The King's Speech wins seven BAFTA awards
Monday 14 February 2011
It is the most talked about film of the moment; The King’s speech was the film to beat at the BAFTA’s last night.
The film was nominated for 14 awards, walking away with an amazing seven. Actor Colin Firth won best actor, while Helen Bonham Carter won best supporting actress and Geoffrey Rush winning best supporting actor. The film, which shows King George VI trying to beat a severe stutter, also won best film.
This is the second year on the trot Colin picked up the award for best actor. Last year he won the award for his performance in ‘A Single Man’. On receiving his latest gong Colin said: ‘I like coming here. Thank you, Bafta.’ He also spoke of his surprise at winning the award, he told The Mirror: ‘It didn’t occur to me I’d have to make a speech. I’m just used to clapping others.’
The Social Network and Inception picked up three awards each while Black Swan actress Natalie Portman won the award for leading actress. As the Harry Potter films are coming to a close J.K Rowling’s creation won outstanding British contribution award.
Maybe Colin and his co starts should start writing another speech after the success of the Baftas last night as the Oscars later this month look promising.
What do you think of The King's Speech?
By Samantha Petter