Awards season is now really in full swing but we have to say it’s all rather predictable isn’t it?
Last night the Bafta’s took place at London’s Royal Opera House and surprise surprise The King’s Speech came out on top. The film scooped seven awards in total, including Leading Actor for Colin Firth, Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush and Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter. It also took away the prestigious Best Film award.
This is the second year in a row that Firth has won the Leading Actor Bafta, last year it was for his role in Tom Ford’s A Single Man. Firth has already collected a number of awards this season and all that’s left now is the Oscars, do you think he’ll take home the big one?
The Best Actress Award went to Natalie Portman for Black Swan, again no surprises there really. Portman was unable to attend due to being heavily pregnant, which as director, Darren Aronofsky, pointed out as he collected her award, is because she got ‘knocked up’ while making the film.
Other favourite for awards season, The Social Network, didn’t go away empty handed, David Fincher won the Director award. Aaron Sorkin took home the BAFTA for Adapted Screenplay and the film also won the Editing award.
The event was hosted by Jonathan Ross and had it’s fair share of cringe-worthy moments like always. This year the prize for biggest mess-up has to go to Rosamund Pike. Firstly she struggled to read the auto cue and then the former Bond Girl began to open the envelope for Best Original Screenplay before the nominees had been announced. Ross had to run on stage to stop her, much to the embarrassment of her co-presenter Dominic Cooper. Woops!
Other awards went to Alice in Wonderland for Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Toy Story 3 took home the award for Animated Film. True Grit won for Cinematography. The Best Film Not in the English Language BAFTA went to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
The award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer went to Chris Morris for his début feature film Four Lions. The Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award, which is voted for by the public went to Tom Hardy (Bronson, Inception).
The highest accolade, the Fellowship, went to Christopher Lee, and the Harry Potter films finally got some recognition and received an award for Outstanding Contribution. Ahh, it’s good to be British isn’t it?