The King's Speech leads British indy film Awards with 8 nominations

The King's Speech is leading the nominations for the 13th British Independent Film Awards, recognised in eight categories.

The film, starring Colin Firth as the stammering King George VI as he prepares for war, recently won top prize at the Toronto Film Festival.

Its nominations include best film, best director for Tom Hooper and best actor for Firth.

The winners will be announced in London on 5 December.

The event will be hosted by James Nesbitt.

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