Monday: The London Evening Standard award nominees do NOT include The King's Speech as a best film nominee. Instead, the contenders are Another Year, The Illusionist, and Neds. Colin Firth IS a nominee, as is Jenny Beavan for King's costume design.
Thursday: Another British entity, the London Critics' Circle, distributes its 31st annual awards. This group concentrates on the British aspect of its nominees. Thus, Geoffrey Rush, an Australian, is not contending for Best British Actor in a Supporting Role for The King's Speech. However, Tom Hooper, the very British director, is missing from the British Director of the Year nominees. King's Speech is a nominee for film of the year and British film of the year, as well as actor of the year and British actor of the year (Colin Firth). Helena Bonham Carter is NOT nominated for actress of the year, but she does show up in the British actress of the year and British actress in a supporting role (go figure). David Seidler is also nominated as screenwriter of the year.
Friday: The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) is the last industry award-giving group to announce its nominees. It has original score categories for drama, comedy, action/adventure, fantasy/science fiction, thriller, animated, and documentary.
Saturday: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences holds its annual Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony. We get to see a very brief clip of these winners on Oscar night, February 27 (as well as those winners at the Governors Award ceremony), all of whom should be feted in a more significant and public manner.
Sunday: In addition to the Grammy Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) hands out its awards and the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announces its winner.