King's Speech Conquers BAFTAs

There was no hesitation when it came to The King’s Speech at Sunday night’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards – the BAFTAs.

The popular drama about King George VI’s seemingly insurmountable stammer swept the ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden, with seven awards.

These included those for Best Picture, Actor Colin Firth, Supporting Actor Geoffrey Rush, Supporting Actress Helena Bonham Carter and Original Screenplay writer David Seidler.

Colin Firth Leads The King's Speech to 14 BAFTA Film Nominations

Colin Firth might want to prepare another speech.

The British actor, 50, who won the Golden Globe for best actor in The King’s Speech this weekend, has been nominated in the same category for Britain’s BAFTA Film Awards – with the film itself gaining the most nods, 14, among all contenders.

Black Swan is the next most-honored film, with its star Natalie Portman, another Globe winner, nominated for best actress.