‘The King’s Speech’ leads Oscar nominations

King's Speech lead Oscar nominations

The traditional has met the cutting edge in this year's Oscar race -- and, so far, the traditional is winning.

"The King's Speech," the moving period drama set in King George VI's England just before the start of World War II, dominated the Oscar nominations handed out Tuesday with 12 nods, including best picture, director, original screenplay and actor for Colin Firth's performance as the king who overcame stammering to lead his country. Right behind, in the nominations' major surprise: the Coen brothers' spirited remake of the classic western "True Grit" with 10, including best picture, director and actor.

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