The Hurt Locker Wins Big at the BAFTAs

February 22, 2010 By:
The Hurt Locker Wins Big at the BAFTAs
The Hurt Locker stole the show at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on Sunday night scooping up six trophies including Best Film and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow and Original Screenplay.

Accepting her award for Best Director, Bigelow said, "What an honor, especially to be in this room filled with so many incredibly talented people that I've admired and been inspired by for decades."

Newcomer Carey Mulligan from An Education won the Leading Actress award while Colin Firth took home the best leading actor award for A Single Man.

Firth paid tribute to Ford while picking up the trophy, saying, "I think an encounter with Tom Ford is to come away resuscitated, a little more worldly, better informed, better groomed, more fragrant and more nominated than one has ever been before. I've worked with a lot of great directors and he's definitely up there with the very best of them."

The list of winners is as follows:

Best Film - The Hurt Locker
Director - Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Leading Actor - Colin Firth, A Single Man
Leading Actress - Carey Mulligan, An Education
Outstanding debut by a U.K. filmmaker - Duncan Jones, Moon
Outstanding British Film - Fish Tank
Supporting Actor - Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Supporting Actress - Mo'nique, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Animated Film - Up
Adapted Screenplay - Up In The Air
Orange Rising Star Award - Kristen Stewart
Special Visual Effects - Avatar
Original Screenplay - The Hurt Locker
Production Design - Avatar
Film Not In The English Language - A Prophet
Sound - The Hurt Locker
Editing - The Hurt Locker
Cinematography - The Hurt Locker
Fellowship - Vanessa Redgrave