Hurt Locker: 6, Avatar: 2

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Mon, 02/22/2010 - 00:29

If the BAFTAs are any indication of how the Oscars will go then it looks like it will be Kathyrn Bigelow's night.

At the "British Oscars" The Hurt Locker took 6 awards including Best Film, Best Director, Original Screenplay (Mark Boal), Cinematography, Editing, and Sound.

James Cameron's hotly tipped 3D epic Avatar, which was also nominated in eight categories, only managed to win two BAFTAs for Production Design and Special Visual Effects.

Leading actor went to Colin Firth for A Single Man - he's also got an Oscar nomination - and Carey Mulligan took leading actress for An Education.

These being much more Brit centric awards there was of course recognition of bright young talents closer to home with Andrea Arnold winning the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film for the gritty drama Fish Tank and Duncan Jones winning Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer for low-budget sci-fi Moon.

Full list of BAFTA winners and interviews