Ludovic Bource has won the Orange British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) in the Original Music category for his score for The Artist. Bource accepted his award in person at the awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London. The composer’s competitors in the category were Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Howard Shore (Hugo), Alberto Iglesias (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) and John Williams (War Horse). The award marks Bource’s first BAFTA win. The composer has previously received the Golden Globe for his work on the black-and-white silent film and is considered to be the frontrunner to win the Academy Award on February 26. UPDATE (February 13): To watch Bource’s BAFTA speech, as well as a backstage interview, visit YouTube.