In this film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Colin Firth portrays King George VI, left, and Helena Bonham Carter portrays the Queen Mother in a scene from, "The King's Speech." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Laurie Sparham)
January 25, 2011 6:41:42 AM PST
By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - January 25, 2011 --
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.