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January 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Coming as no surprise whatsoever, The King’s Speech dominated the announcement of nominations for Britain’s BAFTA awards, the equivalent of America’s Oscars. The critically acclaimed film, which is also a frontrunner in the Oscar race, received an impressive 14 nominations, including best film, best British film, best actor (Colin Firth), and best director (Tom Hooper). Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan received 12 nominations, while Christopher Nolan’s Inception received nine. Best film nominations also went to True Grit and The Social Network. Winners are due to be announced at London’s Royal Opera House on Sunday, Feb. 13, when they will be hosted by British talk-show personality Jonathan Ross. They can be viewed in the U.S. on the BBC America cable channel, beginning at 8:00 p.m. with a 30-minute red-carpet show.