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BAFTA's 2010

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Last night Pinkwire braved the cold and inevitable rain and headed for the red carpet to see the stars arrive down the red carpet and head into London’s Royal Opera House for The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards.

As the array of talent moved down the press barrier, it was easy to see that this truly was a British year; with an array of British actors and directors nominated and many taking home the prestigious BAFTA award.

Trudie Styler adorned a black Victoria Beckham dress and pair of Gucci shoes as she headed down the carpet and was ecstatic to be at the awards. Quentin Tarantino, who was nominated for his Directorial role in 'Inglorious Basterds' informed us that he was unaware of who he was up against in his category and looked forward to the evening ahead.

The fans were not phased as the rain began to fall on them and they waited for their stars to arrive. Other actors that attended the awards were James Corden, Kate Winslet, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Uma Thurman and Prince William who later gave a speech in the ceremony.

Nicholas Holt, Kristen Stewart and Robert Patterson arrived to screaming fans as Stewart and Holt battled it out for the Orange Rising Star award and Patterson prepared to present the award for Original Screenplay. Other young stars who attend the awards included the star from hit film ‘Precious’ Gabourey Sidibe and Carey Mulligan from ‘The Hurt Locker’ who took home Best Actress Award for her role in the film.

‘The Hurt Locker’ continued on to be the big winners of the evening taking home Best Film and Best Director. The Director being, Kathryn Bigelow, who is the ex wife of ‘Avatar’ director James Cameron who was also up for the same awards.

Colin Firth took home the award for Best Male Actor in ‘A Single Man,’ which was designer Tom Ford’s Directorial debut. In his speech he spoke of the moment he nearly declined the role before the man fixing his fridge told him otherwise. He praised his director and co-stars including Nicholas Holt.

Holt lost out on the award for Orange Rising Star, as overwhelmed Twilight star Kristen Stewart took the critically acclaimed award. The Orange Rising Star award is the only one to be voted for by the public.

The BAFTA night is a great evening where we celebrate our powerful British culture and delve into our Nations cinematic history and look at those who are our future big screen stars. Till next year, lets enjoy another year of empowering films.


Best Film
The Hurt Locker

Outstanding British Film
Fish Tank

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
Duncan Jones (Moon)

Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)

Original Screenplay
Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker)

Adapted Screenplay
Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner (Up In The Air)

Film Not In The English Language
A Prophet

Animated Film

Leading Actor
Colin Firth (A Single Man)

Leading Actress
Carey Mulligan (An Education)

Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique (Precious)


The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker

Production Design

Costume Design
The Young Victoria

The Hurt Locker

Special Visual Effects

Make Up & Hair
The Young Victoria

Short Animation
Mother Of Many

Short Film
I Do Air

Outstanding Contribution to Cinema
Joe Dunton

The Orange Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
Kristen Stewart


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