King’s Speech triumphs at BAFTAs

Film scoops seven awards in the lead up to the Oscars
King’s Speech triumphs at BAFTAs
Colin Firth wins Best Actor award at the BAFTAs

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts was held in London on Sunday (Feb 13) night with The King’s Speech scooping the prize pot. The film picked up seven awards for the Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay, Original Music while Colin Firth took home the Leading Actor award and Supporting Actor and Actress went to Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.

Other winners on the night include:

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
The Harry Potter films

Oustanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Chris Morris, Four Lions

Best Director

David Fincher, The Social Network

Adapted Screenplay
The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin

Film Not in the English Language
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Søren Stærmose and Niels Arden Oplev

Animated Film
Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich

Leading Actress
Natalie Portman, Black Swan

True Grit, Roger Deakins

The Social Network, Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Production Design

Inception, Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias and Doug Mowat

Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood

Inception, Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo and Ed Novick

Special Visual Effects
Inception, Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Bebb

Make up and Hair
Alice in Wonderland, Valli O'Reilly, Paul Gooch

Short Animation
The Eagleman Stag, Michael Please

Short Film
Until the River Runs Red, Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis

Orange Wednesday's Rising Star Award
Tom Hardy, Inception

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