Sunday, February 13, 2011
British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) held their ceremony tonight for the 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards, also known as the BAFTA Awards. As expected, The King's Speech continued its domination of the industry awards.
It had led with fourteen nominations, and finished with a total of seven awards including Best Film, Outstanding British Film, and Best Screenplay (David Seidler). Colin Firth won Best Actor for the second year in a row, having won last year for his performance in A Single Man. Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter also won their respective acting categories, and Alexandre Desplat won for Original Music.
Best Actress was Natalie Portman for her work in Black Swan.
In a spoiler, however, David Fincher won the Directing category for The Social Network. It finished the night with three prizes. Inception also won three awards, including Production Design.
The prize for Film Not in the English Language went to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Toy Story 3 won for Best Animated Film. Chris Morris won the Outstanding Debut award for his terrorist-themed dark comedy Four Lions.
An Academy Fellowship was presented by Tim Burton to Sir Christopher Lee, considered to be the British Academy's highest honour. Stephen Fry presented the entire Harry Potter series of films with an Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award.
Complete list of winners for the 14th Orange British Academy Film Awards
The King’s Speech - Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
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
The Social Network - David Fincher
The King’s Speech - David Seidler
The Social Network - Aaron Sorkin
Film Not In The English Language
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Soren Staermose, Niels Arden Oplev
Toy Story 3 - Lee Unkrich
Colin Firth - The King’s Speech
Natalie Portman - Black Swan
Geoffrey Rush - The King’s Speech
Helena Bonham Carter - The King’s Speech
The King’s Speech - Alexandre Desplat
True Grit - Roger Deakins
The Social Network - Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter
Inception - Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat
Alice In Wonderland - Colleen Atwood
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
The Eagleman Stag - Michael Please
Until The River Runs Red - Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis
Orange Wednesdays Rising Award
Sir Christopher Lee
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
The Harry Potter films