The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs) are announcing their annual prize-winners at this very moment. Oddly, the presentation is on a tape-delay (even in the UK!) so you'll have to rely on us for the facts. Well, us and several great Brits on twitter. (Thanks, blokes and birds!) Thanks also to our pals at HitFix and IndieWire for being on the BAFTA ball!
Just now, for example, I learned that David Fincher ('The Social Network') has won the award for Best Director, which is weird because I had no idea Mr. Fincher was British. (That's what passes for comedy on a Sunday afternoon, sorry.) A full list of all the winners resides beneath the jump, but some other noteworthy prize-getters include Helena Bonham Carter for 'The King's Speech,' Geoffrey Rush for 'The King's Speech,' Colin Firth for 'The King's Speech,' David Seidler ('The King's Speech') for Best Original Screenplay, and Natalie Portman ('Black Swan') for Best Actress because 'The King's Speech' didn't have a female lead.
Snark aside, congrats to all the winners and especially to the great (brave) comedy known as 'Four Lions,' which won "Outstanding British Debut" for writer/director Chris Morris.
Brace yourself for the shocking Best Picture winner...