Tag Archives: The King’s Speech

The 83rd Academy Awards: If I had been a voter

After a brief delay, this series has returned. Yes, once again I’m going to be taking a look back at a recent Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories we all follow so intently each season. I previously mentioned that[...]

“American Sniper” and “Whiplash”: Best Picture nominees on opposite sides of the box office spectrum

If you take a look at the Best Picture lineup, there’s one really interesting comparison to be made among the nominees, specifically with two of them. Those two are American Sniper and Whiplash. What’s the comparison to be made? Well, they exist on opposite sides of the box office spectrum.[...]

Tom Hanks: The Top 25 (Best Actor)

Yes, this time around I’ll be tackling one of the biggest of the big eight categories in an effort not to save them all for very last, much like with last week. This one is arguably the second biggest of them all…the Best Actor field. This is as prestigious a[...]

Oscars: “The King’s Speech,” Colin Firth and Tom Hooper are Crowned

By Sean O’Connell HollywoodNews.com: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards. “The King’s Speech,” Colin Firth and Tom Hooper are crowned. Congratulations to all involved!! 11:31 p.m. ET – (Almost) right on time, it’s Spielberg to announce Best Picture! #oscars 11:25 p.m. ET – Colin Firth wins! #oscars 11:21 p.m. ET – Sandra Bullock just called[...]

Oscars: Special-interest groups speak out on “Speech,” “True Grit”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held this Sunday, Feb. 27. Ballots have been turned in, so there isn’t much more we can do regarding the lengthy awards race except sit back, wait … and see what a few special interest groups have to say about[...]

Who will win the Oscar?: Roger Ebert makes his predictions

HollywoodNews.com: Film critic Roger Ebert discussed the possible Oscar wins and upsets on his website today. According to Ebert, it’s going to be the year of the King—although that’s not the film he thinks should win. “If I were still doing “If We Picked the Winners” with Gene Siskel, my preference[...]

Oscars: Jeff Wells says Oscar voters are drunkards

By Tom O’Neil HollywoodNews.com: When Gold Derby executive editor Paul Sheehan and I hooked up with Jeffrey Wells for a video slugfest at the Hollywood Museum, the Hollywood-Elsewhere wag equated Oscar voters’ love for “The King’s Speech” to an alcoholic having a relapse. “It’s back to the booze and slurping,”[...]

Oscars: And the winner is… “The King’s Speech”

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: The Directors Guild of America has given its Best Director award to Tom Hooper for “The King’s Speech.” It’s a total upset over David Fincher and “The Social Network.” Other awards were: for Best Documentary to Charles Ferguson for “Inside Job.” “Modern Family” won for Best[...]

Oscars: Experts Slugfest -VIDEOS

By Gold Derby News Desk HollywoodNews.com: It’s interesting to view these videos keeping in mind when they were shot at the Hollywood Museum: Saturday afternoon, Jan. 22. That was just hours before “The King’s Speech” pulled off an upset at the Producers Guild of America Awards and four days before[...]

Oscars: Box Office and the Best Picture nominees

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: By Oscar night, at least five of the ten Best Picture nominees will have crossed $100 million, with The Fighter possibly being the sixth. Ironically, much of The Social Network’s momentum was based on how much it had made ($95 million) and how that gross for a[...]
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