The King’s Speech & Black Swan Lead The BAFTAs Shortlist

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January 7, 2011 | 2:20pm EST

Hotly-tipped Oscars contenders The King’s Speech and Black Swan are set to dominate the 2011 British Academy Film Awards after earning 15 nominations apiece in the event’s longlist.
Both films will compete in the Best Film and Best Director categories, while Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Natalie Portman (Black Swan) are hot favourites to land the Best Actor and Best Actress awards.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s mind-bending thriller Inception and British drama Made in Dagenham followed with 14 entries each, while The Social Network garnered 13.

The contenders will be narrowed down to five per category by 18 January (11). The BAFTAs will take place in London on 13 February (11).