'The King's Speech' leads way in BAFTA nominations

18th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

Colin Firth and Nathalie Portman could replicate their best actor Golden Globe success at BAFTAs, after they were both nominated Tuesday for Britain's top film awards.

Their respective films, "The King's Speech" and "Black Swan" led the way, with the study of king George VI's battle with his stammer receiving 14 nominations and the ballet thriller earning 12.

Thriller "Inception", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, follows with nine nominations, while director Danny Boyle's rock-climbing drama "127 Hours" and "True Grit", the Coen brothers' film, are in eight categories.

"The Social Network", the movie about the founding of Facebook which won the most Golden Globes on Sunday, including best picture, is up for six gongs.

"Alice In Wonderland" has five nominations, while "The Kids Are All Right", about a lesbian couple and their children, and British film "Made In Dagenham", have four apiece.

"The Fighter", "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and "Toy Story 3" each received three nominations.

The awards ceremony, hosted by TV and radio presenter Jonathan Ross, takes place at the Royal Opera House in London on February 13.

The BAFTAs used to take place in April or May, but were shifted in 2002 to sit between the Globes and the Oscars, which are awarded this year on February 27.

© 2011 AFP

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