18 Jan '11, 8am

'The King's Speech' leads the race for the British Academy Film Awards with 14 nominations, including best picture.

Colin Firth is nominated for best actor at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) for his role as King George VI in 'The King's Speech'. -- PHOTO: AP LONDON - MADE-IN-ENGLAND favourite 'The King's Speech' leads the race for the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), Britain's equivalent of the Oscars, with 14 nominations, including best picture. Colin Firth is nominated for best actor for playing stuttering monarch King George VI. Helena Bonham Carter is up for best supporting actress as his wife, the Queen Mother Elizabeth. 'The Social Network,' the story of the founding of Facebook, has six nominations. The list was announced on Tuesday. The British awards, known as BAFTAs, will be handed out Feb 13, two weeks before the Academy Awards in Hollywood. They are considered an important indicator of likely Oscar success. Last year, war drama 'The Hurt Locker' won six BAFTAs,...

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