Director Tom Hooper's historical drama The King's Speech tells the story of England's then-Prince Albert (Colin Firth) and his struggle to overcome a speech impediment with the help of an Australian actor-speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush). Firth won a Golden Globe for his performance and when the Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday, The King's Speech received more than any other movie, with a total of 12 nominations.
Since Tuesday's Oscars announcement, THR reports that ticket sales for The King's Speech have risen 76% on Internet vendor Fandango, just one sign of how the nominations will improve the movie's performance. So, with everything going so well, why is The Weinstein Company looking to re-cut the movie? What's getting cut? >> Posted 01.27.11 by Ryan
The nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced this morning. Nominated for Best Picture are:
The Social Network
The King's Speech
Toy Story 3
The Kids are All Right
How did we do in the Oscar predictions we made back in September 2010? Posted 01.25.11 by reelz
Early next Tuesday morning — 5:30 AM ET on January 25 — the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the nominees for its 83rd annual awards. If you don't plan to be up at that time, we'll have a complete list posted shortly after the announcement on our site.
Who will make the Academy's cut. We bravely posted our predictions for the 10 Best Picture nominees back in November. Today, our Richard Roeper weighs in with his movie predictions, as well as those for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director. watch Roeper's Oscar Predictions >> Posted 01.21.11 by reelz
Tonight, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hosted the 68th Annual Golden Globes. The big award winners were Glee and Boardwalk Empire on the television side; The Social Network, The Kids Are All Right, and The Fighter on the big screen. Robert De Niro received the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
See the complete list of movie winners >> Posted 01.16.11 by reelz
Nominations for the 68th Annual Golden Globes were announced this morning, with The King's Speech getting the most nods (7), followed by The Social Network (6) and The Fighter (6). See the complete list of movie nominations here.
As always, there were snubs — Not a single True Grit nom? No Danny Boyle (127 Hours) in the Best Director category? There were the surprises — Halle Berry's Best Actress nom for a performance most moviegoers have never heard of? The critically panned Burlesque for top comedy or musical? But then there were the surprises that also prompted audible scoffs.
When Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie were announced as contenders for best actor and best actress in a motion picture musical or comedy for The Tourist snorts of disbelief crackled over the airwaves.
Given that last week Vulture was rounding up the craziest review descriptions of Jolie's The Tourist performance, we have to wonder if the nominations were submitted before critic screenings. Posted 12.14.10 by reelz
It's not uncommon for Oscar buzz to begin at the Toronto Film Festival — such was the case for Slumdog Millionaire, Precious, Crash, and Hotel Rwanda. This year, one of the movies that's being mentioned as an awards contender is The King's Speech, which tells the story of England's King George VI (Colin Firth) and the speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) who helped him overcome his impediment. As part of our coverage of the festival, ReelzChannel correspondent Matt Mauro sat down with both actors. more from Matt on The King's Speech Posted 09.10.10 by reelz