Colin Firth is having a truly fantastic awards season. With seven major best actor wins already under his belt – including at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and London Film Critics – King Colin is on top of the world.
The highest accolade which the Academy can bestow, the Fellowship, was presented to Christopher Lee. The award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema was received by JK Rowling and David Heyman on behalf of the Harry Potter films.
The King’s Speech won seven BAFTAs last night at London’s Royal Opera House including Best Film, Leading Actor for Colin Firth, Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush and Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter.
Natalie Portman won Leading Actress for her role in Black Swan.
The Social Network and Inception won three BAFTAs each with David Fincher taking away Best Director for The Social Network.
ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP Christopher Lee
OUTSTOUNDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA The Harry Potter films
BEST FILM The King’s Speech – Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
LEADING ACTOR Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
LEADING ACTRESS Natalie Portman – Black Swan
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM The King’s Speech – Tom Hooper, David Seidler, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER Four Lions – Director/Writer – Chris Morris
DIRECTOR The Social Network – David Fincher
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 – Søren Stærmose, Niels Arden Oplev
ANIMATED FILM Toy Story 3 – Lee Unkrich
SUPPORTING ACTOR Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
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 Mowat
COSTUME DESIGN Alice in Wonderland – Colleen Atwood
SOUND Inception – Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo, Ed Novick
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS Inception – Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Bebb
MAKE UP & HAIR Alice in Wonderland – Valli O’Reilly, Paul Gooch
SHORT ANIMATION The Eagleman Stag – Michael Please
SHORT FILM Until the River Runs Red – Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis
ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING AWARD Tom Hardy