Another success expected for Colin Firth

Colin Firth up for best actor BAFTA award

Colin Firth up for best actor BAFTA award

More success foreseen for Colin Firth as he is nominated in the best actor category for the British Academy Film Awards, taking place on February 13.

The British actor is expected to lead the category and pick up an award for his role in The King’s Speech, which has received an astounding 14 nominations.

This success follows from a string of 21 prizes which Firth has won for playing a stammering King George VI in the film, including best dramatic actor at the Golden Globes on Sunday.

The King’s Speech is also competing for best film award, while its director Tom Hooper falls into the best director category. Firth’s co-stars in the film, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter are also up for best supporting actor awards.

Firth will battle for the award with Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges, James Franco and Jesse Eisenberg for his role in The Social Network, which received six nominations for the awards, including best film.

The other four titles shortlisted for the best film award are Black Swan, Inception, The Social Network and True Grit.

Black Swan, the new ballet thriller, has also received an impressive 12 nominations including best actress for its star Natalie Portman, best film and best supporting actress for Barbarra Hershey and best director for Darren Aronofsky.

Mum-to-be Natalie Portman joined Firth in picking up a Golden Globe, receiving the best actress award for her role as an uptight ballerina on the brink of a meltdown.

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