At the Orange British Academy Film Awards tonight in London, Stephen Frears' "The Queen" won the top prize, the award for best film from the British Academy of Film & Television Arts, while the film's star Helen Mirren was awarded the prize for best actress. "The Last King of Scotland" won the award for best British film of the year and the film's star Forest Whitaker won the award for best actor. The prize for best director went to Paul Greengrass for "United 93," while "Pan's Labyrinth" won the award for best foreign language film.
A complete list of winners follows:
"The Queen" - Andy Harries/Christine Langan/Tracey Seaward
THE DAVID LEAN AWARD for Achievement in Direction
"United 93" - Paul Greengrass
ACTOR in a LEADING ROLE
Forest Whitaker - "The Last King of Scotland"
ACTRESS in a LEADING ROLE
Helen Mirren - "The Queen"
ACTOR in a SUPPORTING ROLE
Alan Arkin - "Little Miss Sunshine"
ACTRESS in a SUPPORTING ROLE
Jennifer Hudson - "Dreamgirls"
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
"Pan's Labyrinth"- Alfonso Cuarón/Alvaro Augustin/Guillermo del Toro
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
"Happy Feet"- George Miller
"Little Miss Sunshine" - Michael Arndt
"The Last King of Scotland" - Peter Morgan/Jeremy Brock
THE ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP
Anne V. Coates
THE MICHAEL BALCON AWARD for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
THE ALEXANDER KORDA AWARD for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
"The Last King of Scotland"- Andrea Calderwood/Lisa Bryer/Charles Steel/Kevin Macdonald/Peter Morgan/Jeremy Brock
THE ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD
THE CARL FOREMAN AWARD for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer in their First Feature Film
Andrea Arnold (Director) - "Red Road"
THE ANTHONY ASQUITH AWARD for Achievement in Film Music
"Babel"- Gustavo Santaolalla
"Children of Men"- Emmanuel Lubezki
"United 93" - Clare Douglas/Christopher Rouse/Richard Pearson
"Children of Men" - Jim Clay/Geoffrey Kirkland/Jennifer Williams
"Pan's Labyrinth" - Lala Huete
"Casino Royale"- Chris Munro/Eddy Joseph/Mike Prestwood Smith/Martin Cantwell/Mark Taylor
ACHIEVEMENT IN SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" - John Knoll/Hal Hickel/Charles Gibson/Allen Hall
MAKE UP & HAIR
"Pan's Labyrinth" - José Quetglas/Blanca Sànchez
SHORT ANIMATION FILM
"Guy 101" - Ian Gouldstone (to view, click here)
"Do Not Erase" - Asitha Ameresekere