MUMBAI: Iran hostage drama Argo won three awards including
best-picture, at yesterday's British Academy Film Awards.
Affleck was named best director for the film based on
a real story of a long shot plan to rescue a group of
American diplomats from Iran after the 1979 Islamic
Revolution and the film also took the editing trophy.
George Clooney, one of the producers of Argo,"I
don't know what you're going to do for a third act."
Daniel Day-Lewis won the best-actor trophy for Lincoln
- the only prize out of 10 nominations for Steven Spielberg's
historical biopic. Emmanuelle Riva, the 85-year-old
French film legend, was named best actress for Michael
Haneke's poignant old-age portrait Amour. It also was
named best foreign-language film.
the other hand, Les Miserables won four awards including
best supporting actress for Anne Hathaway. James Bond
adventure Skyfall won trophies for best music and best
Suraj Sharma, who was nominated in the EE Rising Star
Award for his role on Life Of Pi, lost the trophy to
actress Juno Temple. Juno, the actress of The Atonement
was clearly more popular than Sharma as the rising star
trophy is the only award at BAFTA that is decided by