Carey Mulligan, The Hurt Locker Top Bafta Winners
Plus, Colin Firth makes a surprising admission.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
At this weekend’s British Academy Film Awards ceremony (BAFTAs), the top prizes went to some surprising stars.
Newcomer Carey Mulligan took home the top actress prize for her performance in An Education, while in the directing category, Kathryn Bigelow beat her ex-husband James Cameron for her war film The Hurt Locker. Bigelow’s film won five more awards, including best film and best original screenplay.
Colin Firth won the top acting prize for his role in A Single Man, and admitted that a refrigerator repairman convinced him to take the part.
“I was about to send this when a man came to repair my fridge,” the suave Brit said. “I don’t know what’s best for me so I would like to thank the fridge guy…”
Even Twilight got a piece of the action. Twilight star Kristen Stewart was honored with the Orange Rising Star award. In addition, legendary actress Vanessa Redgrave was honored with the Fellowship award – presented to her by Prince William himself!
Avatar received just two awards, both in visual categories. Mo’Nique continued her winning streak with another supporting actress award for Precious, though she wasn’t on hand to accept it.
Do you think the Baftas predicted this year’s Oscar winners? Who do you hope takes home the top prizes? (Daily Mail)