Marion Cotillard's performance in La Vie En Rose wins Best Actress

Atonement was named the Best Film at the Bafta Awards last night.

The romantic epic – starring Keira Knightley and James MacAvoy – beat No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood and The Lives Of Others to take home the prestigious gong.

But the film’s stars came home empty-handed.

French actress Marion Cotillard, 32, saw off competition from Keira, 22, and favourite Julie Christie, 66, in the Best Actress category.

Daniel Day-Lewis, 50, continued his winning run by picking up the Best Actor award for his performance in oil drama There Will Be Blood.

Other winners included Brit Tilda Swinton, 47, for Best Supporting Actress and Javier Bardem, 38, took Best Supporting Actor.

Joel and Ethan Coen were jointly named Best Director for No Country For Old Men, German drama The Lives of Others was the Best Foreign Film, while Sir Anthony Hopkins, 70, received a lifetime achievement award.

Sienna Miller, 26, lost out to Transformers star Shia LaBeouf, 21, in the Rising Star category.

Kate Hudson, Jessica Biel, and Thandie Newton were there to applaud the winners at the ceremony held at the Royal Opera House.

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Best Film: ATONEMENT

Best Actor: DANIEL DAY-LEWIS

Best Actress: MARION COTILLARD

Best Director (David Lean Award): ETHAN AND JOEL COEN – NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

Best Supporting Actor: JAVIER BARDEM – NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

Best Supporting Actress: TILDA SWINTON – MICHAEL CLAYTON

Outstanding British Film Of The Year (Alexander Korda Award): THIS IS ENGLAND

Animated Feature Film: RATATOUILLE

Adapted Screenplay: THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY – RONALD HARWOOD

Short Animation Film: THE PEARCE SISTERS – JO ALLEN/ LUIS COOK

Achievement In Original Screenplay: JUNO – DIABLO CODY

Film Not In The English Language: THE LIVES OF OTHERS – QUIRIN BERG/ MAX WIEDEMANN/ FLORIAN HENCKEL VON DONNERSMARCK

Short Film: DOG ALTOGETHER – DIARMID SCRIMSHAW/ PADDY CONSIDINE

Music: LA VIE EN ROSE – CHRISTOPHER GUNNING

Cinematography: NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – ROGER DEAKINS

Editing: THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – CHRISTOPHER ROUSE

Production Design: ATONEMENT – SARAH GREENWOOD/ KATIE SPENCER

Costume Design: LA VIE EN ROSE – MARIT ALLEN

Sound: THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – KIRK FRANCIS/ SCOTT MILLAN/ DAVE

PARKER/ KAREN BAKER LANDERS/ PER HALLBERG

Achievements In Special Visual Effects: THE GOLDEN COMPASS – MICHAEL FINK/ BILL WESTENHOFER/ BEN MORRIS/ TREVOR WOODS

Make-up And Hair: LA VIE EN ROSE – JAN ARCHIBALD/ DIDIER LAVERGNE

Orange Rising Star Award: SHIA LABEOUF

Bafta fellowship: ANTHONY HOPKINS.