By Dave Karger
Updated December 06, 2010 at 04:07 PM EST
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Expected Oscar favorite The King’s Speech picked up five trophies at the British Independent Film Awards yesterday, winning Best Film, Best Screenplay, and acting prizes for all three of its main cast members: Colin Firth (Best Actor), Geoffrey Rush (Best Supporting Actor), and Helena Bonham Carter (Best Supporting Actress). Surprisingly, though, King’s Speech director Tom Hooper lost his award to Gareth Edwards for the alien invasion drama Monsters. The Best Actress prize went to Never Let Me Go‘s Carey Mulligan, who won the same award last year for An Education.

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