Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech won a total of five awards: Best British Independent Film, Best Actor for Colin Firth, Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter, Best Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush, and Best Screenplay for David Seidler.
The Best Director award went to Gareth Edwards for Monsters, which also earned awards for Technical Achievement and Best Achievement in Production.
Other winners include A Prophet for Best Foreign Film, Enemies Of The People for Best Documentary, and Son Of Babylon which won the Raindance Award.
The Variety Award was handed by Ralph Fiennes to Liam Neeson, while Helena Bonham Carter also took home the Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film.
(thanks billy) Full list of winners after the cut.
As predicted yesterday, Black Swan met and easily exceeded it opening weekend box office estimates to set a new record for Fox Searchlight films in limited release. IndieWire has the hard numbers:
Darren Aronofsky‚Äôs ‚ÄúBlack Swan‚Äù had a massive limited debut this weekend. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, the film – a psychological thriller about a ballerina (Natalie Portman) competing for the lead role in ‚ÄúSwan Lake‚Äù – grossed a stunning $1,394,265 from just 18 theaters. That made for a $77,459 per-theater-average, which is a new record for distributor Fox Searchlight, topping the likes of ‚ÄúJuno,‚Äù ‚ÄúSlumdog Millionaire,‚Äù ‚ÄúSideways‚Äù and ‚ÄúLittle Miss Sunshine,‚Äù all of which debuted on much fewer screens.
The LA Times’ Stephen Zeitchik “goes there” with the MPAA’s absurdly conservative/misogynist NC-17 rating to Blue Valentine as compared to an R-rating given to Black Swan when both films feature a similar scene: oral sex on a woman –SPOILER ALERT — who is then brought to the big O. Nice work if you can get it, right? Just kidding. But seriously, folks. Zeitchik brings up a good point. However, I will say there are two distinct differences between the two scenes. Also, we’re assuming that this was the scene that caused the film to get the overly harsh rating, when in fact, it could have been a different scene.
If you want to know they’re different, click the jump. If not, pass on by. Nothing to see here.
Correcting the HR paragraph below. It turns out that Winter’s Bone won 4¬†prizes at Torino: Best Film,¬†Best Screenplay, the Achille Valdata audience award, and Best Actress shared by Jennifer Lawrence¬†for WB and Erica Rivas for Por Tu Culpa, directed by Anahi Berneri. (Thanks to Eduardo Grinovero for the correction.)¬†¬†Additional winners are listed at the TFF website.
Adding to its swag from Sundance, the Gothams, the NBR, the Seattle and¬†Palm Springs Film Fests,¬†not to mention¬†its 7 Spirit nominations, Winter’s Bone has won the main prize at the 28th Torino Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The festival’s five-member jury headed by director Marco Bellocchio chose Winter’s Bone out of 16 main competition films, making it the first U.S. production to take home the main prize since David Gordon Green’s George Washington in 2000. The award carries a cash prize of ‚Ç¨25,000 ($32,500).
Jennifer Lawrence, the protagonist in Winter’s Bone, split the best actress award with Anahi Berneri, who was honored for her work in Port u Culpa. Omid Djalili was given the best actor prize for his role in The Infidel.
It’s quite something to see this little slice of Americana with its dark mood and big mythological themes winning acclaim not only here in the US, but in Europe as well. BIFA nominated it for Foreign Film, filling the same slot as last year’s The Hurt Locker. I doubt if Winter’s Bone can go all the way to a best picture win, but it’s looking like a real contender for several nominations, including best picture, Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, adapted screenplay and possibly even Debra Granik as director.