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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy scoops Bafta double

13th February 2012

The big screen adaptation of John le Carre's bestselling espionage novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy scooped two awards at the Bafta ceremony last night (February 12th).

It triumphed in the Outstanding British Film category, beating off stiff competition from the literary adaptations of Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk About Kevin and Colin Clark's My Week with Marilyn.

Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan also picked up the award for best adapted screenplay for their reworking of Le Carre's novel, defeating Tate Taylor's adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's The Help and Aaron Sorkin's screenplay based on Michael Lewis' Moneyball.

However, there was no Bafta glory for Gary Oldman, who portrays George Smiley in the film, as he lost out to The Artist's Jean Dujardin in the best actor category.

Oldman will have a chance for redemption on February 26th at the 84th annual Academy Awards, where he is again nominated for the best actor award, while Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is up for the best adapted screenplay and original score gongs.

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