The nominations for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards have been announced with British film The King’s Speech leading the chase with seven nods.
The King’s Speech tells the amazing story of King George IV as he tries to overcome his debilitating stammer, with Firth nominated for Best Actor in the title role.
Helena Bonham Carter is nominated for Best Actress for her role of Queen Elizabeth while Geoffrey Rush gets a Best Supporting Actor nod as the Australian speech therapist who helps George IV with his speech impediment.
The four remaining nominations for The King’s Speech are for Tom Hooper as Best Director, David Seidler for Best Screenplay and Alexander Desplat for Best Original Score while the film is up for Best Motion Picture.
Other potential big winners include The Social Network which tells of the meteoric rise of Facebook and its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. David Fincher’s story of the popular website received six nominations including Best Motion Picture and Best Actor for Jesse Eisenberg who played Zuckerberg.
The Fighter, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, is also nominated for six Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture.
Robert De Niro will receive the Cecile B Demille award, joining the likes of Al Pacino, Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen Spielberg as recipients of the lifetime achievement award.
The 68th annual Golden Globes Awards ceremony, voted by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on January 16.
Video: The King’s Speech trailer