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

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Awards

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