The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a charity in the United Kingdom that hosts annual awards shows for excellence in film, television, television craft, video games and forms of animation.
It was founded in 1947 and is an independent charity. BAFTA is not only about the annual BAFTA Awards.
It also runs a year-round program of educational events including film screenings, tribute evenings and interviews, lectures and debates. BAFTA is supported by a membership of about 6500 people from the film, television and video game industries.
Here is the list of winners for the 2011 awards ceremony. The King’s Speech walked away with 14 awards.
The King’s Speech
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
The King’s Speech
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Four Lions – Chris Morris (Director/Writer)
The Social Network – David Fincher
The Kings’ Speech – David Seidler
The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Søren Stærmose, Niels Arden Oplev
Toy Story – 3 Lee Unkrich
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech
Helene Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
The King’s Speech – Alexandre Desplat
True Grit – Roger Deakins
The Social Network – Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter
Inception – Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat
Alice in Wonderland – Colleen Atwood
Inception – Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo, Ed Novick
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Inception – Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Bebb
MAKE UP & HAIR
Alice in Wonderland
The Eagleman Stag – Michael Please
Until The River Runs Red – Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis
THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD
Colin Firth also won the leading actor award in 2010 for his role in ‘A Single Man’.
All awards ceremonies happen to honour those who have excelled in their industry and no ceremony is complete without the fashion on the red carpet.
Emma Watson wore an off-the-shoulder nude Valentino chiffon gown which was pleated at the bottom. Emma and Rupert Grint (her co-star in the Harry Potter movies) were on stage when JK Rowling accepted the Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema award for the ‘Harry Potter’ films. Emma’s dress is one of my favourites.
Here are some photos of the stunning outfits worn: