Alexandre Desplat has won the Orange British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) in the Original Music category for his score for The King’s Speech. The award was presented to him by singer/songwriter Paul McCartney. Desplat’s competitors in the category were A.R. Rahman for 127 Hours, Danny Elfman for Alice in Wonderland, John Powell for How to Train Your Dragon and Hans Zimmer for Inception. The award marks Desplat’s first BAFTA after being nominated before for Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Fantastic Mr. Fox. For a backstage interview with Desplat at the Awards show, watch the video below after the jump.

  1. moviegeek says:

    Well deserved.. However I was hoping it would have gone to Hans Zimmer
    Everything else was very predictable. They’re Brits after all…
    The only surprise was David Fincher!!!

  2. Maureen says:

    Alexandre Desplat is a brilliant composer. I congratulate him on his BAFTA win and believe his score for King’s Speech is far more original and sophisticated than Social Network. Here’s a great article posted today that shows he deserves the Oscar.