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'King's Speech' nominated for 14 BAFTA awards

Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter are seen in 'The King's Speech.' (The Weinstein Company)

January 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The film "The King's Speech" is proving to be a favorite in Britain, where the British Academy Film Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday.The awards are Britain's equivalent to the Oscars.

Colin Firth is a favorite to win the best actor award for his performance in "The King's Speech." He took home the Golden Globe on Sunday for that performance.

The film has 14 nominations, though it's facing strong competition from "Black Swan," which has 12 nominations, and "Inception," which has nine.

"The Social Network" has six nominations, including best picture.