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Colin Firth portrays King George VI in "The King's Speech." The film was nominated for an Academy Award for best film, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.  (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Laurie Sparham)
Photo by: Laurie Sparham
Colin Firth portrays King George VI in "The King's Speech." The film was nominated for an Academy Award for best film, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Laurie Sparham)

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