2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards BAFTA
I'm so pleased that The King's Speech won seven awards, including best film and best British film - and Colin Firth won best leading actor!
Colin Firth's charming acceptance speech:
The King's Speech won Baftas for:
Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Leading Actor - Colin Firth, Supporting Actress - Helena Bonham Carter, Supporting Actor - Geoffrey Rush, Original Music, and Original Screenplay - David Seidler
I was a bit surprised that Tom Hooper didn't win Best Director for The King's Speech. That award went to David Fincher for The Social Network.
Other highlights of the awards ceremony included Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema in 2011 - The Harry Potter Films. Stephen Fry presented the award after making a lovely and very witty speech.
The show ended with a touching tribute to the actor Sir Christopher Lee, honouring him with the Academy Fellowship, a lifetime achievement award, which is the highest honour the Academy can bestow.
Orange British Academy Film Awards 2011
I thought the BAFTA show was very entertaining and enjoyed watching it. Did you watch it? What did you think of the winners? Were you pleased or disappointed with any of the results?
I haven't seen many of the nominated films but I do know that The King's Speech is superb and I think it deserved to win in the categories that it did. If you haven't seen it yet, do go. I promise you won't be disappointed!