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Mixed Results at the BAFTAs

The BAFTAs, more or less the British equivalent of the Academy Awards, awarded Best Picture to Brit flick and new Oscar front runner The King’s Speech as expected.  What wasn’t quite as expected was its awarding of Best Director to The Social Network’s David Fincher.  Tom Hooper, the winner of the DGA , didn’t ride his film’s coattails to the BAFTA, and although he’s still the lead contender for the Academy Award (criminal shame though that would be), this lends hope to a possible split come Oscar night.  If the Brits even acknowledge Fincher’s superior work over their hometown boy, the same might happen in a couple weeks.  Also nice to see Inception nab a couple of the Brit awards.

Here are the other winners, if you’re curious:

Best Film – The King’s Speech
Best Director – The Social Network – David Fincher
Best Leading Actress – Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Best Leading Actor – Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
Best Supporting Actress – Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
Best Supporting Actor – Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech
Best Adapted Screenplay – The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin.
Best Original Screenplay – The King’s Speech – David Seidler
Best Cinematography – True Grit – Roger Deakins
Outstanding British Film – The King’s Speech
Outstanding British Debut – Four Lions – Chris Morris
Best Editing – The Social Network – Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter
Best Original Music – The King’s Speech – Alexandre Desplat
Best Production Design – Inception – Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat
Best Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland – Colleen Atwood
Best Sound – Inception – Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo, Ed Novick
Best Special Visual Effects – Inception – Corbould, Franklin, Lockley, Bebb
Best Make Up & Hair – Alice in Wonderland – Valli O’Reilly, Paul
Best Short Film – Until the River Runs Red – Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis
Best Short Animation – The Eagleman Stag – Michael Please
Best Film Not in the English Language – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Best Animated Film – Toy Story 3
Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award – Tom Hardy

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