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article image'The Artist' wins again; this time with BAFTA

By Tim O'Brien     Feb 13, 2012 in Entertainment
London - In case one is wondering if a BAFTA win means momentum come Oscar time, the answer is yes - - and no. OK, let's explain that a bit more.
Taking the last ten years, the answer would be no as only four times has the winner gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar. However, the last three years, it has, so that would be yes. But, "The Artist" certainly will get a boost from this as it takes film, artist, actor and screenplay.
Movie winners:
Best Film: "The Artist"
Outstanding British Film: "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Director: Michel Hazanavicius, "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"
Original Screenplay: "The Artist," Michel Hazanavicius
Adapted Screenplay: "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan
Film Not in the English Language: "The Skin I Live In"
Animated Film: "Rango"
The awards were handed out Sunday, Feb 12 at London's Royal Opera House.
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