'The King's Speech' gets 12 Oscar nods; Coen brothers' 'True Grit' next with 10

The British monarchy saga "The King's Speech" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. Full Story
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Alice

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#1 Jan 25, 2011
It will be a crime if Colin Firth doesn't win.

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#2 Jan 25, 2011
i was all about Social Network winning the Oscar.....until I saw the
Kings Speech.

I tell people it's so good it's "Forrest Gump, good".

It's a classic and I can't wait to see it again.
Tru Dat

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jan 25, 2011
I thought Winters Bone would get more recognition. It beats anything the big hollywood studios put out. I will never use "hillbilly" as a pejorative again. Seriously. The music is great also.
sheepy

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jan 25, 2011
x0x0x wrote:
i was all about Social Network winning the Oscar.....until I saw the
Kings Speech.
I tell people it's so good it's "Forrest Gump, good".
It's a classic and I can't wait to see it again.
Forrest Gump is one of the worst "Best Picture" winners ever.
Coen brothers

Toronto, Canada

#6 Jan 25, 2011
Vern

Utica, NY

#8 Jan 25, 2011
sheepy wrote:
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Forrest Gump is one of the worst "Best Picture" winners ever.
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#11 Jan 25, 2011
Who gives a good rip about 'The King's Speech'. I sick of these foreign films,and other stupid films getting awards they don't deserve. It's all about who can win over the most judges not a good movie.

They proved that to me back in the 90's when they gave the best film to "Shakespeare in Love" instead of "Saving Privet Ryann". I lost all faith in the academy choosing the best film.

I'm all for the film True Grit.
andet1987

Elizabeth, IL

#13 Jan 25, 2011
Oscar is an INTERNATIONAL AWARD GIVING BODY. this is an international event, not just for Americans. that's why the participants are films from different parts of the world. Oscar night is watched by people around the world.

when i saw Colin Firth in The King's Speech, i assumed right away that Colin Firth will be the next Oscar Best Actor and The King's Speech will be the next Oscar Best Picture.

i don't care if this is not an American film. if Colin Firth and The King's Speech will win, then so be it. they deserve it.

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Monte Vista, Colorado

#14 Jan 25, 2011
I think President Obama should get an Oscar for special effects in accounting.
global tremors

Toronto, Canada

#15 Jan 25, 2011

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#17 Jan 26, 2011
andet1987 wrote:
Oscar is an INTERNATIONAL AWARD GIVING BODY. this is an international event, not just for Americans. that's why the participants are films from different parts of the world. Oscar night is watched by people around the world.
when i saw Colin Firth in The King's Speech, i assumed right away that Colin Firth will be the next Oscar Best Actor and The King's Speech will be the next Oscar Best Picture.
i don't care if this is not an American film. if Colin Firth and The King's Speech will win, then so be it. they deserve it.
I think you may be a bit confused. The Oscars is All-American and those voting are all former Oscar winners.

The Golden Globes is the award chosen by the Foreign Press.

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#18 Jan 26, 2011
windypoint wrote:
I think President Obama should get an Oscar for special effects in accounting.
I think Palin should get "Best Makeup". Who knew she's really Osama Bin Laden?

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#19 Jan 26, 2011
Hummingbird AR wrote:
Who gives a good rip about 'The King's Speech'. I sick of these foreign films,and other stupid films getting awards they don't deserve. It's all about who can win over the most judges not a good movie.
They proved that to me back in the 90's when they gave the best film to "Shakespeare in Love" instead of "Saving Privet Ryann". I lost all faith in the academy choosing the best film.
I'm all for the film True Grit.
"Elizabeth" should have won that year, hands down. Saving Pvt Ryan is just another bloody war film that was WAAAAAAAAYYYYYY too long and boring. I do agree that Shakespeare in love shouldn't have won and Gwyneth shouldn't have won for best actress. She's awful.

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#20 Jan 26, 2011
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>"Elizabeth" should have won that year, hands down. Saving Pvt Ryan is just another bloody war film that was WAAAAAAAAYYYYYY too long and boring. I do agree that Shakespeare in love shouldn't have won and Gwyneth shouldn't have won for best actress. She's awful.
Well if you think "Saving Pvt Ryan" was just another bloody war film that tells me all I need to know about you, and what you think of the men that gave their lives for this country. If not for them we'd either be speaking German or Japanese in this country today.

They gave their lives so you can have the rights you have today, but you don't apperciate the sacrfices they made for you and this country if you believe it was "just another bloody war film".

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#21 Jan 26, 2011
Bonnie_Blue wrote:
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Well if you think "Saving Pvt Ryan" was just another bloody war film that tells me all I need to know about you, and what you think of the men that gave their lives for this country. If not for them we'd either be speaking German or Japanese in this country today.
They gave their lives so you can have the rights you have today, but you don't apperciate the sacrfices they made for you and this country if you believe it was "just another bloody war film".
My father fought in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. It wasn't a gdamn movie, zippy. IT WAS REAL and he saw thousands of dead soldiers. Nothing sentimental about death.

He too, disliked war movies because they always glorified war by taking feel good stories and somehow weaving them into the fabric of the story. Saving Pvt. Ryan was no different than "Bridge over the river Kwai" or any other war movie. zzzzzz.......

So, my fellow American, get down off your Real American Pedestal.
This is a conversation about movies for phucksake. Try to stay on the ground, eh?

You must be a republitard.

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#22 Jan 26, 2011
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>My father fought in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. It wasn't a gdamn movie, zippy. IT WAS REAL and he saw thousands of dead soldiers. Nothing sentimental about death.
He too, disliked war movies because they always glorified war by taking feel good stories and somehow weaving them into the fabric of the story. Saving Pvt. Ryan was no different than "Bridge over the river Kwai" or any other war movie. zzzzzz.......
So, my fellow American, get down off your Real American Pedestal.
This is a conversation about movies for phucksake. Try to stay on the ground, eh?
You must be a republitard.
And you must be a damn libitard.
I have just as much right to my opinion as you.Anyone can come on here and say they had family in the wars.We have no way of proving if you did or not.So stick that where the sun don't shine.

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Monte Vista, Colorado

#24 Jan 26, 2011
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>I think Palin should get "Best Makeup". Who knew she's really Osama Bin Laden?


What is it with you radical queers and your endless hate campaign against female GOP standouts like Sarah Palin? Jealousy? Sexual bigotry? If you spent a thousand years in front of a makeup mirror, you'd still never look like this:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l36/eraserm...
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#25 Jan 26, 2011
a BIG luvvies night tonight on ITV! some big luvvie award show in London.

all the usual dahhhrrlings and luvvies will be there.
sean penn

Columbia City, IN

#26 Jan 26, 2011
Going by the thread title "the kings speech" I thought being Obama got a Noble Piece prize, somebody was already nominating him for an oscar for his state of the union address....my bad.

but it wouldn't surprise none.

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Minneapolis

#27 Jan 26, 2011
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>I think you may be a bit confused. The Oscars is All-American and those voting are all former Oscar winners.
The Golden Globes is the award chosen by the Foreign Press.
Wrong on all counts. The Oscars has films from all over the world, ever heard of "best foreign film"? And half of the nominations are British almost every year.
The actors are not voters, it is made up of hundreds of common folks who happen to be connected to the entertainment business, behind the scenes. Some lawyers, theatre owners, etc, that I know are "Members of the Academy".FYI

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