The King's Speech nearly sweeps BAFTA awards, David Fincher takes home Best Director

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Is it terribly surprising that a British film would sweep the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)? We weren’t shocked either but the film truly is worthy. Yesterday THE KING’S SPEECH took home seven awards from BAFTA including: Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Original Music and of course the three leads of Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. David Fincher swooped in to take home the Best Director and Aaron Sorkin took home an award for Best Adapted Screenplay for THE SOCIAL NETWORK. This awards show continues the run for THE KING’S SPEECH and it’s a very good possibility that it will beat out THE SOCIAL NETWORK for Best Picture on February 27th- we’ll have to wait and see.

Other notable BAFTA award winners include: Natalie Portman for BLACK SWAN, TOY STORY 3 for Animated Film,THE GIRL WITH A DRAGON TATTOO for Film Not in the English Language and Tom Hardy took home the Orange Wednesdays Rising Award (which I’m assuming is for being the super rising star that he is).

Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter in The King's Speech

Source: British Academy of Film and Television Arts

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