‘The King’s Speech’, David Fincher Score at BAFTA Awards 2011

Unsurprisingly the big winner on the night of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards was Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech. The Oscar favorite took home seven BAFTA awards including the ones for Best Picture, Best British Film, and Best Original Screenplay. One of the categories where the film somewhat surprisingly did not win was Best Director where The Social Network‘s David Fincher received some of that film’s only kudos. Tom Hooper, a voting member of the British Academy, did not manage to ride the wave of his film’s success and earn the vote of his countrymen, which begs the question of whether or not he will have the support to win with the American Academy. His film is heavily favored to win Best Picture at the Oscars in two weeks, but Hooper may not have the opportunity to leave his seat while many other members of his film earn their respective awards.

Some of the Awards handed out by BAFTA are not likely to be reciprocated by AMPAS. For instance, the Best Supporting Actress Award went to Helena Bonham Carter for her performance in The King’s Speech. In the Oscar race she seems like the 4th or 5th most likely candidate to win behind some very strong American (and Australian) competition. However, many of the other awards given out by the British Academy give some perspective as to where members of the American Academy’s heads might be at. Inception and Alice in Wonderland dominated the technical categories, which they are likely to do at the Oscars as well.

View the full list of winners below and be sure to share your thoughts on how the BAFTA Awards influence the Oscar race in the comments.

Best Film
The King’s Speech

Outstanding British Film
The King’s Speech

Director
David Fincher – The Social Network

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer
Chris Morris – Four Lions

Leading Actor
Colin Firth -  The King’s Speech

Leading Actress
Natalie Portman – Black Swan

Supporting Actor
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

Supporting Actress
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech

Original Screenplay
The King’s Speech – David Seidler

Adapted Screenplay
The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin

Film Not In The English Language
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Animated Film
Toy Story 3

Original Music
The King’s Speech – Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography
True Grit – Roger Deakins

Editing
The Social Network – Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter

Production Design
Inception – Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowa

Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland – Colleen Atwood

Sound
Inception – Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo, Ed Novick

Special Visual Effects
Inception – Corbould, Franklin, Lockley, Bebb

Make Up & Hair
Alice in Wonderland – Valli O’Reilly, Paul Gooch

Short Animation
“The Eagleman Stag” – Michael Pleas

Short Film
“Until the River Runs Red” – Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis

Orange Wednesdays Rising Award
Tom Hardy

[Source: indieWIRE]

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