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Costume gong for King's Speech

Published 23/02/2011 | 16:21

The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth, has won a costume award
The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth, has won a costume award

The King's Speech has picked up another award - this time for its costumes.

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The Colin Firth film about stammering monarch King George VI won the period film prize at the 13th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards.

The Natalie Portman ballet flick Black Swan was honoured for excellence in contemporary film, while the Tim Burton film Alice In Wonderland was recognized as the best fantasy film.

Jenny Beavan, who designed The King's Speech costumes, and Colleen Atwood, who created the Alice in Wonderland wardrobe, are also nominated for Academy Awards.

The costumes for Glee, Boardwalk Empire and TV movie Temple Grandin were also honoured at the event.

The Costume Designers Guild was founded in 1953 and comprises 700 film, TV and commercial costume designers.

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