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The King's Speech (2010)

The King's Speech
Running time: 118 min | Genre: Historical, Drama, Biography, Based on real facts, 1930s
The King's Speech

Synopsis

This is the story of King George VI. When his older brother abdicates the throne, nervous-mannered successor George "Bertie" VI (Colin Firth) reluctantly dons the crown. Though his stutter soon raises concerns about his leadership skills, King George VI eventually comes into his own with the help of unconventional speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Before long the king and Lionel have forged an unlikely bond, a bond that proves to have real strength when the United Kingdom is forced to flex its international might.

Ranking

IMDb
8.0
Rotten Tomatoes
9.5
Metacritic
8.8

Cast

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Director (Tom Hooper)
WINNER
Best Original Screenplay
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Colin Firth)
WINNER
Best Production Design
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush)
NOMINATED
Best Film Editing
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter)
NOMINATED
Best Cinematography
NOMINATED
Best Music (Score)
NOMINATED
Best Sound
NOMINATED
Best Costume Design
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Leading Actor - Drama (Colin Firth)
WINNER
Best Screenplay
NOMINATED
Best Music (Score)
NOMINATED
Best Picture - Drama
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush)
NOMINATED
Best Director (Tom Hooper)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter)
NOMINATED

Goya

Best European Film
WINNER

BAFTA

Best British Film
WINNER
Best Music (Score)
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Colin Firth)
WINNER
Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush)
WINNER
Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter)
WINNER
Best Picture
WINNER
Best Original Screenplay
WINNER
Best Production Design
NOMINATED
Best Costume Design
NOMINATED
Best Director (Tom Hooper)
NOMINATED
Best Makeup and Hair Stylist
NOMINATED
Best Cinematography
NOMINATED
Best Sound
NOMINATED
Best Film Editing
NOMINATED

César Award

Best Foreign Language Film
NOMINATED

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Colin Firth)
WINNER
Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
WINNER
Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter)
NOMINATED

David di Donatello

Best European Film
WINNER

Independent Spirit

Best Foreign Language Film
WINNER

Toronto Film Festival

People's Choice Award - Best Film
WINNER

Details

Original title

The King's Speech

Director

Tom Hooper

Producer

Coproducción GB-Australia; UK Film Council, The Weinstein Co., Momentum Pictures, Aegis Film Fund, Molinare London, Filmnation Entertainment, Coproducción Reino Unido-Australia; UK Film Council, The Weinstein Company, See-Saw Films, Bedlam Productions

Running time

118 min

Screenwriter

David Seidler

Music

Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography

Danny Cohen

Year

2010

Country

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Box Office

Budget

$15,000,000

Gross

$373,700,000

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