‘The King’s Speech’ Leads 2011 BAFTA Winners

While we have the Academy Awards here in the states, across the pond their big night is the BAFTAs (or The British Academy of Film and Television). This year’s ceremony took place yesterday, and not surprisingly The King’s Speech annihilated the competition, taking home awards for Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Leading Actor (Colin Firth), Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), Original Screenplay and Original Music. Phew! Talk about a good night for a film the Brits are obviously very proud of (as well they should be).

'The King's Speech'
 
Wondering about The Social Network, which seems to be slipping from the minds of voters with each new awards show? Well, David Fincher did manage to take home Best Director and Aaron Sorkin won Best Adapted Screenplay, but that was it. In fact, Christopher Nolan’s Inception wound up taking home more awards, with wins for Production Design, Sound, and Special Visual Effects.
 
Will the final Oscar winners list look similar? Don’t expect it to, since Christian Bale and Melissa Leo are heavy favorites in the supporting categories, and The Social Network carries a bit more buzz stateside. Still, though, The King’s Speech will be a hard one to beat. Check out the full list of winners below, and you can watch this year’s Academy Awards ceremony on ABC this February 27th.
 
Best Film
The King's Speech

Outstanding British Film
The King's Speech

Director
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

Cinematography
True Grit - Roger Deakins

Editing
The Social Network - Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter

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

Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland - Colleen Atwood

Sound
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
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