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'The Artist' Rules BAFTA Awards

Looks like Brits and Americans have similar taste in movies. The BAFTA Awards, the British equivalent of the Oscars, gave awards to many of the same faces that are up for Academy Awards. The Artist won Best Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay, and Cinematography. Meryl Streep won Best Actress for her performance in The Iron Lady. She lost her shoe on the way to the stage when accepting her award, and the dashing Colin Firth was there to rescue her. Christopher Plummer won a Supporting Actor award for Beginners while Octavia Spencer won Supporting Actress for The Help. Spencer said, “It’s been said that The Help is an American movie about American problems in American history and I’m so grateful to you for seeing beyond that.” Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy won Outstanding British Film, and Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In won for Best Non-English Language film.