“King’s Speech” Receives 12 Oscar Nods

The King’s Speech” was given a royal treatment by the Academy Awards voters on Tuesday as it received 12 Oscar nominations.

The film about England’s King George VI’s efforts to inspire his people amid the threat of World War II even as he battled stammering is nominated in almost all major categories, including acting honors for lead stars Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter. “King’s Speech” is also nominated for best picture, where it is up against “Black Swan,” “The Social Network,” “Inception,” “The Fighter,” “Winter’s Bone,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “True Grit,” “127 Hours,” and “Toy Story 3.”

“True Grit,” a remake of the 1960s Western hit that gave John Wayne a best actor Oscar, is the second-most nominated film with 10 nods, including a best actor nomination for Jeff Bridges, who won in the same category last year for his role in “Crazy Heart.”

Check out the full list of nominees HERE.