The King's Speech Sweeps BAFTAs

14/02/2011 09:39 | Updated 22 May 2015

It was a proud night for the British film industry as The King's Speech picked up seven awards at the BAFTAs last night, including Best Film, Best Actor (Colin Firth), Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush) and Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham-Carter).

Colin Firth with wife Livia and Helena Bonham Carter take home top honours at the BAFTAs. Getty Images for Grey Goose and Getty Images

Other winners of the evening included a pregnant and glowing Natalie Portman, who picked up the Best Actress gong and continued her reign as this season's lead actress to beat.

The Best Director prize went to The Social Network's David Fincher, while the Orange Rising Star Award was bestowed on Inception's Tom Hardy. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo won the foreign language film prize, and Toy Story 3 picked up the honour of top animated film.

Among the awards we were most excited about were Best Makeup and Hair and Best Costume Design, which both went to Alice in Wonderland.


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