May 24, 2017

“The King’s Speech” ratings loss, smear campaign – AWARDS SEASON ROUNDUP


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race.

Lost in the hubbub of “Blue Valentine” winning its ratings appeal is the news that “The King’s Speech” lost its appeal and will remain at an R rating.

On a related note, one columnist asks if Tom Hooper is doomed in this year’s Oscar race.

And another looks at the smear campaign currently circling “Speech.”

“The Social Network” standout Armie Hammer might join Leonardo DiCaprio in Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar.”

Ben Affleck talks about “The Town.”

Can Kevin O’Connell (no relation) finally catch a break at the Oscars?

CinemaBlend on “Mortal Locks” and “Likely Contenders.”

And finally, Pajiba predicts the Oscar winners using only their posters.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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