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Clean sweep for King's Speech

The King's Speech won predictably big last night, with both Colin Firth and Helena picking up golden faces for their star turns as King George VI and the late Queen Mother. The one surprise of the ceremony was a nod to Chris Morris for his controversial film, Four Lions, which received a critical mauling, but won Outstanding Debut.

Accepting his bafta award, Colin said, in self-deprecating style, 'It didn’t occur to me I’d have to make a speech. I’m just used to clapping others. Shelf space for a trophy has been quite empty for half a century so there’s quite enough room for the ones I’ve picked up in the past year and a half. I don’t intend to get used to it. I hope this bizarre adventure we’re on will continue. I like coming here. Thank you, Bafta. On the day of my first meeting with Tom Hooper (the director) I had to postpone a routine but possibly somewhat uncomfortable medical examination. I’m pleased to report that the meeting proved a lot more edifying.'

BEST FILM WINNER: The King's Speech - Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM WINNER: The King's Speech - Tom Hooper, David Seidler, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER WINNER: Four Lions - Director/Writer - Chris Morris

DIRECTOR WINNER: The Social Network - David Fincher

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY WINNER: The King's Speech - David Seidler

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY WINNER: The Social Network - Aaron Sorkin

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WINNER: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Søren Stærmose, Niels Arden Oplev

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