The Award went to Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist. Brad Pitt did a fine job of pronouncing Michel’s name and was congratulated on this by Michel himself. This was the films second Award for the evening with we are sure more to follow.
Colin Firth presented the Award for Leading Actress, the BAFTA went to Meryl Streep for her role in The Iron Lady.
This was not a surprise and seemed approved of in the room giving Streep a standing ovation.
The BAFTA for Best Leading Actor was presented by Penelope Cruz. The Award went to Jean Dujardin for his role in The Artist. This was the films third Award of the night. Dujardin really seemed shocked to be receiving the Award but had luckily prepared a speech so he wasn’t lost for words but did seem to struggle at parts to get through his speech.