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'The King's Speech' Wins Big at Britain's Movie Awards

May 12, 2011 (5:12 am) GMT
The Colin Firth-starring movie single-handedly takes home three kudos from this year's National Movie Awards, while both parts of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' grab a total of three.

Oscar-winning film "" reigned supreme at Britain's National Movie Awards on Wednesday night, May 11, scooping three top awards. The royal drama, about stuttering British monarch George VI, won the Best Drama prize and Performance of the Year for its star .

It also landed the Special Recognition prize, for an outstanding movie performance. Accepting the prestigious award from , director Tom Hooper told the crowd at London's Wembley Arena, "Of all the people who have presented me awards, I'm particularly grateful to Gwyneth for doing it tonight."

and 's film "" landed Best Comedy, Disney's "" won the Best Animation prize, while "" took home Best Fantasy.

The second part of the wizarding story, "", which marks the end of the film franchise, was named Must See Movie of the Summer, while one of its stars, , landed the coveted One to Watch: Brits Going Global prize.

was also honored at the event, landing the Screen Icon prize. In a taped video message, he said, "I would like to thank all of you... for this amazing, sublime honor of the Screen Icon award. I'm not so sure I'm worthy, but thank you."

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