February 15, 2011

The King's Speech Sweeps British Film Awards

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"The King's Speech" had a royally good night in London on Feb. 13, when the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) gave the film seven awards—more than any other 2010 film. BAFTA nominations include many nominees for the 2011 Academy Awards. The Oscars will be awarded on Sunday, Feb. 26. As one British journalist noted, "Only the little gold men remain."

"The King's Speech" won in the following BAFTA categories:

  • Best film
  • Best leading actor: Colin Firth
  • Best supporting actor: Geoffrey Rush
  • Best supporting actress: Helena Bonham Carter
  • Best original screenplay: David Seidler
  • Best original music: Alexandre Desplat
  • Outstanding British Film

  

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