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Monday
Feb142011

'The King's Speech' Wins Big at the BAFTAs

Photo Courtesy - The Weinstein Company(LONDON) -- The King's Speech ruled the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, or the BAFTAs, in London on Sunday.

The film received seven awards at England's equivalent of the Oscars, including best picture, best actor for Colin Firth, best supporting actor for Geoffrey Rush and best supporting actress for Helena Bonham Carter.

Natalie Portman was named best actress, for Black Swan.

The Social Network earned three awards, including best director for David Fincher and best adapted screenplay for Aaron Sorkin.

Inception also received three prizes.  In addition, Inception actor Tom Hardy won the Rising Star Award, as determined by a public vote.

Here are the winners in the major BAFTA categories:

Best Film
-- The King's Speech

Best British 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
-- The Social Network, David Fincher

Animated Film
-- Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich

Original Screenplay
-- The King's Speech, David Seidler

Adapted Screenplay
-- The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin

Rising Star
-- Tom Hardy´╗┐

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Wednesday
Jan192011

'The King's Speech' Tops BAFTAs with 14 Nominations

Photo Courtesy - The Weinstein Company(LONDON) -- The King's Speech is the talk of England.  The film leads the way with 14 nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, or BAFTAs, which are considered Britain's answer to the Oscars.

The movie picked up nods for best picture, as well as best actor for Colin Firth, best supporting actor for Geoffrey Rush, best supporting actress for Helena Bonham Carter, and best director for Tom Hooper.  Black Swan garnered 12 nominations, while Inception and True Grit grabbed eight.

This year's BAFTAs also awarded a nomination to the late actor Pete Postlethwaite, who died earlier this month.  He was nominated for best supporting actor for The Town.  The BAFTAs last handed out a posthumous award in 2009 to Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight, also in the best supporting actor field.

The best actress field looks like an "All Right" race, with Annette Bening and Julianne Moore each scoring a nomination for The Kids Are All Right.

The BAFTAs will take place Feb. 13, two weeks before the Academy Awards. 

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