The King’s Speech ends BAFTA awards a big winner

While the Grammys were held last night, the BAFTAs (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) were as well, and The King’s Speech walked away with a large number of awards, including “Best Picture”, “Best Original Screenplay”, “Best Leading Actor” (Colin Firth), “Best Supporting Actress” (Helena Bonham Carter) and “Best Supporting Actor” (Geoffrey Rush). The awards may give us a preview of what’s to come, with Natalie Portman walking away with “Best Actress” and David Fincher picking up a “Best Director” Award.

One of the awards I’m most intrigued by is the ‘Best British Debut’ which went to Four Lions, the suicide bombing satire directed by Christopher Morris of the Brass Eye television series. It’s apparently hilarious and not as offensive as it sounds, and I can’t wait to watch it when it hits DVD next month.

While Toy Story 3 walked away with “Best Animated Film,” I’m still hoping for a How to Train Your Dragon upset at the Oscars.

Check out the rest of the awards here.

Posted on February 14, 2011 at 23:36 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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