Ben Affleck’s “Argo” won the BAFTA awards for Best Picture tonight, pretty much securing its Oscar hold on the similar award. Daniel Day Lewis won Best Actor for “Lincoln,” Emmanuelle Riva won Best Actress for “Amour,” Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress for “Les Miz,” and Christoph Waltz took Best Supporting Actor for “Django Unchained.”
The James Bond hit “Skyfall” was Best British Picture. Affleck also won Best Director. If the Motion Picture Academy writes Affleck’s name on their ballots, he can win here too. But he’s not on the ballot.
Riva is not likely win in the US either, where Jennifer Lawrence has the lead. The Brits didn’t really get “Silver Linings Playbook” because of the American football theme.