Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, and Geoffrey Rush Win BAFTA Awards


The King's Speech nearly swept at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards on Sunday: Colin Firth won best actor, Helena Bonham Carter won best supporting actress, Geoffrey Rush won best supporting actor, and the film won the outstanding British film award as well as best screenplay and best film. "I'm so used to losing that it feels slightly strange to win," Bonham Carter remarked. "It's nice, actually." Firth, who previously won a BAFTA for A Single Man, received a standing ovation when he collected his award. King's Speech director Tom Hooper, however, lost to The Social Network's David Fincher. Natalie Portman took the best actress award, which was accepted by Darren Aronofsky. Inception took home the best special visual effects, sound and production design awards, True Grit won the best cinematography award, and Toy Story 3 took the animated film award. [HR]