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'The King's Speech' gets 12 Oscar nominations

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The British monarchy saga "The King's Speech" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.

Also nominated for best picture Tuesday were the psychosexual thriller "Black Swan"; the boxing drama "The Fighter"; the sci-fi blockbuster "Inception"; the lesbian-family tale "The Kids Are All Right"; the survival story "127 Hours"; the Facebook chronicle "The Social Network"; the animated smash "Toy Story 3"; the Western "True Grit"; and the Ozarks crime thriller "Winter's Bone."

The Feb. 27 Oscar ceremony will be televised live on ABC from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.

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Online: http://www.oscars.org

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Geoffrey Rush

I saw "The King's Speech" last night, and I must say that this movie towers above anything I have seen in years.

The acting is extraordinary, and Geoffrey Rush is worth the price of admission.

Geoffrey Rush is an Australian actor. He is one of 25 people to have won the "Triple Crown of Acting": an Academy Award, a Tony Award and an Emmy Award. He has also won the Golden Globe, the BAFTA, the Screen Actors Guild and the Australian Film Institute awards.

What an amazing talent! And what an intelligent, emotionally powerful movie! Brilliant!

A film of this caliber is rare. I urge all you literate readers to go see it.