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14 February 2011

Bafta winners: in pictures

The King's Speech was nominated in 14 categories and won in seven, including best film and best Brit

By New Statesman

Above, Colin Firth holds his Best Actor award. It is his second consecutive win in this category.


David Seidler, who wrote The King’s Speech, holds his gong. “”It is amazing that this little film — and it is about two men in a room — seems to have spoken to the world and I am deeply moved by that,” he said. “Let me tell you, for a stutterer, a stammerer, to be heard is a wonderful thing.”


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Helena Bonham Carter dedicated her Bafta to supporting wives everywhere. “I’m so used to losing, this feels very nice,” she said.

social network

Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg, stars of The Social Network, pose with actress Tilda Swinton. David Fincher pipped The King’s Speech‘s director, Tom Hooper, to the post for the coveted best director award.

harry potter

The Harry Potter films were given an award for outstanding British contribution. Above, J K Rowling and producer David Hayman pose with two of the young leads, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

black swan

Darren Aronofsky, director of Black Swan, holds up the Best Actress award he collected on Natalie Portman’s behalf. Hers was the only win for the film.


The winners

Best film: The King’s Speech

Best director: David Fincher, The Social Network

Best actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Best actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Adapted screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Original screenplay: David Seidler, The King’s Speech

Fellowship: Christopher Lee

Cinematography: Roger Deakins, True Grit

Animated film: Toy Story 3

Supporting actor: Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Supporting actress: Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech

Outstanding British film: The King’s Speech

Outstanding debut: Chris Morris, Four Lions

Film not in the English language: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Short film: Until The River Runs Red