'The King's Speech' Nominated for 14 British Film Awards
'The King's Speech' Nominated for 14 British Film Awards

The King's Speech, a movie based on the true story of Britain's King George VI and his struggle with a speech impediment, has received 14 British Academy Film Award nominations.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts released its list of film award nominees on Tuesday, with The King's Speech receiving nominations that include best film, outstanding British film, and best original screenplay.

Tom Hooper was nominated for directing the modestly-produced British film and the film's star, Colin Firth, was nominated for best actor. Firth won a Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden Globe award on Sunday for his performance in the film.

The film The Black Swan received 12 British Academy Film Award nominations and the science fiction thriller.  Inception received nine.

The British Film Awards are considered to be Britain's equivalent of the U.S. Academy Awards, and are to be presented Sunday, February 13. The King's Speech is expected to receive several Oscar nominations as well.

The film has been a box office hit in both the U.S. and Britain.