The King’s Speech sweeps the BAFTAs

The King’s Speech has continued its award-season sweep by taking home seven awards including Best Film and Outstanding British Film at the Orange British Academy Film Awards.

Stars Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham-Carter were all recognised by the BAFTAs, as was the film’s Original Screenplay and Score. The only major category in which The King’s Speech was snubbed was Best Director, where The Social Network‘s David Fincher proved victorious.

The Social Network also walked away with Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing.

Although his picture was trumped by The King’s Speech in the Outstanding British Film Category, Chris Morris picked up Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for his suicide-bomber satire Four Lions.

Check out the winners and share your thoughts below

Best Film

Winner: The King’s Speech
Black Swan
The Social Network
True Grit

Outstanding British Film

Winner: The King’s Speech
127 Hours
Another Year
Four Lions
Made in Dagenham

Best Director

Winner: David Fincher The Social Network
Danny Boyle127 Hours
Darren AronofskyBlack Swan
Christopher NolanInception
Tom HooperThe King’s Speech

Best Actress

Winner: Natalie PortmanBlack Swan
Annette BeningThe Kids Are All Right
Julianne MooreThe Kids Are All Right
Noomi RapaceThe Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Hailee SteinfeldTrue Grit

Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Helena Bonham-CarterThe King’s Speech
Amy AdamsThe Fighter
Barbara HersheyBlack Swan
Lesley ManvilleAnother Year
Miranda RichardsonMade in Dagenham

Best Actor

Winner: Colin FirthThe King’s Speech
Javier Bardem – Biuiful
Jeff BridgesTrue Grit
Jesse EisenbergThe Social Network

Best Supporting Actor

Winner: Geoffrey RushThe King’s Speech
Christian BaleThe Fighter
Andrew GarfieldThe Social Network
Pete PostlethwaiteThe Town
Mark RuffaloThe Kids Are All Right

Best Original Screenplay

Winner: The King’s Speech
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right

Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner: The Social Network
127 Hours
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Toy Story 3
True Grit

Best Animated Film

Winner: Toy Story 3
Despicable Me
How To Train Your Dragon

Best Film Not In The English Language

Winner: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
I Am Love
Of Gods and Men
The Secret in Their Eyes

Orange Wednesdays Rising Award

Winner: Tom Hardy
Gemma Arterton
Andrew Garfield
Aaron Johnson
Emma Stone

See the full list of winners here.

Discuss: Is The King’s Speech a shoe-in for Best Picture at the Oscars following its BAFTA sweep, or is this a case of the Brits recognising their own?

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