Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin Win Big at the 2012 BAFTAs

Posted Sunday February 12, 2012 5:27 PM GMT

Making for quite the memorable evening, Jean Dujardin was one of the big winners at the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2012 in London, England on Sunday (February 12).

Held at The Royal Opera House, the 39-year-old French actor took home the prize of Best Leading Actor for his stirring performance in "The Artist".

In claiming the honors, Mr Firth beat out fellow nominees Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, George Clooney and Michael Fassbender.

Meanwhile, Meryl Streep took home top honors in the Best Actress category for her work in "The Iron Lady".

Fellow female nominees in the running for the esteemed accolade included Berenice Bejo, Michelle Williams, Tilda Swinton and Viola Davis.

The ceremony saw was hosted by Stephen Fry while John Hurt received the BAFTA Award For Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema during the ceremony.

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