The Kings Speech continues to add more awards to their oh-my-gawd-we-rock shelf. At this year’s Orange BAFTA awards, the movie took home a whopping SEVEN prizes.
Not only did Colin Firth win Best Actor for his performance as British King George VI, but the flick also won for Best Picture, Outstanding British Film, Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter and Best Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush.
Check out Firth’s acceptance speech and the rest of the BAFTA Awards winners below!
Firth said, “Thank you. Thank you. I like coming here. Thank you BAFTA. Consistent with the fact that almost every important turning point in my life has hinged on the banal and the arbitrary; such things as broken kitchen appliances and unsent emails, the day in which I had to have my first meeting with Tom Hooper, I had to postpone a routine but possibly somewhat uncomfortable medical examination. I’m pleased to report Tom is a lot more edifying than the encounter I had been anticipating, but as the work went on it became apparent that Tom’s working methods were every bit as thorough, as surprising and as effective as those of my doctor. So perhaps one never really escapes one’s fate. He has my eternal gratitude.”
BAFTA Awards Winners full list:
Best Film: ‘The King’s Speech’
Outstanding British Film: ‘The King’s Speech’
Best Leading Actor: Colin Firth ‘The King’s Speech’
Best Leading Actress: Natalie Portman ‘Black Swan’
Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush ‘The King’s Speech’
Best Supporting Actress: Helena Bonham Carter ‘The King’s Speech’
Best Director: David Fincher ‘The Social Network’
Best Cinematography: ‘True Grit’
Best Editing: ‘The Social Network’
Best Production Design: ‘Inception’
Best Costume Design: ‘Alice in Wonderland’
Best Sound: ‘Inception’
Best Visual Effects: ‘Inception’
Best Make-up and Hair: ‘Alice in Wonderland’
Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer: Chris Morris ‘Four Lions’
Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler ‘The King’s Speech’
Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin ‘The Social Network’
Film Not In a Foreign Language: ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’
Animated Movie: ‘Toy Story 3′
Best Original Music: ‘The King’s Speech’
Short Animation: ‘The Eagleman Stag’
Short Film: ‘Until The River Runs Red’
The Orange Rising Star Award: Tom Hardy
Academy Fellowship: Sir Christopher Lee
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: The ‘Harry Potter’ films
I smell a few Oscars for The King’s Speech in the near future.