British movie The King’s speech , directed by Tom Hooper (The Damned United) starring Colin Firth as King George VI, won the narrative audience prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival held in East Hampton, New York.
Hooper used his acceptance speech to publically thank Harvey Weinstein, head of the Weinstein Company, who was seated in the audience. He also noted that while the film was about the current Queens Father and his struggle with stammering, the film sheds light on the personal struggles of all people. “Whether shyness, lack of confidence or self-doubt. I hope everyone can find inspiration in this story,” said Hooper.