Speeches Galore at BAFTAs!

The British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) were handed out today. It comes as no surprise that The King's Speech steamrolled the competition, since it's like, the most British movie ever made. Speech landed seven wins, including Best Picture, Outstanding British Film, and acting nods for Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter. Natalie Portman also added some more hardware to her corner (woo!), thus pushing the odds more in her favour in the 'Portman Vs. Bening' match. How well the BAFTA's resemble the Oscars remains to be seen: this is a pretty good batch of winners, but this year also seems to have some of the closest races in recent memory. Should be an exciting few weeks!

Best Picture: The King's Speech
Outstanding British Film: The King’s Speech
Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Actor: Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan 
Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
Supporting Actress: Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech

Original Screenplay: David Seidler, The King’s Speech
Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Film not in the English Language: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Sweden
Animated Film: Toy Story 3
Cinematography: True Grit – Roger Deakins
Original Music: The King's Speech – Alexandre Desplat
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
Visual Effects: Inception – Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Bebb
Make Up and Hair: Alice in WonderlandValli O'Reilly, Paul Gooch
Outstanding Debut by a British director, writer, or producer: Chris Morris, Four Lions
Rising Star Award: Tom Hardy

Source: bafta.org