BAFTAs Honor 'Queen' for a Day

Largely an afterthought in the Oscar best picture discussion, Stephen Frears' "The Queen" was named best film at Sunday's (Feb. 11) British Academy Film Awards.

The film's star, Helen Mirren, won the best actress BAFTA, paired as she has been all award season with best actor winner Forest Whitaker of "The Last King of Scotland." Like "The Queen," "Last King of Scotland" won three awards, including best adapted screenplay for Peter Morgan and Jeremy Bock, as well as the Alexander Korda Award as British film of the year.

Also winning three BAFTAs was "Pan's Labyrinth," which won in the foreign film category and also earned recognition for costume design and hair and makeup.

Supporting acting prizes went to Jennifer Hudson of "Dreamgirls" and Alan Arkin of "Little Miss Sunshine."

"Casino Royale," the night's second most nominated film with nine, won only a single award for sound. That was better than "The Departed" and "The Devil Wears Prada," which were shut out despite 11 nominations between them.

The most likely winner for "The Departed," Martin Scorsese, lost the directing award to Paul Greengrass of "United 93."