The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs) are announcing their annual prize-winners at this very moment. Oddly, the presentation is on a tape-delay (even in the UK!) so you'll have to rely on us for the facts. Well, us and several great Brits on twitter. (Thanks, blokes and birds!) Thanks also to our pals at HitFix and IndieWire for being on the BAFTA ball!
Just now, for example, I learned that David Fincher ('The Social Network') has won the award for Best Director, which is weird because I had no idea Mr. Fincher was British. (That's what passes for comedy on a Sunday afternoon, sorry.) A full list of all the winners resides beneath the jump, but some other noteworthy prize-getters include Helena Bonham Carter for 'The King's Speech,' Geoffrey Rush for 'The King's Speech,' Colin Firth for 'The King's Speech,' David Seidler ('The King's Speech') for Best Original Screenplay, and Natalie Portman ('Black Swan') for Best Actress because 'The King's Speech' didn't have a female lead.
Snark aside, congrats to all the winners and especially to the great (brave) comedy known as 'Four Lions,' which won "Outstanding British Debut" for writer/director Chris Morris.
Brace yourself for the shocking Best Picture winner...
The King's Speech
Outstanding British Film
The King's Speech
David Fincher - The Social Network
Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer
Chris Morris - Four Lions
Colin Firth - The King's Speech
Natalie Portman - Black Swan
Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech
Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech
The King's Speech - David Seidler
The Social Network - Aaron Sorkin
Film Not In The English Language
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Toy Story 3
The King's Speech - Alexandre Desplat
True Grit - Roger Deakins
The Social Network - Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter
Inception - Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowa
Alice in Wonderland - Colleen Atwood
Inception - Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo, Ed Novick
Special Visual Effects
Inception - Corbould, Franklin, Lockley, Bebb
Make Up & Hair
Alice in Wonderland - Valli O'Reilly, Paul Gooch
The Eagleman Stag - Michael Pleas
Until the River Runs Red - Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis
Orange Wednesdays Rising Award