'The Artist' runs away with awards at the Baftas

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'The Artist' runs away with awards at the Baftas

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The French silent movie ‘The Artist’ came away with a fistful of prizes at the 65th British film and television awards ceremony. It took seven including best film, best director and best actor for its star Jean Dujardin.

The Baftas are Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars and often an indication as to how the honours will be handed out at that gliz and glamour get-together in a couple of weeks time.

It came as small surprise to anyone, apart from Meryl Streep, that she won best actress for her critically acclaimed portrayal of Britain’s only woman prime minister, Margaret Thatcher in the film ‘The Iron Lady’.

And staying on a British theme, the thriller ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ may have missed out in the best film category but it did take the outstanding British film award.