Daniel Day-Lewis and Marion Cotillard at the BAFTAs
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Daniel Day-Lewis did more than scoop up yet another award for best actor
on Sunday night: he earned a little street cred from his kids.
"I don't know what my lads are going to think of this," the
father of three said holding up his BAFTA award, Britain's answer to
the Oscar, "but when they see me in a photograph with Daniel Radcliffe
they are going to take me really seriously."
The admiration between the two Daniels appeared mutual. The Harry
star told PEOPLE that of all the celebrities milling about the
Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden – including Kate Hudson
, Emily Blunt, Sylvester Stallone, and more – Day-Lewis was the star he was most eager to meet. "I do think that he's sort of incredible," Radcliffe said.
His There Will Be Blood
costar also was not surprised that Day-Lewis won. Paul Dano told PEOPLE, "You couldn't really ask for a better partner. He has a certain level of commitment, integrity. It is inspiring. I wish I knew how he does it."
An emotional Marion Cotillard, the 32-year-old French star of the Edith
Piaf biopic La Vie En Rose
, won best actress in a category that included Keira Knightley and SAG Award winner Julie Christie. (The film led the night with four wins.)
Best film honors went to Atonement
, the World War II epic that started the night with 14 nominations but came away with just two awards.
Javier Bardem won best supporting actor for No Country For Old Men
which also earned best director for Joel and Ethan Coen.
Tilda Swinton won best supporting actress for her role opposite George Clooney
in Michael Clayton
. When asked about the impact that Clooney
has on the ladies, Swinton, who is also nominated for an Oscar
on Feb. 24, joked to reporters backstage: "It's all PR. I can
tell you in confidence, it's lost on me. But one must go on."