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Iran hostage crisis drama Argo has won the prize for best movie and best directing at Britain's BAFTA awards, in a further boost for 's movie at the Oscars later this month.

Lead acting prizes went to for Lincolnand for Amour, with supporting awards going to for Django Unchained, and for Les Miserables.

Here's the full list of winners:

Best Film Argo

Best Director Ben Affleck, Argo

Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Best Original Screenplay Django Unchained

Best Adapted Screenplay Silver Linings Playbook

Best British Film Skyfall

Best Film Not in the English Language Amour

Best Animated Film Brave

Best Documentary Searching for Sugar Man

Best Editing William Goldenberg, Argo

Best Costume Design Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina

Best Cinematography Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi

Best Original Music Thomas Newman, Skyfall

Best Make-Up and Hair Lisa Wescott, Les Miserables

Best Visual Effects Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, Donald R. Elliott, Life of Pi

Best Production Design Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson, Les Misérables

Best Sound Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst, Les Misérables

Best British Debut Bart Layton and Dimitri Doganis, The Imposter

Rising Star Award Juno Temple

Best Animated Short The Making of Longbird

Best Live-Action Short Swimmer

In other words, it was one of the most equitably-shared awards in years. Even though Argo won the biggest prizes, it by no means swept the board.

That a classy spy movie won the prize, an American president took Leading Actor and an 85-year-old landed Leading Actress is a testament to the inclusiveness of the BAFTAs this year - and I think that's rather a good result.

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