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The King’s Speech: Musings on the Film & Golden Globes

Posted by on January 14, 2011 at 12:53 PM EST

the kings speechThe King’s Speech is set to win big at Sunday’s 2011 Golden Globes.

Will The King’s Speech be the big winner for the upcoming Golden Globes 2011?  It’s the film that has been nominated for the most awards (7), and many in Hollywood have big expectations for the British historical drama. The Golden Globes often foretell which films will be the winners at next month’s Academy Awards, and the star-studded event usually creates great

The King’s Speech stars Colin Firth, who plays King George VI alongside Helena Bonham Carter. It has been nominated for best picture, director, screenplay, actor, supporting actor and actress, and score.

The competition is fierce for Best Picture, with films like Black Swan, Inception, and The Fighter featuring strong performances by Natalie Portman, Leonardo Di’Caprio, and Christian Bale, respectively.

It is often thought that historical films are dull and boring, but The King’s Speech has had major mainstream success because suspenseful and intriguing elements were masterfully woven into the plot so that the characters were brought to life in a nifty retelling of history that manages to be historically informative without lapsing into unentertaining monotony.

Through the skillful artistry of director Tom Hooper and writer David Seidler, The King’s Speech will probably meet a great deal of success at this Sunday’s Golden Globes. Even though Black Swan, Inception, and The Fighter are all strong films, it is my prediction that The King’s Speech will take home Best Picture and snag a few other big wins as well.



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