Argo was awarded Best Film last night at the EE British Academy Film Awards and it also picked up the Director award for Ben Affleck, while British Musical Drama Film Les Misérables, received four honours including Best supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway. Other winners included Daniel Day-Lewis who received the Leading Actor award for Lincoln, Emmanuelle Riva won Leading Actress for Amour, Quentin Tarantino won the Original Screenplay BAFTA for Django Unchained and Skyfall was awarded Outstanding British Film.
Champagne Taittinger, official Champagne Partner to BAFTA for the 11th consecutive year, added extra sparkle to the proceedings, not least through the very elegant attendance of Vitalie Taittinger at the Awards Ceremony. Vitalie is the Artistic Director at Champagne Taittinger and daughter of Managing Director, Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger. Special BAFTA labelled Magnums and 75cl bottles of Champagne Taittinger Brut Réserve were served at the Award Ceremony. A bottle was also included in the gift bags, given to all nominees and presenters. Taittinger is one of the few premium Champagne houses to remain owned and actively managed by the named family. It is proud to support the work of BAFTA to acknowledge and encourage the highest achievements in film and television.
As New Zealand's most awarded winery for more than 30 years, Villa Maria makes a very fitting Official Wine Partner to the Academy. Guests at the glamorous awards dinner and after-party at Grosvenor House, enjoyed glasses of delicious Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 wines which were served to complement the wonderful food.