Streep Wins BAFTA!

Meryl Streep wins Best Actress for The Iron Lady, her first BAFTA win since 1981
Meryl Streep won the British Academy Award for Best Actress today for The Iron Lady! Oscars, her she comes. (And let me remind you why!) In other good news, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy had a good showing, winning Best British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay. The Artist was the big winner of the night, however, scooping 7 wins including Best Film, Director, and Actor for Jean Dujardin. It also won Best Screenplay, which seems like a bit of a joke, since it doesn't have any dialogue. (I think that makes a better case for why it deserves Best Director, but really? Best Screenplay over Midnight in Paris and Bridesmaids?) At least it lost Best Sound, which the silent film was actually nominated for. Don't get me wrong, I really like The Artist. I just feel like so many people saw a film that charmed them and then just... settled.

Anyhoo, full list of winners after the cut:
Hail to the Streep!

Best Film: The Artist
Best British Film: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Outstanding Debut:  Paddy Considine, Tyrannosaur
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best Leading Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Leading Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginner
Best Adapted Screenplay: Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Best Original Screenplay: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best Cinematography: The Artist, Guillaume Schiffman
Best Original Music: The Artist, Ludovic Bource
Best Costume Design: The Artist, Mark Bridges
Best Editing: Senna, Gregers Sall, Chris King
Production Design: Hugo; Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo
Best Sound: Hugo, Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley
Best Visual Effects: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt 2
Best Make Up & Hair: The Iron Lady, Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland, Marese Langan
Best Animated Film: Rango
Best Documentary: Senna
Best Film not in the English Language: The Skin I Live In
Best Short Film: Pitch Black Heist
Best Short Animation: A Morning Stroll