The Hurt Locker is well on its way to take the top prize at next month’s Academy Awards after picking up Best Film at the Orange British Academy Film Awards. Kathryn Bigelow (pictured below) was named Best Director for her work on the Iraq war drama. The film picked up six BAFTAs all up, including Best Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing and Sound.
The Hurt Locker’s biggest competition (and seemingly only Oscar rival) is James Cameron‘s 3D blockbuster Avatar. Despite scoring eight nominations, it only went home with Best Production Design and Visual Effects.
Of course, plenty of Brits took home awards too – except for those already inscribed with the names Christoph Waltz and Mo’nique. Colin Firth and Carey Mulligan won Best Actor and Actress for their work in A Single Man and An Education.
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The winner of the BAFTA Best Film award has matched the Academy Award’s Best Picture recipient only four times in the past decade.
Discuss: What are your thoughts on the winners? Is The Hurt Locker a …. LOCK …. for Best Picture at the Oscars?