Best bet: "The King's Speech"

Friday, January 28, 2011
In this film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Colin Firth portrays King George VI in "The King's Speech." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Laurie Sparham)

"The King's Speech," opening today in Cape Girardeau, appears ready to rule over the Academy Awards with a leading 12 nominations. The film, which tells the story of England's King George VI overcoming a debilitating stutter in an age of radio addresses, earned nods for best picture, best actor (Colin Firth), best supporting actor (Geoffery Rush), best supporting actress (Helena Bonham Carter), best director and best screenplay along with nominations in technical categories. In addition to "The King's Speech," other best picture contenders showing in Cape Girardeau are "127 Hours," "Black Swan," "The Fighter" and "True Grit." For more details on these films, turn to At the Theaters on Page 15A.

-- From staff reports

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