British Academy Film Awards 2014 British Academy Film British Academy Film Awards 2014 'Argo' wins top Bafta prize
Iran hostage drama 'Argo' continued its journey from awards season outsider to favourite, winning three prizes, including best picture, at the British Academy Film Awards.

Ben Affleck was named best director for the based-on-reality 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.

Daniel Day-Lewis won his universally expected best actor trophy for Lincoln the only prize out of 10 nominations for Steven Spielberg’s historical biopic.

Emmanuelle Riva was named best actress for Michael Haneke’s poignant old-age portrait 'Amour'.
French revolutionary musical 'Les Miserables' won four prizes, including best supporting actress for Anne Hathaway.

James Bond adventure 'Skyfall' spied some elusive awards recognition, winning trophies for music and best British film. Kathryn Bigelow’s Osama bin Laden thriller 'Zero Dark Thirty' was shut out of the prizes, despite five nominations.