Bond wins best film prize at Baftas

Skyfall picked up another accolade on Sunday, being named Outstanding British Film of the year at the Bafta awards.

The Bond movie, the third starring Daniel Craig as the suave spy, is the highest-grossing film of all time at the UK box office.

Skyfall director Sam Mendes paid tribute to the “bravery and brilliance” of Craig and “the great” Ian Fleming, who created the James Bond character.

Some of Hollywood’s leading figures braved the wind, rain and sleet to meet fans on the red carpet at the Baftas.

The award for best short film went to Swimmer, made by Lynne Ramsay, who directed We Need to Talk About Kevin.

The Making of Longbird picked up the award for best short animation.

Jacqueline Durran won the award for costume design for her work on the Keira Knightley film Anna Karenina.

Lisa Westcott won the award for best make-up and hair, for Les Miserables.

Brave, a Disney fantasy set in the Scottish Highlands, was named best animated film.

The award for sound went to Les Miserables and that for editing went to Argo, Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage crisis drama.

Mark Strong presented the cinematography award to Claudio Miranda for his work on Life Of Pi which was picked up on his behalf by the film director Ang Lee.

Stephen Fry hosted the event, which started with Paloma Faith performing the INXS hit “Never Tear Us Apart”.


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