The Academy Awards are always a thrill to watch, but this year we were even more excited for the big show. The film festival movie, The King’s Speech, stole the heart of millions, and brought attention to stuttering and the therapists that help improve the lives of those with speech deficits. We of course were full-heartedly cheering for this movie to take home an Oscar, and we were delighted to see the film recognized with multiple awards including; Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Director (Tom Hooper), Writing (original screenplay by David Seidler) and the coveted Best Picture!
During screenplay autor Seidler’s acceptance speech he said, “I accept this on behalf of all the stutterers in the world. We have a voice. We have been heard.”
“The strength this movie has given to the stuttering community has been amazing,” said clinic director Ruth Norwood. “It is exciting to see a movie that allows others to see beyond their speech, into the psychological and social aspects of stuttering.” Congratulations to The King’s Speech – and thank you for helping give stutterers and supporters everywhere a voice!