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One Step Closer to Oscar

Today was BAFTA Sunday. It’s also Grammy Sunday. But more about that later. The equivalent of the British Oscars took place in rainy London. So – who scored big and which movies nudged closer towards Oscar stardom?

• Best 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: David Fincher, The Social Network
• Original Screenplay: David Seidler, The King’s Speech
• Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
• Film Not in the English Language: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
• Animated Film: Toy Story 3
• Outstanding British Film: The King’s Speech
• Outstanding Debut By a British Writer, Director or Producer: Chris Morris, Four Lions
• Music: The King’s Speech
• Cinematography: True Grit
• Editing: The Social Network
• Production Design: Inception
• Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland
• Sound: Inception
• Special Visual Effects: Inception
• Makeup & Hair: Alice in Wonderland
• Short Film: Until the River Runs Red
• The Orange Rising Star Award: Tom Hardy
• Academy Fellowship: Christopher Lee

Thrilled that Geoffrey Rush was acknowledged for his role in The King’s Speech. He really was superb in that film, alongside Mr Firth. Again, no real surprises here. If you haven’t placed your Oscar bets on Natalie Portman and Colin Firth yet, you might want to get your bookie on the phone. And while you’re at it, put down a few on The King’s Speech for Best Picture.

Pic: bafta.org

Cute couple – Colin Firth and his BAFTA