Firth scoops George VI film award; AWARDS.
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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