We're breaking down all the Oscar contenders for you, so that you can decide whether you want to see them -- or at the very least, hold your own at cocktail parties. We're kicking off the series with 'The King's Speech,' a historical drama based on the true story of King George VI's friendship with his speech therapist.

Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Director (Tom Hooper), Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction
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