BAFTA Awards

"The Artist" was named the year's best film at the Orange British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, sweeping through the ceremony just as it is expected to do at the Academy Awards in two weeks.

The black-and-white silent film was also given awards for director Michel Hazanavicius and leading actor Jean Dujardin, and for its screenplay, music, cinematography and costume design by voters from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" won awards for its sound and production design. Scorsese was also honored with BAFTA's Academy Fellowship, an honorary award given for "outstanding and exceptional contribution to film."

"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" won an award for its adapted screenplay and was also named Outstanding British Film, an award that usually goes to a film that is nominated for but does not win the Best Film award. ("The King's Speech" was an exception last year, winning both.)

The Margaret Thatcher biopic "The Iron Lady" also won a pair of awards, one for its makeup and one for leading actress Meryl Streep.