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In recent years, the British awards have helped underdog films gain momentum for Hollywood success.

In 2010, Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” won seven BAFTAs, including best film; it went on to take eight Oscars. Last year “The King’s Speech” won seven BAFTAs and four Oscars, including best picture.

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Online: http://www.bafta.org/film/awards

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