The Sound trophy at the 2011 BAFTA Film Awards was won by the team behind Inception during an event dominated by gongs for The King’s Speech.
Indeed, the Tom Hooper-directed movie about King George VI’s battle to overcome his stutter won no fewer than seven awards, including Best Film, Leading Actor for Colin Firth, Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush, and Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter.
Natalie Portman was awarded the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her role as Nina Sayers in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan.
Christopher Nolan’s Inception also performed strongly, collecting the Production Design, Special Visual Effects and Sound awards. The film’s sound team – Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo and Ed Novick – fended off competition from the crews behind 127 Hours, Black Swan, The King’s Speech and True Grit.
Several of the same films also cropped up in the Original Music category. Ultimately, The King’s Speech, scored by Alexandre Desplat, triumphed over 127 Hours (AR Rahman), Alice In Wonderland (Danny Elfman), How to Train Your Dragon (John Powell) and Inception (Hans Zimmer).
The evening reached a climax with the presentation of a Fellowship award to veteran actor Christopher Lee.