The winners of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (better known as the BAFTAs) were announced tonight.
None of the winners seem all that shocking, but it is somewhat noteworthy that “The King’s Speech” took home the award for Best Film, while David Fincher won Best Director for “The Social Network.” Each movie won a prize for its screenplay, but it’s hard to see how the movie with the best director and a best screenplay win isn’t the best film. “The King’s Speech” did take home three of four acting award, though, so I guess the acting out-weighed the directing on this one.
BEST FILM – THE KING’S SPEECH Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM – THE KING’S SPEECH Tom Hooper, David Seidler, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER – FOUR LIONS Chris Morris
DIRECTOR – THE SOCIAL NETWORK David Fincher
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – THE KING’S SPEECH David Seidler
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – THE SOCIAL NETWORK Aaron Sorkin
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE – THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Søren Stærmose, Niels Arden Oplev
ANIMATED FILM – TOY STORY 3 Lee Unkrich
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 MUSIC – THE KING’S SPEECH Alexandre Desplat
CINEMATOGRAPHY – TRUE GRIT Roger Deakins
EDITING – THE SOCIAL NETWORK Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter
PRODUCTION DESIGN – INCEPTION Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat
COSTUME DESIGN – ALICE IN WONDERLAND Colleen Atwood
SOUND – INCEPTION Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo, Ed Novick
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS – INCEPTION Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Bebb
MAKE UP & HAIR – ALICE IN WONDERLAND Valli O’Reilly, Paul Gooch
SHORT ANIMATION – THE EAGLEMAN STAG Michael Please
SHORT FILM -UNTIL THE RIVER RUNS RED Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis
THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD – TOM HARDY
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On a related note, UK residents should check out this contest: http://www.bafta.org/awards/film/2011-gift-bag-competition,1649,BA.html