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Firth scoops George VI film award; AWARDS.

Byline: MIRROR REPORTER

MONARCHY drama The King's Speech earned a host of awards yesterday from the influential Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Colin Firth, who plays the Queen's father George VI as he struggles to overcome a debilitating stammer, scooped the best actor award.

Geoffrey Rush, who plays his speech therapist Lionel Logue, was runner-up for the best supporting actor.

Behind the cameras, David Seidler was runner-up in the best screenplay category and Eve Stewart a runner-up in production design.

The King's Speech and Facebook drama The Social Network, which was named the year's best picture, are tipped for Oscars.

Kim Hye-ja won best actress for South Korean drama Mother.

The runners-up were Edgar Ramirez for the terrorist epic Carlos and Jennifer Lawrence for Winter's Bone.

The critics awards show is on January 15 in Los Angeles.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 14, 2010
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