The BAFTA (The British Academy of Films And Television Arts) awards for this year were swept up quite predictably byThe King’s Speech, with seven wins in all.
Surprises; Inception going home with four and The Social Network winning in the Best Director category. The disappointment was Helena Bonham Carter winning the supporting actress and the best supporting actor also going to The King’s Speech actor Geoffrey Rush. A little British bias is always forgivable.
The Best actor deservedly went to Colin Firth for The King’s Speech. Natalie Portman was adjudged best actress for Black Swan. David Finch got best director for The Social Network. The Best Film (and Best British Film) was obviously The King’s Speech. Original Screenplay also went to the film.
The Social Network got best editing and best adapted screenplay awards too.
Tom Hardy is still in the rising star category and won the award for the same for his Inception role. Well, maybe it is time that he is allowed to move into the stars category.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo won in the Non-English film category, a just win although the film has been ignored by the Oscar committee.
Inception won for sound and special visual effects.
Christian Bale not winning is making fans wonder about his chances in the Oscar race, although losing to Rush at the BAFTAs is Ok. Melissa Leo was not even nominated for the supporting actress category.