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SAG Awards 2011: 'King's Speech' Colin Firth Win, Stuttering Foundation Praises Movie

The-Kings-Speech-SAGThe Screen Actors Guild Awards gave top honors to The King’s Speech. The film won the SAG award for Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture and star Colin Firth as best male actor in a film. Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter are three reasons that The King’s Speech a one of the best movies of the year.

The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org), issued the following reaction to tonight’s awards, from Jane Fraser, president of the foundation.   Fraser said, “It is our privilege to give The King’s Speech another standing ovation for bringing hope and understanding to those who stutter. With its much-deserved two SAG Awards, Best Male Actor in a Leading Role for Colin Firth and Best Cast of a Motion Picture, The King’s Speech has the rare opportunity to teach the widest possible audience about the complexities of stuttering, and the availability of treatment and support.”

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).  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.

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

The King’s Speech is directed by Tom Hooper and stars a number of talented actors, including: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Ehle, Anthony Andrews and others.

Find out more about this amazing film on the movie website, http://kingsspeech.com.

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