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2011 BAFTA Awards Winners Led by 'The King's Speech'

February 14, 2011 (3:30 am) GMT
Beside winning the coveted Best Film honor, the critically-acclaimed film also helped its three main cast winning the acting categories.

"" continued its reign over the movie industry's awards season by taking home seven trophies at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday, February 13.

The critically-acclaimed film won its three leading stars the main acting prizes - was named Best Actor for his role as stuttering British monarch George VI; took home the Best Supporting Actress title, while the Best Supporting Actor award went to .

The movie picked up the coveted Best Film honor, beating fellow contenders "", ", " and ". It also won the Outstanding British Film, Best Score and Best Original Screenplay awards.

Firth, who also claimed the Best Actor trophy last year for his role in "", said, "I like coming here, thank you BAFTA." He also thanked his family for "remaining so steady whether they are dealing with a dancing queen or a sometime king".

was the night's leading lady, collecting the Best Actress honor for her disturbing role in ballet thriller "Black Swan". The pregnant star did not attend the ceremony and her trophy was accepted by director Darren Aronofsky. The Best Director prize was awarded to David Fincher for "The Social Network" with the film's stars, and , accepting it on his behalf.

British actor received high praise from film fans who voted him the winner of the event's Rising Star Award, seeing off competition from new Spider-Man Andrew Garfield, and .

"" continued its successful run by winning another prize in the Best Animated Movie category, while "Inception" took the award for Special Visual Effects. The movie also claimed an accolade for Production Design.

"Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling and stars and took to the stage to accept a special honor for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema, while "Hammer Horror" legend Sir received a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy Fellowship.

The main 2011 BAFTA winners:

2011 BAFTA Awards: Arrivals | Press Room


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