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“The King’s Speech” Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards

Posted: December 6, 2010 at 7:10 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

After viewing The King’s Speech last week I started predicting big wins for the picture, including potential Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards for Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. Seems I’m not the only one on that wavelength. The film captured five awards at the British Independent Film Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Screenplay. Is there a chance The King’s Speech goes home with more in other announcements? Most likely.

Here is a rundown of the full winners list:

Best British Independent Film: “The King’s Speech”

Best Foreign Independent Film: “A Prophet”

Best Director: Gareth Edwards, “Monsters”

Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, “Never Let Me Go”

Best Actor: Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”

Best Supporting Actress: Helena Bonham Carter, “The King’s Speech”

Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”

Best Screenplay: David Seidler, “The King’s Speech”

Douglas Hickox Debut Director Award: Clio Barnard, “The Arbor”

Most Promising Newcomer: Joanne Froggatt, “In Our Name”

Best Documentary: “Enemies of the People”

Raindance Award: “Son of Babylon”

Best Achievement in Production: “Monsters”

Best Technical Achievement: “Monsters,” Visual Effects – Gareth Edwards

Best British Short: “Baby”

Special Jury Prize: “Jenne Casarotto”

Richard Harris Award: “Helena Bonham Carter”

Variety Award: “Liam Neeson”

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