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Oscars 2011: The King’s Speech The Movie To Beat

Posted by on February 27, 2011 at 7:19 PM EST

the-kings-speech-oscarThe King’s Speech is the movie to beat tonight at the Oscars 2011.

The King’s Speech is exactly the kind of movie that the academy loves to nominate for Best Picture at the Oscar’s and with its 12 overall nominations it is clear that The King’s Speech is probably the movie to beat this year.

Anchored by two amazing, Oscar nominated performances by Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech tells the story of King George VI.  When King George V dies his son Prince Edward took the throne only to step down a year later so he could marry his mistress. This put the unlikely Prince Albert into the spotlight as he suddenly became king. He took the title George VI and had good intentions, but he had two problems. First he never assumed he would be in this position so he was a reluctant king and second he had a terrible stammer and was unable to speak in public. The King’s Speech follows the king and his speech therapist/trainer as he learns to overcome his stammer while he also must lead the country against the growing threat from Hitler’s Germany.

This is one of those movies with a solid story and stellar acting. It is a joy to watch just to see people who are great at their craft doing their thing at the highest level. The King’s Speech has been nominated for 12 awards overall including: Best Picture, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound Mixing, Best Actor for Colin Firth, Best Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush, Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter and Best Screenplay.

With all these nominations The King’s Speech will be tough to beat. I won’t be surprised to see it take home multiple awards.



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