This just in: Taylor Hackford approved by zoning board for extension of current home. Busy purchasing building materials. What, you think all of Helen Mirren's trophies for The Queen will fit in their current home? You'd think wrong. They've gotta be building another wing just for that HRH style loot.
So Post-BAFTA Helen has only the Oscar left to pick up, bringing her total to... I've lost count. 27? 28? I don't know.
In other BAFTA News, The Queen wins best film, too. The other most nominated film Casino Royale (snubbed by Oscar entirely --they no like Bond) also won just two prizes in a night of 'spread the wealth'. It's winning categories: Sound and "Rising Star" for Eva Green.
You can see the complete list of winners here. It's the usual awards season winners minus director Martin Scorsese (Paul Greengrass took the directing award for United 93) and Eddie Murphy (Alan Arkin's foul mouthed grandpa from Little Miss Sunshine triumphed). How close do you think their decisions will be to Oscar's? And has their ever been a lock as locked as Helen Mirren? She's like the Titanic of the Best Actress category.
See also: My Oscar Pages
tags: BAFTA, Helen Mirren, Eva Green, movies, Academy Awards, Casino Royale, oscars