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'The King's Speech' leads the pack in BAFTA nominations

By the CNN Wire Staff
Helena Bonham Carter and Colin Firth both received BAFTA nominations Tuesday for their work in "The King's Speech."
Helena Bonham Carter and Colin Firth both received BAFTA nominations Tuesday for their work in "The King's Speech."
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The movie garners 14 nominations
  • The BAFTA is Britain's answer to the Oscars
  • "King's Speech" star Colin Firth won best actor at the Golden Globes this week
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London (CNN) -- "The King's Speech" nabbed 14 nominations, including one for actor Colin Firth who plays the stuttering King George VI, at this year's British Academy Film Awards, the academy announced Tuesday.

"Black Swan" followed with nominations in 12 categories, with "Inception" garnering nine and "True Grit" receiving eight.

The awards, known as the BAFTAs, are Britain's answer to the Oscars and will be handed out on February 13 -- two weeks before the Academy Awards.

The categories in which "The King's Speech" was nominated includes: best film, cinematography, costume design, original screenplay and original music. Director Tom Hooper was also nominated, as was Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush for supporting actress and actor.

Firth won best actor at the Golden Globes on Sunday, joking that the award was all that stood between him and buying a motorcycle in a midlife crisis.

Natalie Portman got the Globe for best actress as a tormented dancer in the ballet drama "Black Swan."

The Facebook film "The Social Network" was the big winner at the Golden Globes, winning four, including best picture in the drama category, best director and best motion picture screenplay.

 
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