Supporting Actor

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Supporting Actress

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

The EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

Juno Temple

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