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