The King’s Speech ruled the BAFTA awards but The Social Network’s David Fincher took home the prize for best director. The King’s Speech is the story King George VI was voted best film at this year’s BAFTAs, the UK version of the Oscars. The awards were a sweep for The King’s Speech, the film took home a whopping 7 awards.
In a surprise, the best-director BAFTA went to David Fincher for The Social Network. An award that was NOT a surprise was the that Colin Firth took home the Best Actor award, for the second year in a row. Firth won the BAFTA last year for A Single Man.
Natalie Portman, who did not attend the awards, won for her brilliant performance in Black Swan.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards are very important to awards season because the BAFTAs usually foreshadow the Oscar winners. Check out the BAFTA website to see the complete list of winners!
Helena Bonham Carter won the award for Best Actress was very funny as she spoke to the press after the awards. The actress joked, “I think I should thank the Royal family frankly because they’ve done wonders for my career.”