A gracious monarch and a charismatic dictator took the top prizes Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards.
The James Bond thriller “Casino Royale” went home with just one prize – for sound –
Forest Whitaker took the best actor prize for his riveting turn 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 best adapted screenplay.
Whitaker beat Daniel Craig (“Casino Royale”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Departed”), Richard Griffiths (“The History Boys”) and Peter O’Toole (“Venus”) for the best actor prize.]]>