The King’s Speech reigns at the BAFTAs

Wins seven awards

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The King’s Speech emerged victorious at yesterday’s BAFTA awards ceremony, earning itself seven big wins – including Best Film and Outstanding British Film.

Star Colin Firth won the Best Actor award, while Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter both bagged a Best Support trophy each.

Toy Story 3 surprised absolutely nobody by winning the Best Animation award, while The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – ignored at this year’s Oscar noms – won Best Film Not In The English Language.

Inception also took home a clutch of technical awards, while Alice In Wonderland won for its costumes and make-up.

Other contenders to King's crown came in the form of Natalie Portman – who took home the Best Actress statuette for Black Swan – and David Fincher, who nabbed Best Director for Social Network.

TF favourite Tom Hardy also emerged victorious with the Orange Rising Star Award, beating Andrew Garfield, Aaron Johnson, Gemma Arterton and Emma Stone to the trophy.

As a sign of how things could play out at this year’s Oscars, these are exciting – if not exactly surprising – results.

Check out the full list of winners below…

BEST FILM
The King’s Speech

OUSTANDING BRITISH FILM
The King’s Speech

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Four Lions, Chris Morris

DIRECTOR
The Social Network, David Fincher

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The King’s Speech, David Seidler

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

ANIMATED FILM
Toy Story 3

LEADING ACTOR
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

LEADING ACTRESS
Natalie Portman, Black Swan

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech

ORIGINAL MUSIC
The King’s Speech, Alexandre Desplat

CINEMATOGRAPHY
True Grit, Roger Deakins

EDITING
The Social Network, Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Inception, Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat

COSTUME DESIGN
Alice In Wonderland, Colleen Atwood

SOUND
Inception, Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo, 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

SHORT FILM
Until Ihe River Runs Red

THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD
Tom Hardy

ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP
Christopher Lee

OUTSTANDING CONRTIBUTION TO BRITISH FILM
The Harry Potter Films

Surprised? Elated? What do you think to this year's big winners - and losers? Speak below...

Comments

    • Ali1748

      Feb 14th 2011, 12:00

      Wow I can't believe they snubbed Christian Bale for Best Supporting Actor, that's bs. I know Christopher Lee is getting on but it was such a shock to see him looking so fragile and gaunt, I fear he's not got long left. Was happy to see Tom Hardy win the rising star award.

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    • balearicbayes

      Feb 14th 2011, 13:25

      Congrats to Tom Hardy....knew he'd win it!!! Would have been nice to see him accept the award though, the only nominee in that category that wasn't there!!!

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 14th 2011, 13:48

      Alot of the winners weren't there too accept their awards, Hardy, Portman and Fincher.

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 14th 2011, 13:53

      Ermm ...the Harry Potter films were made by Warner Bros. Technically that makes them American. Hey, they take credit for WW2, so it balances out :D

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    • QuietLife

      Feb 14th 2011, 15:25

      Yes, finally Chris Morris got some recognition!! Well played!

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    • MeanMachine

      Feb 17th 2011, 22:59

      Firth was a well deserved winner. well done.

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