BAFTA Winners take top nod

Kathryn Bigelow, Colin Firth and Kristen Stewart were BAFTA favs
Monday , 22 February 2010
BAFTA Winners take top nod

The British Academy of Film and Television Awards took place last night at the London Royal Opera House. Even Twilight stars Robert Pattinsonand Kristen Stewartflew in from the US to pick up awards.

Although it was Kathryn Bigelowthe ex-wife of James Cameronwho took out the top prize for Best Director. "What an honour, especially to be in this room filled with so many incredibly talented people that I've admired and been inspired by for decades."

The movie claimed six other trophies including Best Film.

First time Director, Tom Fordalso garnered credit as a Director when his main man Colin Firthwon the Leading Actor award for A Single Man. As Firth collected his award he said, "I think an encounter with Tom Ford is to come away resuscitated, a little more worldly, better informed, better groomed, more fragrant and more nominated than one has ever been before. I've worked with a lot of great directors and he's definitely up there with the very best of them."

And it seems that Twilight’s Kristen Stewart is the crowd favourite, as she scooped the only pubic voted prize - the Orange Rising Star Award.

Other award winners included, Leading Actress, Carey Mulliganin An Education; Supporting Actor went to Christoph Waltzfor Inglourious Basterds and Special Visual Effects was awarded to Avatar. The outstanding debut by a U.K. filmmaker was Duncan Jones for Moon, who is the son of David Bowie. In his acceptance speech, Duncan gushed a big thanks. "Wow, thank you so much. I didn't actually realise how much this meant to me. It's taken me an awful long time to know what I wanted to do with my life. Finally, I think I've found what I love doing and I just want to thank everyone who helped me get there." Let's just hope his next movie is just as good.