The King’s Speech nominated for 12 Oscars



Colin Firth

Colin Firth

Colin Firth looks set to take the crown for his best actor nomination for his performance in The King’s Speech.

The actor looks set to add to his awards collection, including his Goldon Globe, for his portrayal of George VI in his latest film. At the moment he also looks to become one of this years handful of British actors with an Academy Award nomination.

The £9 million film in which he starred could go on to collect the prixe for Best film, Best adapted Screenplay and Best director which could also be taken by Brit Tom Hooper.

Firth’s co-star Helen Bonham Carter also looks set to be joinng him as she has been nominated for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for he portrayl of Queen Elizabeth in the adaptation.

Firth’s The King’s Speech co-star Geoffrey Rush has also been nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role and the film is also up for Best Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Original Score, Film Editing, Original Screenplay, Sound Mixing and Costume Design.

Other Brits with nominations include: Danny Boyle has been nominated for best director for his 127 Hours movie.

Bristolian Artist Banksy’s film Exit Through The Gift Shop has been tipped for the Best Documentary Feature and the National Film and Television School are reportedly thrilled to be given a nomination for Best Live Action Short Film category for The Confession.

The Social Network, Black Swan and True Grit which has 10 nominations are also set to take a few awards.

The Best Actress category is going to be a battle between Annette Bening, who has already taken the Golden Globe for her performance in In A Musical or Comedy and Natalie Portman who also took a Globe for the Best Dramatic Actress.

Who do you think deserves an Oscar this year? Do you have a favourite?

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