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The Kings's Speech reigns at Baftas - and Lady Gaga emerges from egg at Grammys

The King’s Speech left the Baftas with no fewer than seven awards last night, while in LA Arcade Fire walked away with album of the year at the Grammy Awards.

Colin Firth poses with the award for Best Actor
Colin Firth poses with the award for Best Actor
Image: Jonathan Short/AP/Press Association Images

THE KING’S SPEECH reigned supreme at the Baftas last night – winning seven of its 14 nominations, including outstanding British film and best film.

The film snatched the coveted best film award from strong contenders such as Black Swan, Inception, the Social Network and True Grit – and also won best original screenplay and best original music.

The film’s leading man Colin Firth won best actor for his performance as the reluctant King George VI, Helena Bonham Carter walked away with best supporting actress, and Geoffery Rush was named best supporting actor.

In his speech, Firth, 50, thanked his family for “remaining so steady whether they are dealing with a dancing queen or a sometime king”.

Meanwhile, The Social Network won three of its six nominations, including best director for David Fincher, best adapted screenplay for Aaron Sorkin, and the best editing award.

Natalie Portman was named as best actress for her performance in Black Swan – however it was the only award that the film took home out of 12 nominations.

Chris Morris was the winner of this year’s outstanding debut for his film, Four Lions, while Roger Deakins was awarded best cinematography for True Grit.

Sir Christopher Lee was awarded the academy fellowship, the highest honour, for his outstanding contribution to film. Meanwhile, the Harry Potter films won outstanding British contribution to cinema.

Meanwhile, the Grammy Awards have taken place in Los Angeles. True to form, Lady Gaga turned up to the stage in an egg:

Winners included Arcade Fire (album of the year), Lady Antebellum (record of the year), Esperenza Spalding (best new artist), Lady Gaga (best female pop vocals), Bruno Mars (best male pop vocals).

La Roux took home a Grammy for best electronic album, while Michael Buble was awarded best traditional pop.

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