"The King's Speech" may turn an apprehensive monarch into the darling of awards season. The film took home an impressive five British Independent Film Awards from the ceremony in London's East End.
The ones it pocketed were some of the biggies (not to mention almost every award for which it was eligible), including Best Film, Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), and Best Screenplay (David Seidler).
Directed by Tom Hooper, "The King's Speech" tells the story of Britain's King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne—and the unconventional speech therapist who helped the stammering monarch become worthy of it.
We don't know about you, but we're pretty sure this has Oscar written all over it.
To see the night's other big winners, check out the complete list below.
Best British Independent Film: "The King's Speech"
Best Director: Gareth Edwards, "Monsters"
The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director: Clio Barnard, "The Arbor"
Best Screenplay: David Seidler, "The King's Speech"
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, "Never Let Me Go"
Best Actor: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"
Best Supporting Actress: Helena Bonham Carter, "The King's Speech"
Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush, "The King's Speech"
Most Promising Newcomer: Joanne Froggatt, "In Our Name"
Best Achievement in Production: "Monsters"
Raindance Award: "Son of Babylon"
Best Technical Achievement: Gareth Edwards for Visual Effects, "Monsters"
Best Documentary: "Enemies of the People"
Best British Short: "Baby"
Best Foreign Film: "A Prophet"
The Richard Harris Award (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film): Helena Bonham Carter
The Variety Award: Liam Neeson
The Special Jury Prize: Jenne Casarotto