Filmmakers went home happy as almost everyone went home with an award at the recent British Academy Film and Television Award.
Three of the most important winners of the night are Skyfall, Les Miserables and Argo. Skyfall has beaten the bookies' favourite Les Miserables to win the outstanding British film award at the Baftas. This is the first recognition for James Bond in 50 years.
Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem in Skyfall (MGM)
The film, directed by Sam Mendes, won over stiff competition with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Anna Karenina and Seven Psychopaths. It was the first award for the 007 franchise since 1963, when it received a nod for cinematography for Ted Moore's From Russia With Love.
Aside from that, it has received 42 nominations over the past 50 years, largely for technical awards rather than the more glamorous acting or best film categories. Skyfall also took the award for best original music by Thomas Newman, including the title track performed by Adele. Dame Judi Dench, who played M, leapt up with excitement as Skyfall's victory was announced.
Michael G Wilson, one of the film's producers, thanked all those who had worked on the franchise to ensure it was "loved throughout the world".
Ben Affleck must be on top of the world right now as his film Argo has won best film and best director. While Les Miserables took home best supporting actress, best production design, best sound, and hair and make-up awards.
Below is the complete list of winners of the 2013 British Academy Film Awards.
Film - "Argo"
British Film - "Skyfall"
Director - Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln."
Actress - Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"
Supporting Actor - Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Supporting Actress - Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
Rising Star - Juno Temple
British Debut - Bart Layton and Dimitri Doganis, "The Imposter"
Original Screenplay - Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"
Adapted Screenplay - David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Film Not in the English Language - "Amour"
Music - Thomas Newman, "Skyfall"
Cinematography - "Life of Pi"
Editing - "Argo"
Production Design - Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson, "Les Miserables"
Costume Design - "Anna Karenina"
Sound - "Les Miserables"
Visual Effects - "Life of Pi"
Makeup and Hair - "Les Miserables"
Animated Feature - "Brave"
Short Film - "Swimmer"
Short Animation - "The Making of Longbird"
Documentary - "Searching for Sugar Man"
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema - Tessa Ross
Academy Fellowship - Alan Parker
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