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Au Contraire! The King's Speech

Glenn Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Glenn Young

On the occasion of the King of England declaring war against Hitler, under what possible pretext can the filmmakers explain the score blaring the second movement of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony?

BAFTA Awards: 'The King's Speech' Cleans Up

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — Royal drama "The King's Speech" was crowned the big winner Sunday at Britain's top film awards – a sign that it may reign again at Hollyw...

Robet De Niro, Colin Firth, Sting Call For Release Of Iran Stoning Woman

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — Celebrities including Robert Redford, Robert De Niro, and Sting have called on Iran to release a woman sentenced to death by stoning fo...

The King's Speech

Michael Palin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Palin

I recently went to see the new film The King's Speech. Despite the improbable subject matter, an English king from a bygone era struggling to overcome a speech impediment, the movie appears to have touched the hearts of middle-America.

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: David Seidler Protects and Defends The King's Speech

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2011-02-11-SOLIFIRTH.jpgCharges of historical inaccuracy and anti-semitism bring out a fierce rebuttal from the Oscar-nominated screenwriter who conceived the film.

A Single Man Draws From Tom Ford's Relationship, Family Suicide

Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Katy Hall

For all of Ford's carnally provocative fashion campaigns (he once created a campaign that showcased his fragrance in between the shiny legs of naked women), A Single Man is void of sexual mechanics, which may make it more inclusive.

Redford Honored at AARP Movie Awards for Grownup Films

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Robert Redford looked a bit weather-beaten, but still magnificent, at the AARP The Magazine's Movies for Grownups Award Gala.

Worldwide Reaction to the Oscar Nominations!

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

There's a lot going on in the world, but we all know it stops turning for just a tiny moment when those all-important Oscar nominations come out!

Attention, Oscar Whiners: Get Over It!

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

OK, that's it - I'm officially tuning out all further Academy Award whining, prognosticating, analyzing, deconstructing and every other kind of Oscar ...

How Did The Queen Like 'The King's Speech'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

So what's The Queen's Review of 'The King's Speech'? Two royal thumbs up. Queen Elizabeth II of England, depicted as the young daughter of King ...

SAG Awards: Who Won The Big Battle?

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "The King's Speech" won the best-actor trophy Sunday for Colin Firth and a second honor for its overall cast at the Screen Actors ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Arianna Huffington

At this week's State of the Union, President Obama succeeded in shifting the tone from "You Lie!" to what HuffPost's Howard Fineman called a "'Love Train' Moment." Hollywood should take note because no sooner were this year's Oscar nominations announced than the dirty politicking began, with charges that The King's Speech is historically inaccurate and that the sympathetic stuttering monarch at its center was actually a dim-witted Nazi appeaser. It used to be that we had to wait until an election year for negative campaigning, rumor-mongering, mud-slinging, and win-at-all-cost consultants. But, now, we get to be treated to these unseemly political staples every year come Oscar time. In past years, we saw similar mud being slung at A Beautiful Mind, and The Queen. What's next, rumors that Woody and Buzz from Toy Story 3 are secret lovers? The Academy clearly didn't get The New Civility memo.

Oscar Talking Points

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

You can see the full list of nominees at the Academy's official site. With so much to discuss, it's necessary to break it down into manageable talking points.

Whitest Oscars In Years: No Major Black Nominees | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Comparing this year's pool of Academy Award nominees to last year's, one major difference is evident: the obvious lack of minorities among the contend...

The President's Speech Vs. The King's Speech: A Comparison

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Two big speeches were highlighted on Tuesday night: President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, and Colin Firth's as King George VI in 'The K...

Colin Firth's Oscar Party: Early Morning Champagne

Huffington Post/AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Reactions to nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards: "Currently celebrating with my colleagues three feet above the ground. Not used to thi...

Oscar Picks and Predictions: A Year of Few Surprises

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This field of 10 illustrates how movies that would once have been judged just solid are now praised to the skies. To my mind, the Best Picture nominees that meet the historical standard number five.

Oscars 2011 Nominations List

Huffington Post/AP | HuffPost/DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The British monarchy saga "The King's Speech" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture and acting...

Thoughts on The King's Speech, and Other Royal Entries

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Notwithstanding Colin Firth's astonishing performance, the film's genius lies in its being decidedly old-fashioned. Here is a sampling of my favorite titles which concern the venerable throne of England.

Aging Gracefully In Hollywood

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

My eye caught something about the 2011 Globes that goes slightly underneath the surface and that I haven't seen discussed, written or blogged about, as of yet.

Colin Firth: Golden Globe Winner For Best Actor, Motion Picture Drama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Colin Firth took home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for his role as stuttering King George VI in 'The ...

Golden Globes Winners List 2011

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

As the Golden Globes names its big awards for 2011, we'll have a running list of all the winners. Who did America predict to win? Check out HuffPos...

'The King's Speech': Talk Live To Its Stars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Riveting in its drama and subtle humor, 'The King's Speech' has become the darling of the awards season. Taking place in the years between World War I...

New York Film Critics Circle Contretemps

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

You expect an awards event to be a love fest with awardees waxing benighted and grateful. When Darren Aronofsky got up to speak about Black Swan's cinematographer, things got ugly.

Colin Firth: A Matter of History

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Sir Harold Evans, host with biographer Amanda Foreman, at a private luncheon on Monday could not resist mentioning the rare honor of being in a room w...