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King’s Speech to sweep all

The King’s Speech leads the race for the British Academy Film Awards.

hollywood Updated: Jan 20, 2011 01:55 IST

The

King’s Speech

leads the race for the British Academy Film Awards, Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars, with 14 nominations announced on Tuesday, including best picture.



Colin Firth is the best-actor front-runner for his performance as stuttering monarch King George VI, with Geoffrey Rush nominated for best supporting actor as the unconventional speech therapist who treated him.



Helena Bonham Carter is up for best supporting actor for playing the king’s wife, the Queen Mother Elizabeth.