Firth film racks up Oscar nods


Colin Firth is nominated for the best actor Oscar

The King’s Speech has been given a string of Oscar nominations – including best picture.

Colin Firth is up for best actor for his role as stammering King George VI.

Helena Bonham Carter is nominated for best supporting actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth in the film, set in Britain on the cusp of the Second World War.

Film-maker Tom Hooper has been nominated for best director.

Welsh-born Christian Bale is up for best supporting actor for his role as a boxer-turned-crack addict in boxing movie The Fighter.

The King’s Speech has a total of 12 nominations – more than any other film nominated for the 83rd Academy Awards.

British director Mike Leigh has a nomination for original screenplay for Another Year.

Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy are up for adapted screenplay for rock-climbing film 127 Hours.

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