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'The King's Speech' Awarded Humanitas Prize

September 18th, 2011 6:00pm EDT

The King's SpeechOscar-winning movie The King's Speech continued its award streak by landing a prestigious Humanitas Prize on Friday.

Screenwriter David Seidler was handed $10,000 at the 37th Annual Humanitas ceremony for the historical drama, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Actor for Colin Firth in February.

Writer/director Thomas McCarthy also scooped a $10,000 prize for his sports drama Win Win, starring Paul Giamatti.

The writing team behind Modern Family and Friday Night Lights also took home honours at the bash, held at the Montage Beverly Hills hotel in California.

The Humanitas Prize recognizes film and TV writing that promotes human dignity, meaning and freedom.

 

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