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Plot, Details & Awards

The King's Speech

Rated R for some language.

R In Theaters 11/26/2010 , 111min.
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Plot & Details

After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle.

Based on the true story of King George VI, 'The King's Speech' follows the Royal Monarch's quest to find his voice.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Danny Cohen Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Score Alexandre Desplat Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Colin Firth Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Helena Bonham Carter Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Emile Sherman Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing John Midgley Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Tom Hooper Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Geoffrey Rush Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay David Seidler Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Paul Hamblin Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Gareth Unwin Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Tariq Anwar Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Eve Stewart Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Jenny Beavan Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Iain Canning Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Judy Farr Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Martin Jensen Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Tariq Anwar Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Paul Hamblin Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Judy Farr Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Eve Stewart Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound John Midgley Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Music Alexandre Desplat Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Lee Walpole Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Colin Firth Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Martin Jensen Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Danny Cohen Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Geoffrey Rush Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Frances Hannon Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Jenny Beavan Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Tom Hooper Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay David Seidler Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Helena Bonham Carter Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Alexandre Desplat Nominated
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Colin Firth Won
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Geoffrey Rush Nominated
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Tom Hooper Nominated
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay David Seidler Nominated
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Helena Bonham Carter Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

AFI Fest

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 AFI Fest Film Presented Nominated

American Society of Cinematographers

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 American Society of Cinematographers Best Cinematography Danny Cohen Nominated

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Period Film Eve Stewart Won

Austin Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Austin Film Critics Top Ten Film Won
2010 Austin Film Critics Best Actor Colin Firth Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Tariq Anwar Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Paul Hamblin Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Judy Farr Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Eve Stewart Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound John Midgley Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Music Alexandre Desplat Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Lee Walpole Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Colin Firth Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Martin Jensen Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Danny Cohen Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Geoffrey Rush Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Frances Hannon Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Jenny Beavan Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Tom Hooper Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay David Seidler Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Helena Bonham Carter Won

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Directors Guild of America Best Director Tom Hooper Won
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