Baftas 2011: Firth and ‘The King’s Speech’ reign supreme

The eagerly-anticipated 64th British Academy Film Awards took place earlier this evening, with Tom Hooper’s royal epic The King’s Speech winning exactly half of the awards it was nominated for with a grand haul of eleven BAFTAs. Though surprises were few and far between, this year’s lineup was undoubtedly strong in comparison to past years, and bodes well for the future of not just British film, but cinema as a whole. Next stop, the American Academy Awards, where The King’s Speech will no doubt meet stiffer competition from the likes of Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, the Coen brothers’ True Grit and David Fincher’s The Social Network. A full list of the evenings award winners can be found below.

Best Film
The King’s Speech 

Best Director
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech 

Best Actor
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech 

Best Actress
Natalie Portman – Black Swan 

Best Supporting Actor
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech 

Best Supporting Actress
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech 

Outstanding British Film
The King’s Speech 

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Chris Morris – Four Lions 

Best Foreign Language Film
The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo 

Best Animated Feature Film
Toy Story 3 

Best Original Screenplay
The King’s Speech 

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Social Network 

Best Original Music
The King’s Speech 

Best Cinematography
True Grit 

Best Editing
The Social Network 

Best Production Design

Best Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland 

Best Sound

Best Special Visual Effects

Best Make Up & Hair

Alice in Wonderland 

Best Short Animation
The Eagleman Stag 

Best Short Film
Until the River Runs Red 

The Orange Rising Star Award
Tom Hardy

Who do you think of this year’s Bafta winners? Feel free to comment below.

Daniel Green