Skyfall picked up the award for Outstanding British Film at the BAFTA film awards last night, beating Les Miserables, which bookies were tipping to win the prize. Skyfall had been nominated in a total of eight categories, including Judi Dench for best supporting actress and Javier Bardem for best supporting actor, but in the end Thomas Newman picked up a second award for best original music.
The prize for Outstanding British Film award is the first time since From Russia With Love that the series has picked up a major BAFTA prize, when Ted Moore won the cinematography award. Since then nominations have been largely technical, such as the award for best sound won by Casino Royale.
Sam Mendes accepted the prize on behalf of everyone working on Skyfall, praising Daniel Craig for his “his bravery, his friendship and his sheer bloody-mindedness” and also suggested to reporters that he may be interested in directing another Bond film.