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The Kings Speech

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 ...

King George VI Vs. Mark Zuckerberg

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

For months it seemed as if The Social Network was the odds on favorite to win an Oscar for Best Picture. Then, something changed. Now it's a horse race with The King's Speech. How did that happen, and why?

PHOTOS: Helena Bonham Carter On Boobs: 'These Are My Golden Globes'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The Hollywood Foreign Press didn't reward her one, but that's okay: Helena Bonham Carter says she has two Golden Globes. Talking to Us Magazine at ...

A Book About 'The King's Speech' Is An Eloquent Addition To The Film

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Of all the movies nominated for a "Best Picture" Academy Award, "The King's Speech" had the greatest novelty appeal for me --- I knew nothing of King ...

Oscar Nominated Films: Does the Truth Matter?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

Should filmmakers take some historic liberties in their narratives, and, if they do, should the Academy care when giving out its honors?

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 ...

'The King's Speech' Shocks 'The Social Network'

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Tom Hooper pulled off an upset win Saturday for the top film honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards for his British monarchy t...

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.

Instant Runoff Voting at the Oscars: Choosing Best Picture of the Year

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Richie

RV is a terrific way to handle more than two choices -- both because no Oscar voter is going to be able to "trick" the system with insincere voting and because it upholds majority rule.

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.

A Guide to the Oscars From Kids Off the Couch

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

The Oscar nominations were announced this week! It's time to do your homework to get ready for the 83rd Academy Awards.

The King's Cast

David Seidler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Seidler

"Listen to the King," my parents told me when l was a stuttering boy, "he was much worse than you." And there he was, not perfect by any means, but bravely doggedly giving magnificent stirring speeches that helped rally the free world.

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...

PHOTOS: Oscar Best Picture 2011: Who Should Win?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

As Hollywood readies for Sunday night's Academy Awards, movie fans around the world wonder who will take home the Oscar for Best Picture. 'The Social ...

What Oscar Noms Got Right

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Oscars come around so late in the process that it's like electing a prom queen... after the seniors have graduated and moved away to college.

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.

Lessons In Overcoming Family Pigeonholing From Hollywood's New Heroes

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

In such tough economic, politically divided times, perhaps we are looking for heroes like King George VI and Micky who are more real, more flawed and more psychologically complex.

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...

I (Heart) The Fighter

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Last week's retrospective of David O. Russell's career had me thinking of a new category: Movie with the Biggest Heart. The Fighter may vie with Toy Story 3, but in the end would topple all contenders.

PHOTOS: Justin Timberlake, Tom Hanks And More At The Producers Guild Awards

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

On January 22, Hollywood gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards. The show was hosted by Judd Apatow, and big ...

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.

"The President's Speech"

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Watching The King's Speech, I couldn't help but be reminded of President Obama. What was demonstrated by his speech at Tucson was the influence a leader can have during times of crisis.

Kate and William: 100 Days to Go

Rome Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rome Hartman

Somewhere there's a shrink who can analyze why a nation founded on getting rid of an English King remains so interested in the monarchy, but I think we may as well indulge, guilt-free, in as much royal star-gazing as we'd like.