BAFTA winners announced; KING’S SPEECH wins to no ones surprise

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 13th, 2011

Well, I think we all could have seen this one coming.

Just a few weeks prior to this year’s Academy Awards, the BAFTA Orange awards have been announced, and to the shock of only those who have lived under a rock for the past few months, the big winner here is Tom Hooper’s seemingly unstoppable piece, THE KING’S SPEECH.

Taking home a robust seven awards, Hooper’s film seems to be one hell of a monster going into Oscar Sunday in a few weeks, and while it could be a simple case of an awards body going for easy money here, the sheer amount of love given to this film is quite shocking.  The film’s three stars; Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush, all took home prizes here, as did the film’s score, script, and film itself.

Tom Hardy was the surprise here, as he took home the Orange Wednesday’s Rising  Award, for his turn in INCEPTION.  A much deserved award, it’s the first bit of acting love that film’s gotten, and for one hell of a just cause, as Hardy may in fact be that film’s best attribute.  For a full list of winners check below (and a hat tip to IndieWire, who kept all of us up to date, as the show was nearly impossible to see live for those in either the US or UK).

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

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