British Oscar Winners 2011

The British represented themselves remarkably well at the Oscars this year. They won in some key categories. Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Original Screenplay are just a few categories they dominated in. The 83rd Academy Awards was held at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, Ca.

The King’s Speech

” The King’s Speech ” was undoubtedly the star of the night. The film is a remarkable British drama about King George VI’s battle with a speech impediment and how it affected his leadership at the start of mass media. The film won Best Motion Picture and three other Oscars at the Academy Awards. Tom Hooper is a British film and television director of English and Australian backgrounds. He was nominated for Best Director from the Directors Guild of America. He did win that award. Hooper also won a BAFTA, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards. Tom Hooper also won 2011 Award for Best Director, for ” The King’s Speech “.

David Seidler

David Seidler won for Best Original Screenplay for ” The King’s Speech “, was a child stutterer. Seidler was born in 1937. He is not only an Academy Award-winning British playwright. He is also a film and television writer. Seidler has won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay at the 64th British Academy Film Awards.

Colin Firth

British actor, Colin Firth , took home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work as King George VI in the Oscar winning film ” The King’s Speech “. He portrays a proud royal who has a stuttering problem. He works with an eccentric speech therapist Lionel Logue played by Geoffrey Rush, to overcome his speech impediment. During this time, the Nazis were breathing down the necks of the British. The country was looking for inspiration from its stuttering leader. Firth delivered a funny yet, humble acceptance speech for his win for Best Actor. He thanked and credited the cast, crew, producers, and his wife for his considerable fortune.

Christian Bale

Christian Bale won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his supporting role as a washed-up former boxing champion in the film ” The Fighter “. Bale dominated various awards shows leading up to the Academy Awards, but people in the business had said he might face some competition from multi-talented Geoffrey Rush for his work in the award winning film ” The King’s Speech .” It was the first win and first nomination for Bale who dropped 30 pounds in order to play the part of Dicky Eklund, a former regional Welterweight boxing champion. Dicky Eklund lost his life to cocaine addiction.

The British actors, screenwriters, directors and other cast members did exceedingly well this year at the Academy Awards. The commitment they show their craft was rewarded with Oscars and the viewing publics admiration.

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