Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker” was the evening’s major winner at this year’s BAFTAS. Picking up best film and best director among its six prizes it eclipsed her ex-husband’s 3-D blockbuster “Avatar”.
Known for leaning towards British talent, BAFTA rewarded home grown actor Colin Firth as Best Actor for his performance in “A Single Man”.
Accepting his award Firth said: “What Tom Ford (the director) doesn’t know is that I have the e-mail in my outbox telling him that I couldn’t possibly do this. And I was about to send it when a man came to repair my fridge. So clearly I don’t know what’s best for me, so I would like to thank the fridge guy.”
And another Brit, newcomer Carey Mulligan, was a surprise winner as Best Actress for her role in “An Education”.