Tonight at the 83rd Academy Awards® Show David Seidler, writer for the film The King’s Speech has just won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
In The King’s Speech, Colin Firth portrays Great Britain’s King George VI before his time on the thrown, dealing with a difficult speech impediment and how with the help of an average man, he finds more healing than with his speech.
Other contenders in this category were:
- Another Year: by Mike Leigh
- The Fighter: Screenplay by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson & Story by Keith Dorrington, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson
- Inception: by Christopher Nolan
- The Kids are All Right: by Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg.
This is David Seidler’s first Academy Award win and first nomination.
David Seidler has also won awards for his screenplay of The King’s Speech from:
- British Independent Film Awards
Be sure to check to the left of this article for the Slideshow and a Trailer from The King’s Speech.
The Academy Awards® hosted by screen stars Anne Hathaway and James Franco is being telecast around the world from Hollywood’s Kodak Theater.
Check back here later for a recap of the entire Academy Awards® ceremony including the winners and the fashion from the night.
Whatever your movie choice this week, please remember your movie theater etiquette: silence your cell phones, no texting, don’t talk during the film and remove your children if they become a distraction to other audience members. Don’t forget that laughing, crying and cheering are always approved behavior and even encouraged.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Film, see her work on SilentHollywood.com