And the Oscar Winner is The King’s Speech

As many film aficionados would have expected, The King’s Speech won the best picture Oscar award Sunday from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (in short, Academy).

Based on the true story of King George VI, The King’s Speech follows the Royal Monarch’s quest to find his voice.

After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England.

 

With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush).

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After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle.

Here, you can also hear the actual speech by King George VI in 1939.

The film also won three more Oscars.

Colin Firth playing the stammering British ruler got the best-actor Oscar while Tom Hooper was adjudged the best director and David Seidler got the one for the best original screenplay.

Info courtesy: The King’s Speech site

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