On top of all its Oscar nominations, The King’s Speech now has the Queen’s seal of approval.
Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed a private screening of The King’s Speech and was “moved” by the film, according to its producers, the Weinstein Company.
The film tells the emotional story of Her Majesty’s father, King George VI, as he struggles to overcome his debilitating stutter.
“Thirty years ago, the Queen Mother asked me to wait and not tell this story during her lifetime because the memory of these events was still too painful,” says screenwriter David Seidler in a statement.
There are many moving performances in the film, especially from Colin Firth, who already won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award for his portrayal of King George VI. Firth, who’s never won an Oscar before, is also a favorite to take home the Best Actor trophy at the Feb. 27 Academy Awards.
The King’s Speech received 12 Oscar nominations, more than any other film this year.
The 83rd annual Academy Awards will air live Sunday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on ABC from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.