The Hurt LockerThe 2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards unfolded as expected today, with top honors going to Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War drama 'The Hurt Locker.'

The film swept the ceremony, winning six awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Bigelow), Best Editing and Best Original Screenplay.

'Avatar' -- which is viewed as 'The Hurt Locker''s biggest threat for the Best Picture Oscar -- won two awards, for Best Production Design and Best Visual Effects.

Meanwhile, the Best Actor race saw its first surprise of the season, as Colin Firth upset Oscar frontrunner Jeff Bridges for his performance in the Tom Ford drama 'A Single Man.'

Best Actress went to another Brit: Carey Mulligan, who wowed critics with her Oscar-nominated performance in 'An Education.' Mulligan triumphed over fellow-Oscar nominees Gabourey Sidibe ('Precious') and Meryl Streep ('Julie and Julia'). (If you were wondering why Sandra Bullock wasn't nominated, her film, 'The Blind Side,' was ineligible due to its release date in the U.K.)
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