"King's Speech" tipped for glory at BAFTA awards

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – "The King's Speech," in which Colin Firth plays stammering King George VI, is the bookmakers' favorite to be crowned best film at Britain's top movie accolades the BAFTA awards on Sunday.

Firth is also tipped by betting firm William Hill to scoop the best actor category and Tom Hooper the best director prize.

"Colin Firth has equaled the shortest ever BAFTA price which had been held by Helen Mirren. It has been one way traffic for The King's Speech and we fully expect to be paying out a record sum," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.

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