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

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Awards

Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Winner Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Winner Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Best Picture
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Winner Directing
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Film Editing