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'Argo' named best film at Britain's Oscars

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  • Actor and director Ben Affleck with the award for Best Film for "Argo," at the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London.

      Actor and director Ben Affleck with the award for Best Film for "Argo," at the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London.
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  • British director Alan Parker, left, with the Fellowship award, and American producer-actor Kevin Spacey pose backstage at the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London.

      British director Alan Parker, left, with the Fellowship award, and American producer-actor Kevin Spacey pose backstage at the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London.
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  • Actor Daniel Day-Lewis holds the award for Leading Actor for his role in "Lincoln," at the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London.

      Actor Daniel Day-Lewis holds the award for Leading Actor for his role in "Lincoln," at the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London.
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  • Actors George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Ben Affleck pose with the award for Best Film, for "Argo," backstage at the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London. The film was produced by Clooney and Heslov and was directed by Affleck. Allfleck also starred in the film.

      Actors George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Ben Affleck pose with the award for Best Film, for "Argo," backstage at the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London. The film was produced by Clooney and Heslov and was directed by Affleck. Allfleck also starred in the film.
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  • English actress Juno Temple poses with the EE Rising Star Award backstage at the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London.

      English actress Juno Temple poses with the EE Rising Star Award backstage at the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London.
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  • Actress Jennifer Lawrence, poses with writer-director Quentin Tarantino as he holds the award for best Original Screenplay for "Django Unchained," at the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London.

      Actress Jennifer Lawrence, poses with writer-director Quentin Tarantino as he holds the award for best Original Screenplay for "Django Unchained," at the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London.
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  • Writer-director Quentin Tarantino holds the award for best Original Screenplay for "Django Unchained," at the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London.

      Writer-director Quentin Tarantino holds the award for best Original Screenplay for "Django Unchained," at the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London.
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  • Actress Anne Hathaway poses backstage with the award for Supporting Actress for her role in "Les Miserables," at the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London.

      Actress Anne Hathaway poses backstage with the award for Supporting Actress for her role in "Les Miserables," at the BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in London.
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Iran-hostage drama "argo" continued its journey from awards-season outsider to favorite sunday, winning three prizes, including best-picture, at the british academy film awards. ben affleck, who has made a remarkable journey from little-regarded actor to award-winning director, dedicated his directing prize to "anyone out there who's trying to get their second act."

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