Firth nominated for film Bafta

Firth nominated for film Bafta


Colin Firth has been nominated for a Bafta

Colin Firth has continued his awards success with a Bafta nomination for best actor for his role in The King’s Speech.

The movie is also up for best film and best director at the annual awards.

The King’s Speech receives 14 nominations, while Black Swan follows with 12, including best actress for Natalie Portman.

Colin’s nomination, for his role as stammering King George VI, comes after he increased his chances of Oscar glory by picking up the Golden Globe for best actor. His co-star, Helena Bonham Carter, is up for best supporting actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth in the film.

The movie, which had a disappointing result at the Golden Globes when it won just one of its seven nominations, is also up for best British film.

Colin’s rivals in the best actor category are US actor Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network, Jeff Bridges for True Grit, Javier Bardem for Biutiful and James Franco for the Danny Boyle film 127 Hours.

Thriller Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, follows The King’s Speech and Black Swan with nine nominations, while rock-climbing drama 127 Hours and True Grit, the Coen brothers film, are in eight categories. The Social Network, about the founding of Facebook, is up for six gongs.

Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland has five nominations, while The Kids Are All Right, about a lesbian couple and their children, and Made In Dagenham, a dramatisation of the 1968 strike at the Ford factory, have four apiece.

The Fighter, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Toy Story 3 each receive three nominations.

The glitzy February event, at London’s Royal Opera House, will be hosted by Jonathan Ross and is the biggest UK film bash of the year.

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