The King’s Speech did very well at the BAFTAs, winning 7 awards, including best film, best screenplay, best actor and best supporting actress.
However, best director went to David Fincher, for The Social Network, and I think it is almost certain that he will also get the Oscar.
I had to feel a little sorry for Tom Hooper (director of The King’s Speech), but David Fincher has always been a force to be reckoned with. I haven’t yet seen The Social Network, but I have no doubt he deserved his award.
BAFTA Fellowship this year went to Sir Christopher Lee, who made quite a touching speech. He was clearly emotional over the award, but still managed to joke that he was glad not to have followed the lead of Kubrick, who received the same award posthumously.
Host Jonathon Ross more or less behaved himself tonight, and showed how good he is at moving things along.
Longest speech award goes to Helena Bonham Carter, who nonetheless kept the audience laughing.