'The King's Speech', Fincher, 'Inception' Winners at the 64th BAFTAs

February 14, 2011
Source: Deadline


While we're still eagerly anticipating this year's 83rd Academy Awards in only a few more weeks, across the Atlantic Ocean our friends over in the UK are also praising the the finest in film and television at the 64th Annual BAFTAs (or British Academy of Film and Television Arts). The winners were announced last night and we've got a full list (via Deadline). As was expected, The King's Speech was the biggest winner, taking home 7 awards including Best Film, Outstanding British Film and Original Music, but Inception also won 3 tech awards and David Fincher scored for The Social Network. All-in-all totally expected and satisfying.

Best Film:
The King's Speech

Outstanding British Film:
The King's Speech

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer:
Director/Writer Chris Morris - Four Lions

David Fincher - The Social Network

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

Original Screenplay:
David Seidler - The King's Speech

Adapted Screenplay:
Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network

Animated Film:
Toy Story 3

Film Not in the English Language:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Original Music:
Alexandre Desplat - The King's Speech

Roger Deakins - True Grit

The Social Network

Production Design:

Costume Design:
Alice in Wonderland


Special Visual Effects:

Make-Up and Hair:
Alice in Wonderland

Short Animation:
The Eagleman Stag

Short Film:
Until the River Runs Red

Orange Rising Star Award:
Tom Hardy

I'm happy with the way the awards this year are turning out, there's no point in fighting the momentum that The King's Speech has behind it now, and this just makes the fight even more exciting anyway. Fincher won, as he should have, for TSN, so they're giving him a nod, while also giving lots to TKS. But at the same time, Inception gets some love and so does Tom Hardy. Jeff Wells writes on Hollywood Elsewhere that Fincher's win may be a sign: "[it] suggests that Fincher is all the more likely to win the Best Director Oscar on 2.27." We're still very excited to see how the Oscars turn out. Until then - happy with this year's BAFTAs results?

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nice, i finally saw the Kings Speech and it really deserved the awards it won........

Jason Avery on Feb 14, 2011


Why the FUCK did Geoffery Rush beat Christian Bale for Supporting Actor!? Are you fucking kidding me?

JJPH on Feb 14, 2011


Best supporting Actor should have been Christian Bale, best director should have been Darren Aronofsky and best supporting actress should have been Melissa Leo who wasn't even nominated. Also the Orange Rising Star Award to Tom Hardy (who is great) was an odd choice as he's been around for 10 years and Bronson was back in 2008. It should have been to someone like Aaron Johnson. Not a great show, it seemed lack lustre with few highlights. Rosamund Pike screwing up reading an auto cue and almost revealing the winner before announcing nominations was embarrassing however Dominic Cooper was even worse. The large numbers of no shows and appearances from Neve Campbell all felt cheap. Highlights of the evening was Christopher Lee's Bafta Fellowship and Stephen Fry waxing lyrical about Harry Potter to remind us the difference between good and great.

Harv on Feb 14, 2011


read about this in weekend quite happy 🙂

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


read about this in weekend quite happy 🙂

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


OK, The King's Speech was on its home turf and it was a bit obvious that it will win almost everything. Don't get me wrong, for me it's (I think) my second favorite movie of the year and letting subjectivity aside it may be the best film of the year (even if I have to punish myself and starve for a month for admitting ;))). It deserved to win best film at the BAFTAs and it deserves to win best picture at the Academy Awards. But I have to say that I'm a bit disappointed Christian Bale didn't get the award for best supporting actor. At least Portman won. Also, from the five scores that were nominated for best music, I thought Alexandre Desplat was the underdog. Actually I listened to his score again, a few days ago, a couple of times, and while it's a superb score, I still believe it's the "weakest" of those 5. Except for these 2 categories I'm OK with the winners. Peace!

Anonymous on Feb 14, 2011


LOL no wonder The King's Speech took home the majority of the awards, it's the only British film...

Cruzer on Feb 14, 2011


@ Cruzer Quite a few British and Joint British/American production films this year. Robin Hood, 127 Hours, Kick-Ass, Clash of the Titans etc as well as American funded films with British talent using people such as Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, Roger Deakins etc Also at the 2010 Baftas the American film 'The Hurt Locker' won best film and it was up against the popular British film 'An Education' and still won. The reason 'The King's Speech' won so much at this years Baftas was because it deserved it not because it was the only British film. 🙂

Harv on Feb 14, 2011


The Social Network... UNLIKE

Number Six on Feb 15, 2011


@ Harv No the kings speech won so much because it's a british else do you explain geoffrey rush and helena bonham carter?

Cmo on Feb 26, 2011

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