“The King’s Speech,” about the struggle by Queen Elizabeth II ’s father to overcome a lifelong stammer, won seven British Academy Film Awards , or Baftas, in London last night. It’s now vying for 12 Oscars.
I have one sure-fire prediction for Sunday night’s Academy Awards telecast: Co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway won’t be cracking jokes about Charlie Sheen ’s substance abuse, Ashton Kutcher ’s love life or gay Scientologists.
“The Artist,” a silent black-and- white movie about an actor past his peak, scooped seven prizes including best picture, director and actor at the British Academy Film Awards, or Baftas. Oscar victory may be next.
Alexander McQueen, the fashion designer who took his own life last year, received a tribute at London’s Ritz Hotel, heralding a show of his work at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and a fundraising gala.