The 83rd Academy Awards are airing tonight on ABC, and The King’s Speech has the most nominations of the evening. That is 12 nominations including the major ones, such as Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Director.
The film directed by Tom Hooper, is about King George VI* and his relationship with his speech therapist, who helped him, when he abruptly ascended to the throne. The film stars Colin Firth as the King , Geoffrey Rush as the Speech Therapist, and one of my favorite actress Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen Mother.
Queen Elizabeth was apparently very moved by this film as she had a very strong bond with her father the late King,
Here is the King when he was Prince Albert the Duke of York on his wedding day to Elizabeth Bowes Lyon in 1923.