British actor Colin Firth continues his purple patch this week with a Bafta nomination for best actor for his role in The King’s Speech.
The nomination follows Firth’s triumph at the Golden Globes on the weekend in which he picked up best actor for his powerhouse performance as the stuttering King George VI.
In all, Tom Hooper’s royal drama, The King’s Speech, picked up a stonking 14 nominations including best film, best director and best supporting actress for Helena Bonham Carter who played Firth’s onscreen wife, Queen Elizabeth in the film.
In the best actor category, Firth will go up against Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network, Jeff Bridges for True Grit, Javier Bardem for Biutiful and James Franco for 127 Hours.
Other films to be nominated for Baftas are Black Swan, which garnered 12 nominations including Best actress for Natalie Portman, and Inception with nine nominations.
Danny Boyle’s true-life cut-off-your-arm-to-survive-rock-climbing drama 127 Hours received eight nominations while The Social Network is up for six trophies.
The Baftas, to be hosted by Jonathan Ross at London’s Royal Opera House on February 13.