'The King's Speech' and Natalie Portman Win Big at BAFTA Awards

With an impressive showing at the British Academy Awards, Colin Firth and co. are sitting pretty heading into the Oscars

Sunday night's Grammy Awards had some snubs and surprises, but across the pond at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, also known as the BAFTAs (or the U.K. version of the Oscars), the winners were predictably on par with awards season honorees so far.

The Academy Award-nominated film The King's Speech took home seven trophies, including best film and outstanding British film, as well as wins for Colin Firth (best actor), Helena Bonham Carter (best supporting actress) and Geoffrey Rush (best supporting actor).

The Social Network's David Fincher nabbed best director, and the film also took home BAFTAs for best adapted screenplay for Aaron Sorkin and best editing.

The Harry Potter films received the honor of outstanding British contribution to cinema, while Toy Story 3 was named best animated dilm. Unsurprisingly, Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Natalie Portman was honored as best leading actress for her role in Black Swan.

If this year's BAFTA winners are any indication of who will snag those little bald statues at the 2011 Academy Awards, it looks like The King’s Speech, Firth and mom-to-be Portman should go ahead and clear off some more room on their mantel. For a complete list of winners, check out the official BAFTA site.

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