The lion has roared: Bigelow's existential "Hurt Locker" beat out James Cameron's "$300 Million in Special Effects in 3-D" for the Best Film at the British Academy Awards. Sensible Brits, they even gave Best Actor to Colin Firth for his playing of a homosexual school teacher in mid-life crisis in Christopher Isherwood's equally existential tale of "A Single Man." (I wonder if my first paperback edition will increase in value now?) Finally, they gave a special award to a Real Lady, Vanessa Redgrave, who bore the slings and arrows of outrageous Israeli lobbyists when she used her Oscar bully pulpit to denounce that nation's then-refusal to deal with the Palestinians in any way, shape, or form. (No doubt, they were doing it sub rosa all along, and to no avail.) Once again, Vanessa stole the show.