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“King’s Speech” Leads BAFTA Awards

"King's Speech" Leads BAFTA Awards

Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” led the Orange British Academy Film Awards, which were handed out tonight at London’s Royal Opera House. The film took 7 honors, including best film, best original screenplay, and acting trophies for Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. It also took best British Film, the first film to take both best film and best British film honors in decades.

Rush (who has now won 3 BAFTAs) and Carter’s wins are unlikely to repeat at the Oscars, where Christian Bale and either Melissa Leo or Hailee Steinfeld are favored. But “The King’s Speech” win here further cements its status as the frontrunner to win the best picture prize at the Oscars.

The “King’s” sweep wasn’t across the board, though. David Fincher took best director honors in the night’s most surprising event (and potentially suggestive he will do the same at the Oscars), and the film lost film editing, cinematography, art direction and costume design (to “Social Network,” “True Grit,” “Inception” and “Alice in Wonderland,” respectively).

Other major winners included Natalie Portman for best actress, “Toy Story 3” for best animated film, and “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” for best foreign language film.

Complete list of winners below.

Best Film
The King’s Speech

Outstanding British Film
The King’s Speech

David Fincher – The Social Network

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer
Chris Morris – Four Lions

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 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

Original Music
The King’s Speech – Alexandre Desplat

True Grit – Roger Deakins

The Social Network – Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter

Production Design
Inception – Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowa

Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland – Colleen Atwood

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

Special Visual Effects
Inception – Corbould, Franklin, Lockley, Bebb

Make Up & Hair
Alice in Wonderland – Valli O’Reilly, Paul Gooch

Short Animation
The Eagleman Stag – Michael Pleas

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

Orange Wednesdays Rising Award
Tom Hardy

Check out a list of all the awards so far this year here.

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