Belfast Telegraph

Friday 27 February 2015

Daniel adds another award at Baftas

Daniel Day-Lewis has another award under his belt
Daniel Day-Lewis has another award under his belt

Daniel Day-Lewis has picked up yet another acting gong at the 2013 Baftas - while James Bond film Skyfall and Ben Affleck's Argo were also winners.

Daniel, who plays the US President in Steven Spielberg's political biopic Lincoln, picked up the Best Actor award to add to his Golden Globe and Screen Actor's Guild honours.

The latest James Bond adventure Skyfall was named Outstanding British Film and also won the award for Best Original Music. Director Sam Mendes paid tribute to the "bravery and brilliance" of leading man Daniel Craig and "the great" Ian Fleming, who created the character of Bond.

Ben Affleck was named Best Director by Ian McKellen for his work on Argo which was also named Best Film. Affleck, who rose to fame as an actor, said: "I want to say this is a second act for me and you've given me that, this industry has given me that and I want to thank you and I'm so grateful and proud."

Lincoln star Sally Field came on stage to present the award for Original Screenplay without her presenting partner Eddie Redmayne after he was taken ill backstage. The award went to Quentin Tarantino for his western Django Unchained. One of its stars, Christoph Waltz, won the award for Best Supporting Actor and paid tribute to Tarantino who he described as a "silver-penned" writer.

The award for an Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer went to Bart Layton and Dimitri Doganis for their documentary The Imposter.

The next award, for Special Visual Effects, went to the 3D spectacular Life Of Pi before George Clooney presented the award for Supporting Actress to Les Miserables star Anne Hathaway.

The award for Best Adapted Screenplay went to David O Russell for Silver Linings Playbook, before Trainspotting director Danny Boyle presented the award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema to FilmFour boss Tessa Ross.

The award for Film Not in the English Language went to Amour and one of its stars, Emmanuelle Riva, was named Best Actress. The EE Rising Star Award - which is voted for by the filmgoing public - went to Juno Temple.

The award for Best Documentary went to Searching For Sugarman. The ceremony ended with the awarding of a special Bafta Fellowship to filmmaker Sir Alan Parker.

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