Firth, Rapace shine at RAFAs
by Naman Ramachandran
British actor Colin Firth added yet another award to his bulging kitty for his turn in The King’s Speech, winning Actor of the Year at the fifth annual Richard Attenborough Film Awards (RAFAs), chosen by the UK’s regional film critics.
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace won Actress of the Year for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. British director Christopher Nolan won Filmmaker of the Year for Inception and Sir Michael Caine was presented with the All Time Legend Award.
13-year-old Chloe Moretz, who won the Rising Star of the Year, said, “I am so thrilled and humbled to have been thought of, much less win such an award, when I am still very young.”
Lord Richard Attenborough said, “The last year has shown the cinema to be both resilient and innovative, with large audiences eager to enjoy the unique theatrical experience. It has also brought a superb crop of terrific films with compelling performances from both experienced and fresh talents. I offer my warmest congratulations to this admirable set of winners.”
Film of the Year - The Social Network
Filmmaker of the Year - Christopher Nolan, Inception
Screenwriter of the Year - Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Rising Star of the Year - Chloe Moretz, Kick-Ass, Let Me In
All Time Legend - Sir Michael Caine
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