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The King's Speech awarded Humanitas Prize

Sep 18, 2011 | 5:15am EDT

Screenwriter David Seidler was handed $10,000 (£6,250) at the 37th Annual Humanitas ceremony for the historical drama, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Actor for Colin Firth in February (11).

Writer/director Thomas McCarthy also scooped a $10,000 prize for his sports drama Win Win, starring Paul Giamatti.

The writing team behind Modern Family and Friday Night Lights also took home honours at the bash, held at the Montage Beverly Hills hotel in California.

The Humanitas Prize recognises film and TV writing that promotes human dignity, meaning and freedom.

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