The King's Speech Poster

Release Date: November 26th, 2010

DVD Release Date: April 19th, 2011

R|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
England's Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.

Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Ehle, Anthony Andrews

Director: Tom Hooper

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Bedlam Pictures, See-Saw Films

Distributors: Weinstein Co., Weinstein Co.

Keywords: 1940s, 1930s, Quest, England, Transformation, Rise, Fascinating

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Awards

Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Winner Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Winner Directing
Winner Original Film Score
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Art Direction
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Winner Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Winner Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)