10:54 14 February 2011
The Kings Speech triumphed at the 2011 British Academy Film and Television Awards in London last night, taking away seven awards in total.
The film won awards for Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Best Score and Best Original Screenplay.
Colin Firth won the Best Actor prize for his portrayal of King George, with Helena Bonham-Carter and Geoffrey Rush also bagging Best Supporting Actor accolades.
Firth, 50, also won Best Actor last year for his performance in A Single Man, making him the first actor ever to win the award back to back since 1967.
Black Swans Natalie Portman won Best Actress, while the Best Director award went to David Fincher for The Social Network.
The Kings Speech success was largely anticipated, with the film expected to continue to triumph at this years Oscars.
The film follows Firth as King George VI, struggling to overcome a stammer, and his unlikely friendship with his unorthodox speech Therapist, played by Rush.
Its writer, David Seidler, said: "It's amazing this little film seems to have spoken to the world and I'm deeply moved by that.
"For a stutterer, a stammerer, to be heard is a wonderful thing."
The Kings Speech was up for 14 awards in total, but missed out in the technical categories.
Inception picked up three technical prizes- Best Sound, Production Design and Special Effects.
The Harry Potter films were honoured for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema, with author J.K. Rowling describing the experience as one of the best of her life.
The event was broadcast on BBC One and presented by Jonathan Ross.
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