The King’s Speech continues winning streak with seven Bafta wins

February 14, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Brit film The King’s Speech swept the board at last night’s Bafta awards with seven wins, including Best Actor for Colin Firth.

article headline

His co-stars Helena Bonham-Carter and Geoffrey Rush walked away with the Best Supporting Actor awards, and Natalie Portman scooped Best Actress for her role in Black Swan.

The King’s Speech, which was made with £1 million of funding from the soon-to-be-defunct UK Film Council, also won the highly-coveted Best Film title.

The historical drama, which tells the story of King George VI’s efforts to overcome his stammer and the resulting friendship with his speech therapist, is now the highest-grossing independent British film of all time.

Helena Bonham Carter, who played the Queen Mother in the film, joked during her acceptance speech: “I think I should thank the Royal Family as they have done wonders for my career.”

It is now expected to sweep the board at The Oscars later this month after triumphing at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards.

Bafta 2011 winners in full:

DIRECTOR: David Fincher, The Social Network

LEADING ACTRESS: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

LEADING ACTOR: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

BEST FILM: The King’s Speech

ORIGINAL MUSIC: Alexandre Desplat, The King’s Speech

SHORT FILM: Until The River Runs Red

SHORT ANIMATION: The Eagleman Stag

SOUND: Inception

EDITING: The Social Network

MAKE UP & HAIR: Alice in Wonderland

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

COSTUME DESIGN: Colleen Atwood, Alice in Wonderland

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Inception

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS: Inception

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech

OUTSTANDING DEBUT: Chris Morris, Four Lions

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM: The King’s Speech

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: David Seidler, The King’s Speech

OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION: The Harry Potter Films

ANIMATED FILM: Toy Story 3

ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR: Tom Hardy

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Roger Deakins, True Grit

FELLOWSHIP: Christopher Lee

Tags: , ,

Category: Celebrity

Add your comment

Libellous and abusive comments are not allowed. Please read our House Rules

For information about privacy and cookies please read our Privacy Policy