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Oscars: David Seidler's ‘The King’s Speech’ wins for original screenplay

Seidler David Seidler won the Oscar for original screenplay for “The King’s Speech” at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. It was the first Oscar win for Seidler, who was considered the favorite in this category. Though ineligible for a Writers Guild of America nomination, Seidler won the British Independent Film Award and the BAFTA, the British equivalent of the Academy Award, and was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Seidler was competing against Mike Leigh for “Another Year”; Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson and Keith Dorrington for “The Fighter”; Christopher Nolan for “Inception”; and Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg for “The Kids Are All Right.”

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Photo: David Seidler with his Oscar. Credit: Associated Press.

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