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BAFTA 2012 Winners. It's Our Final Pre Oscar Pit Stop

For reasons unbeknownst to  our puny mind American television doesn't believe in watching the BAFTAs live and instead makes us wait until we already know the winners and have possibly lost interest (especially on nights when they air hours after we know the winners opposite the Grammy Awards). I freely admit I've skipped them in busier years. I haven't been able to find a live stream of the actual show but this link promises a highlights reel and the video embedded at the bottom of this post covers arrivals so you can see a few of the gowns and a few interviews with the stars. 

I've given up the notion of live blogging as it'll be anti-climactic tonight at 8 pm but Xan Brooks at the Guardian was updating the event today.

I'm guessing: The Artist, Scorsese, Streep, Dujardin, Spencer and Plummer) UPDATE: Well, I got five of the six. Scorsese lost to Hazanavicius.

Quick Question before the winners: Why is everyone from Downton Abbey in mourning? So many black gowns. Or maybe they're just predicting that we'll all be in mourning when the second season ends and we have to wait another year. Nooooo

Downton Abbey Forevah!

Best Actor: Jean Dujardin in THE ARTIST
Best Actress: Meryl Streep in THE IRON LADY
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for THE ARTIST

Animated Film: RANGO
Documentary: SENNA
Rising Star (voted on by the public): ADAM DEACON
Original Screenplay: Michel Hazanavicius for THE ARTIST
Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema (tribute/noncompetitive): JOHN HURT
Outstanding British Film: TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer in THE HELP
Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer in BEGINNERS

Production Design: HUGO
Outstanding Debut: Paddy Considine for TYRANNOSAUR
Foreign Language Film: THE SKIN I LIVE IN
Makeup and Hair: THE IRON LADY
Costume Design: THE ARTIST
Cinematography: THE ARTIST
Editing: SENNA
Live Action Short: PITCH BLACK HEIST (starring Michael Fassbender. Why have I not heard of this?)
Animated Short: A MORNING STROLL
Sound: HUGO

The Beautiful People... The Beautiful People... ♫ BAFTA PHOTOS AND RED CARPET ARRIVAL VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP

The Iron Streep, Marilyn Stalker, WednesdayGolden God, Alien Icon, BreakthroughSexy Mofos Olivia & FassyFassy once more. The thumbs up commands us.

This video is red carpet arrivals.

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Reader Comments (40)

in iran ,i also have no way to watch cermony but my heart is with a separation if it(& probobly will) win for the first time i wanno give a massage in persian right here (if you permit of course)

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteramir

I am connected or whatever it's called with the site through my facebook account but I don't know how to watch the ceremony! Can anyone help?

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

i'm rooting for A Separation too as you know. ;) we'll know soon. the announcements are flying fast and furious and the awards are all over the place (though the artist has won the most)

February 12, 2012 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

James -- I'm told it's even shown on tape delay in the UK (how weird, right?) so there's really no way to watch it live.

February 12, 2012 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Wasn't the ceremony supposed to be at 9.00 pm London time?
In Italy it's now 8.50 p.m... which means in Uk it's 7.50... why are they already announcing winners???

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerris

I see. Thanks.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

No live stream in Hungary either, but my heart is with the magnificent Meryl Streep. Of course. :-)

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterprincipessa1121

Yes, not showing until 9pm here in the UK, although it is happening as we speak. What is the point, so they can edit out the 'unimportant' categories? Very annoying...

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBenji

really sad for the skin i live in over my heart a separation right now my only wish is my dear meyl she truely deserves not only for being truely and heavily overdue because being truely great ,best performance of year

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteramir

I love Pedro and I always will, but there's no better movie this year than A Separation. Foreign or not.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

where is the live stream of the tape delayed broadcast?

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertesh

Meryl Streeeeeeeeep!!!!! Yeah!

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerris


Live Stream HD here! ;)

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerris

From BAFTA twitter "Meryl Streep loses her shoe on her way to the stage but Colin Firth is there to rescue her!"

Drunk? Already? Again? ahahah Go Meryl!

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerris

finally meryl woooooooooooooooon great pick hope for oscars

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteramir

Yes, Meryl!

(But winning at the Baftas for playing Margaret effing Thatcher is expected. I don't think this means much, Oscar-wise.)

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

I'm happy for Meryl, but I'm pretty sure the Oscar is still Viola's. We'll see.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

John--- Never mind! If you just think about the fact that last Meryl's BAFTA was for The French Lieutenant's Woman... well, good signal... we are breaking the curse of not winning (though nominated) records! =) We are improving... I mean. =)

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerris

Congratulations to Meryl Streep for becoming a double BAFTA best actress winner.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter//3|RT

Ugh- really hoped that the brilliant and British Janet McTeer might edge out a win in her homeland....but no, the BAFTA's are clearly not so British anymore.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeehee

^ Uh...what the hell does that mean? Being british does NOT mean "hey vote for the british contender" (even if they do it sometimes).

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

I can safely say that these are the winners at the OSCARS on Feb. 26th:
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin in THE ARTIST
Best Actress: Meryl Streep in THE IRON LADY
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for THE ARTIST

Get ready people! They deserve to win!

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteredward

^ I don't think Actress is determined yet. Viola and Meryl are definitely neck-and-neck though.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

Actress will only be determined when they open that envelope a few weeks from now. And Clooney can still pull off an upset, as awful as that would be.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

I was hoping for a few surprises but oh well.

Meryl looked great though and Colin Firth putting on her shoe! I believe this means they have to get married. Sorry current spouses.

And that short film, Pitch Black Heist, is directed by one of the guys from the Beta Band!

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSVG

What I mean is, they cater to the American taste now much more than they did in the past. It's like all the awards have to go to the same exact people every single time and in everry single country now, which irks me, and takes the fun out of international cinema. Heck, even the French are slowly doing it as well.
I certainly didn't mean they have to vote for British movies or actors. I just hoped that Janet McTeer, who I happen to think gave a superior performance than that of the fine Octavia Spencer, might have had a little bit of advantage of it being her home turf, so to speak. That's all.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeehee

Oh, I get what you're saying. It just didn't sound like that at first. Sorry for sounding so harsh. :) I get what you mean. Idk, I think there's a balance. Just a few years ago Carey Mulligan and Colin Firth took home the prizes over frontrunners (even if Sandra wasn't nominated, Meryl was still a bigger contender then). I think sometimes there are just people that sweep every single big prize for whatever reason, and Octavia's another one of those people.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

Oh no, it's Meryl!

Her winning the Best Actress Oscar would be a strong indicator that the world will, in fact, end at the end of the year.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike M.

I think Viola might still get the Oscar exactly why Meryl had more chances at the Bafta's (besides being totally, completely deserving of it): the film itself. The Iron Lady was quintessentially British, just as much as The Help is a "very" American film, if you know what I mean. I personally would still go with Meryl, but that's just my opinion, we'll see. For the moment, just great, great, great to see Meryl win that Bafta!! :-)

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterprincipessa1121

Jessica Chastain gets more and more glamourous with each red carpet appearance. And after finally seeing her in The Debt, I can say I'm fully on Team Chastain. She was captivating in The Tree of Life and comical in The Help, but this picture really shows her emotional depth. Next up: Take Shelter.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSan FranCinema

You all say that the BAFTA's were expected to go with Meryl, but actually they weren't. MY WEEK WITH MARILYN was about Marilyn's British movie in the 50's and above all they had THE HELP listed as a best picture nominee - it was one of their five favorite films, while The Iron Lady wasn't. The good thing is that Harvey will probably try and make wonders in the next week. And the other thing is that Viola hasn't won since the SAG victory, while Meryl has the BAFTA (where she went for a very interesting speech), had the little shoe accident that really made her look so cute and of course will be receiving the Honorary Award in Berlin. And this means more press. And actually GG (drama) & BAFTA is usually a winning combination, statistically speaking. And SAG & BFCA is the combo Meryl had a few years ago. But Meryl has the NYFCC and the London Critics and some minor critics as well. It will be close, but if Harvey is doing his job, Meryl will win.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterzooey

I agree with Leehee. Olivia Colman and Vanessa Redgrave were egregious omissions this year.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

What is this obsession with Janet McTeer not winning? She wasn't even a nominee because her film wasn't eligible. Albert Nobbs doesn't have U.K. distribution yet.

And the notion that they should reward their "own" is silly. Do we really think Judi Dench, as fine an actress as she is, was more memorable or deserving than Octavia Spencer? And it's not like they don't reward Brits anymore...Colin Firth & Carey Mulligan won two years ago and they had no shot at winning Oscars. I do agree, however, that the Olivia Colman and Vanessa Redgrave snubs were egregious, but that's another story.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAaron

The Best Actress race will be a nail-biter come Oscar night. I think Jean Dujardin is definitely the favorite now to win best actor, although I assume George Clooney still has a good shot since The Academy and Hollywood in general loves him.

If anyone other than Spencer or Plummer wins in the supporting categories it will be a shocker. They should be writing their acceptance speeches.

The only other contentious category other than actress are the screenplay categories, I think. It's Midnight in Paris vs. The Artist in original and Moneyball vs. The Descendants in adapted (although I think Tinker Tailor is a very possible spoiler). I'm still putting money on Woody and Moneyball, although I could definitely see The Artist upsetting if there's a streak in place for the film.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAaron

If "A Separation" wasn't going to win Best Foreign-language Film, it really should have been "Incendies." After all, "Incendies" was robbed at the Oscars last year by the inferior "In a Better World."

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBill_the_Bear

Sorry, my bad. And it's not an obsession, just a rant that happened to coincide with a trend that I dislike about award shows. That I still stand by. I'm not saying that if you're British you should automatically be nominated or win, or that Americans should not be nominated, or that Brits should not be nominated for Academy Awards. I would like to see as many fine actors from all over the world be acknowledged for their work, that's all I'm saying. And this trend of Americanizing everything (and I live in the United states and love this country) just makes it less diverse.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeehee

I'm at the point where I want Streep to win just to confound the U.S. critics. They think they know everything.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbrandz

I'm at the point where I want Davis to win just to confound insane Meryl Streep fans. They think they know everything.

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

I'm actually watching the BAFTAs now on BBC....are they always this boring? Good lord, they put me to sleep.

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

I'd like to see a supporting oscar upset!

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTim B.
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