hosted yet another celebrity awards night - the BATFAS. Dame Helen Mirran was crowned Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth II in "The Queen" and she dedicated her BAFTA to her mentor, Ian Richardson who died last week. "The Queen" was also named best picture.
Forest Whitaker took the Best Actor prize for his riveting performance as Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland," the story of a young Scottish doctor's entanglement with the Ugandan dictator. "Last King" was also named the best British film and took the prize for the best adapted screenplay.
As a forerunner to the Oscars in two weeks time, the BAFTAs are seen as an indicator of success
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