Further applause for The King’s Speech



The King's Speech expected to succeed at the Oscars

The King’s Speech expected to succeed at the Oscars

The cast of period drama The King’s Speech have once again received awards, this time at the Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles.

British film-maker Tom Hooper won the outstanding directorial achievement award at Saturday’s event, while the film also won the overall acting ensemble prize – the guild’s equivalent of a best picture award.

The awards presented boost the actors and producers chances of receiving further awards at the Oscars on 27th February.

The King’s Speech has received 12 nominations for the Oscar Awards, with Colin Firth and his co-stars Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter receiving nominations.

The film received more nominations than any other picture this year, and more than any British independent film to date.

During the Screen Actors Guild awards, Natalie Portman also received an award for best actress following her performance in Black Swan.

Christian Bale was also honoured for his supporting role in boxing drama The Fighter, while his co-star Melissa Leo received the female equivalent.

Television stars receiving awards included Steve Buscemi, named best actor in a drama series for his work in crime serial Boardwalk Empire.

Alec Baldwin was named best comedy actor for the fifth consecutive year for US sitcom 30 Rock.

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