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“The King’s Speech” swept the BAFTA Awards–given by the British Film Academy–tonight in London. The film–heavily tipped to sweep the Oscars next week–picked up Best Picture, Best Actor for Colin Firth, Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter, and Best Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush, as well as Best Original Screenplay for David Seidler. Best Actress went to Natalie Portman, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay went to “The Social Network.”  There were also awards for “Toy Story 3” and “Inception.”

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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