Feb 14, 2011

The King's Speech wins seven awards

Baftas 2011: The King's Speech wins seven awards

The King's Speech was the major winner of the 2011 Baftas, picking up seven awards including Best Film and Best Actor for Colin Firth.

The story of King George VI's attempt to overcome his stutter was named Best Film, while Colin Firth won Best Actor, Helena Bonham Carter was named Best Supporting Actress, and Geoffrey Rush won Best Supporting Actor.
It was also successful in the categories for Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay and Original Music.
The movie had been nominated in 14 different categories.
Bonham-Carter praised her co-star Colin Firth, saying: "King Colin, you're deserving everything you're getting".
Firth picked up the Leading Actor award for the second year running and joked: "I like coming here, thank you Bafta."

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