Guy Pearce & Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Renner & Kathryn Bigelow: Baftas

Stanley Tucci, Livia Giuggioli and Colin Firth
Richard Buckley, Tom Ford, Livia Giuggioli and Colin Firth

Stanley Tucci, along with Colin Firth and wife Livia Giuggioli attend the BAFTA Soho House Grey Goose after party at the Grosvenor House Hotel on February 21 in London. Lower photo: Richard Buckley, Tom Ford, Livia Giuggioli and Colin Firth. Firth was the Best Actor winner for his portrayal of a bereaved gay college professor in 1960s Los Angeles in Ford's A Single Man. Firth is also in the running for a Best Actor Academy Award. His was the film's only Oscar nomination. (Photos by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images for Grey Goose.)

In his BAFTA acceptance speech, Firth remarked that “an encounter with Tom Ford is to come away feeling resuscitated, a little more worldly, better informed, better groomed, more fragrant, and … more nominated than one has ever been.” A Single Man was Tom Ford's first film. It earned Firth a best actor award at last year's Venice Film Festival.

Gabourey Sidibe, Jeremy Renner

Gabourey Sidibe and Jeremy Renner, both BAFTA nominees, attend the BAFTA Soho House Grey Goose after party at the Grosvenor House Hotel on February 21 in London. Gabourey Sidibe was a Best Actress nominee for Lee Daniels' urban family drama Precious, while Jeremy Renner was in the running in the Best Actor category for Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker. Sidibe lost to Carey Mulligan for An Education; Renner lost to Colin Firth for A Single Man. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images for Grey Goose.)

Both Sidibe and Renner are up for Academy Awards, though neither one is the favorite to win in their respective categories. Sandra Bullock is expected to take home the Best Actress Oscar, while Jeff Bridges will probably win for Best Actor. Bullock was nominated for The Blind Side; Bridges was nominated for Crazy Heart.

Jeremy Renner, Kathryn Bigelow

Jeremy Renner and BAFTA winner Kathryn Bigelow at the BAFTA Soho House Grey Goose after party held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on February 21 in London. Jeremy Renner was in the running in the Best Actor category for Bigelow's Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker, but he lost to Colin Firth's grieving gay college professor in A Single Man. Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the BAFTA Award for Best Director. Bigelow is expected to become the first woman to win the Oscar for Best Director as well. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images for Grey Goose.)

The Hurt Locker, the favorite for this year's Best Picture Oscar, has been criticized by several Iraq War veterans who assert that the film's depiction of the bomb-defusing squad is thoroughly inaccurate. The sequence in which Jeremy Renner's character runs through the streets of Bagdad to find out what happened to an Iraqi boy he had befriended has been called particularly absurd.

Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce at the BAFTA Soho House Grey Goose after party at the Grosvenor House Hotel on February 21 in London. Pearce wasn't up for any BAFTA awards, but The Hurt Locker, in which he is featured, won the evening's top prize. Among Pearce's other 2009 productions were The Road, starring Viggo Mortensen, In Her Skin, and Animal Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images For Grey Goose.)

Guy Pearce's upcoming films include The Hungry Rabbit Jumps, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, and The King's Speech. Among his feature-film credits are The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, L.A. Confidential, The Time Machine, The Count of Monte Cristo, and Death Defying Acts.

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6 Comments to Guy Pearce & Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Renner & Kathryn Bigelow: Baftas

  1. maxx

    To Kara:

    You are so right… They are great together - and they should totally get married (if they are in love with each other!)… I love the idea - absolutely!!! <3 <3 <3

  2. Kara

    They're great together aren't they? I hope they collaborate again.
    And I really feel they should get married, but that would be an added bonus.

  3. Kitty Green

    Colin Firth has deserved an Oscar for several of the characters he has played. Hollywood is too political and still has the good ol boy attitude.

    I agree the Oscar will be awarded to someone less talented - but fans out here know he is the best male actor to come along in a long time. Thank God Bafta recognised his wonderful portrayal of a man in pain. Great Job for many years Colin !!!!

  4. mooney

    Great Photo. Great team. Amazing movie. Go see it if you haven't. You two go get Oscars, now, OK?

  5. dr.e.roberts

    Colin Firth deserve the Oscar as well, but probably will not get it. should have had golden globes. certainly the best actor of this year, and last as well.

  6. Sharon

    Congratulation Mr Firth
    A job well done, you most certainly deserved this award (and a globe i thought hohum)