King’s Speech Wins Big at BAFTAs

Film snags top honor, as well as lead actor trophy for Colin Firth
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2011 5:18 PM CST
King’s Speech Wins Big at BAFTAs
In this file film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Colin Firth portrays King George VI in "The King's Speech."   (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Laurie Sparham, File)

Yet more awards season love for The King’s Speech: The heartwarming film about stammering King George VI won best film at the British Academy Film Awards. Lead actor Colin Firth also took home the best actor trophy at the BAFTAs, the UK’s equivalent to the Oscars, Bloomberg reports. The King’s Speech beat out The Social Network, Black Swan, True Grit, and Inception for the top honor, but David Fincher won the best director award for The Social Network and Natalie Portman won the lead actress trophy for Black Swan. Click to read why one writer thinks the Oscars are already over—and The King's Speech has won.
(Read more BAFTA stories.)

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