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 The World of Film in Australia - on the Internet Updated Wednesday March 25, 2020 

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The whole world, it seems, has been seduced by Michel Hazanaviciusí silent B&W romantic ode to 1920s Hollywood, The Artist, with the Brits paying generous attention with seven BAFTA Awards, including Best Film and Best Director. The British Academy also generously awarded their Fellowship to American filmmaker Martin Scorsese, perhaps some consolation for his film, Hugo, not being awarded anything but Production Design.

Meryl Streep, as expected, won the Best Actress Award for The Iron Lady and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was voted Outstanding British Film of the Year, with John Hurt receiving a career gong for Outstanding contribution to British cinema.

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Film: The Artist

Actor: Jean Dujardin - The Artist

Actress: Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady

Director: Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

Supporting actress: Octavia Spencer - The Help

Supporting actor: Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Animated film: Rango

Documentary: Senna

Outstanding British film: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Film not in the English language: The Skin I Live In

Outstanding debut: Tyrannosaur

Adapted screenplay: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan

Original screenplay: The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius

Production design: Hugo - Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo

Cinematography: The Artist - Guillaume Schiffman

Makeup and hair: The Iron Lady - Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland, Marese Langan

Costume design: The Artist - Mark Bridges

Editing: Senna - Gregers Sall and Chris King

Sound: Hugo - Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley

Original score: The Artist - Ludovic Bource

Rising star award: Adam Deacon

Academy fellowship: Martin Scorsese

Outstanding contribution to British cinema: John Hurt

Special visual effects: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 - Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler and David Vickery

Short animation: A Morning Stroll - Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe

Short film: Pitch Black Heist - John Maclean and Geraldine O'Flynn

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The Artist

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady

Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Octavia Spencer - The Help

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