Colin Firth - Bafta Awards 2011

So no real surprises at this year’s Baftas. The King’s Speech is the big winner with seven awards out of 14 nominations, Colin Firth is crowned best actor and his co-stars, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter, pick up the best supporting gongs.

Hollywood won’t be so royalist in a fortnight’s time, but the Oscar voters will bow and scrape before Firth, without a doubt, and they’ll probably also follow Bafta’s lead in giving David Fincher the Academy Award for best director and Natalie Portman best actress.

Here are the major awards.

BEST FILM: The King’s Speech

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM: The King’s Speech

DIRECTOR: The Social Network, David Fincher

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

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

Read the full list of winners at the 2011 Orange British Film Academy Awards.