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"The King's Speech" Cleans up at British Film Awards



    FILE - In this file film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Colin Firth portrays King George VI in "The King's Speech." "The Social Network," a tale about the prickly founder of Facebook, and "The King's Speech," a saga of Queen Elizabeth II's stammering dad, are among likely nominees for Hollywood's biggest prize as Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Laurie Sparham, File)

    "The King's Speech" managed to gain even more momentum heading toward Oscar, dominating the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards.

    The English historical drama took home seven trophies, including Best Film, British Film, Original Screenplay (David Seidler), Actor (Colin Firth), Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter) and Original Music (Alexandre Desplat).


    [NATL] "Inception"
    Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the latest from director Chris Nolan, a thriller from the near future where your mind can be the scene of the crime. (Published Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010)

    "Inception" and "The Social Network" both won three awards each, with "Alice in Wonderland" earning two to round out the multiple-award winners.

    The BAFTA's historically don't have much predictive value when it comes to Oscar night, but this year's awards tally is another indicator of the fact the "The King's Speech" has supplanted "The Social Network " as the favorite. We wouldn't vote for either film, but we are glad that there will at least be some suspense when it's time to announce the top prize.

    "The Social Network"

    [NATL] "The Social Network"
    From director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin comes the story of the birth of Facebook. (Published Thursday, Jul 8, 2010)

    Here's a complete list of this year's winner, click on the titles to read our reviews and watch the trailers:

    Film — "The King's Speech"

    "The King's Speech"

    [NATL] "The King's Speech"
    Colin Firth stars as Prince Albert, a man with a crippling speech impediment who suddenly finds himself the king of a nation on the brink of war. Co-stars Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham-Carter. (Published Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010)

    British Film — "The King's Speech"

    Director — David Fincher, "The Social Network"

    Actor — Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"

    Actress — Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"

    Supporting Actor — Geoffrey Rush, "The King's Speech"

    Supporting Actress — Helena Bonham Carter, "The King's Speech"

    Rising Star — Tom Hardy

    British Debut — Writer/director Chris Morris, "Four Lions"

    Original Screenplay — David Seidler, "The King's Speech"

    Adapted Screenplay — Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network"

    Film Not in the English Language — "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

    Music — Alexandre Desplat, "The King's Speech"

    Cinematography — Roger Deakins, "True Grit"

    Editing — "The Social Network"

    Production Design — "Inception"

    Costume Design — "Alice in Wonderland"

    Sound — "Inception"

    Visual Effects — "Inception"

    Makeup and Hair — "Alice in Wonderland"

    Animated Feature — "Toy Story 3"

    Short Film — "Until the River Runs Red"

    Short Animation — "The Eagleman Stag"

    Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema — The "Harry Potter" films

    Academy Fellowship — Christopher Lee