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The King’s Speech Reigns Supreme at BAFTAs

The King’s Speech Reigns Supreme at BAFTAs

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Winners of the 2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards were announced yesterday, with very few surprises. The night’s big winner was The King’s Speech, which won seven awards, including those for Best Film and Best British Film, plus acting awards for Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. The British historical costume drama has been picking up steam heading towards Oscar night, focusing much awards speculation away from The Social Network, which was previously considered the frontrunner. The Social Network hasn’t exactly fallen of the radar, though; the Best Director BAFTA went to David Fincher, and the film also picked up awards for Best Adapated Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin) and Best Editing (Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter). The night’s big winner for technical awards was Inception, which won for Special Visual Effects, Sound and Production Design. Inception co-star Tom Hardy received the Orange Rising Star Award.

The complete list of winners is below. For more information visit www.bafta.org/awards/.

Best Film: The King’s Speech
Outstanding British Film: The King’s Speech
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer : Four Lions, Written and Directed by Christopher Morris
Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler, The King’s Speech
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Best Film Not in the English Language: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Best Animated Film: Toy Story 3
Best Leading Actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Best Leading Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Supporting Actress: Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
Best Supporting Actress: Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Best Original Music: Alexandre Desplat, The King’s Speech
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins, True Grit
Best Editing: Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter, The Social Network
Best Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias and Doug Mowat, Inception
Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood, Alice in Wonderland
Best Sound: Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick, Inception
Best Special Visual Effects: Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb, Inception
Best Make Up and Hair: Valli O’Reilly and Paul Gooch, Alice in Wonderland
Best Short Animation: The Eagleman Stag
Best Short Film: Until the River Runs Red
Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award: Tom Hardy

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