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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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