One film blew all competition out of the water at this week’s National Movie Awards, BBC News reports.
The King’s Speech continues to score universal critical praise, winning three National Movie Awards in London. The Oscar and Bafta-winning tale of King George VI won in the best drama category, beating other top-flicks, Black Swan and The Social Network.
Leading actor, Colin Firth was also awarded for his outstanding portrayal of the stuttering King. The 50-year-old went on to win a best performance role in his category.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 pipped Gulliver’s Travels, Tron: Legacy and the latest Chronicles of Narnia film, to take the prize for best fantasy.
The young Harry Potter cast will return to Trafalgar Square later this year for the conclusion of the magical franchise. Undoubtedly the cast will be celebrating at one of the many party venues London has to offer after the event. It has taken over ten years to complete the epic tale of wizardry, war and friendship.
Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz stars, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg were also recognised for their 2011 alien-comedy romp, Paul.
Collecting the trophy, Pegg said: “This means a lot to us, because it’s voted for by people who go and see films and that surely has to be the most important opinion of all.”
According to Sky News, Pirates Of The Caribbean star, Johnny Depp was also honoured at the event, taking the screen icon award. In a pre-recorded video he said: “I would like to thank all of you for this amazing, sublime honour of the Screen Icon award. I’m not so sure I’m worthy, but thank you.”
Daybreak presenter Christine Bleakley hosted the event. The NMA’s opened with a performance by Take That and also featured JLS and Eliza Doolittle.