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Updated: February 22, 2010 03:37 IST

BAFTA: ‘The Hurt Locker’ wins best film award

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Director of 'The Hurt Locker' Kathryn Bigelow poses with her award in the media room at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on Sunday. Photo: AP
AP Director of 'The Hurt Locker' Kathryn Bigelow poses with her award in the media room at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on Sunday. Photo: AP

The Iraq war drama, 'The Hurt Locker' won the British BAFTA award for best film on Sunday, the sixth award it collected on the night.

Kathryn Bigelow took the best director prize for the film, beating nominees that included her former husband, 'Avatar' director James Cameron.

'The Hurt Locker' also won prizes for original screenplay, cinematography, editing and sound. 'Avatar' picked up awards for production design and visual effects.

'Avatar' and 'The Hurt Locker' both went into Sunday’s awards with nominations in eight categories, including best picture.

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