Kings Speech walks off with 7 BAFTAs after dominating the awards show



Kings Speech

Kings Speech

The King’s Speech continued its awards success at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs) Awards last night as it won seven times.

The movie, which has won rave reviews across the world, saw its stars pick up prizes in the acting categories as Colin Firth won Best Actor, Helena Bonham Carter won Best Supporting Actress and Geoffrey Rush took home the Best Supporting Actor award.

The film also beat of competition from Black Swan and The Social Network to win the Best Film award.

It also took home Outstanding British Film, Best Original Screenplay and Best Score.

For Colin Firth, it was a sense of déjà vu, after picking up the same award last year for his role in A Single Man, and he said, “I like coming here, thank you BAFTA.” He was quick to thank his family as well for, “remaining so steady whether they are dealing with a dancing queen or a sometime king”.

Natalie Portman had a fantastic night as well, collecting the Best Actress award for her role in Black Swan, although she was unable to attend the ceremony so director Darren Aronofsky collected the award on her behalf.

Best Director went to David Fincher for The Social Network, and Britains Tom Hardy was the Rising Star Award.

Toy Story 3 won Best Animated Movie, and Inception won both Production Design and Special Visual Effects awards.

Harry Potter was also mentioned as writer J.K.Rowling and movie stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint accepted a special honour for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema for the series.

Main 2011 BAFTA winners

Best Film – The King’s Speech

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)

Director – David Fincher (The Social Network)

Outstanding British Film – The King’s Speech

Original Screenplay – The King’s Speech

Adapted Screenplay – The Social Network

Special Visual Effects – Toy Story 3

Animated Film – Toy Story 3

Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award – Tom Hardy.

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