Monday, September 20, 2010

The King's Speech a fan favourite

As I said when I gave my review of this movie, I think it will win several Oscars.

The King's Speech' named fan favorite at festival

– Mon Sep 20, 5:59 am ET
TORONTO – "The King's Speech" was crowned the fan favorite at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, a possible precursor to an Academy Award nomination.
The British/Australian film is a critically acclaimed portrait of a stammering monarch preparing for war. It stars Colin Firth as King George VI, Geoffrey Rush as his Australian speech therapist and Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen Mother.
It won the Cadillac People's Choice Award as the most popular film. The festival itself doesn't give out awards, but there are a few awards from sponsor companies.
The film festival's director, Piers Handling, predicted Oscar nominations for the three leads and a possible best picture slot for Tom Hooper's film, noting it garnered steady attention throughout the 11-day movie festival that ended Sunday.
"So many people were talking about that film during the festival," said Handling, noting that previous audience-pleasers including "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire" and "Slumdog Millionaire" went on to multiple Academy Award nominations.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A must see, will be looking for this release. (real conservative)

Frances said...

Does the film have his famous 1939 speech quoting M L Hoskins (I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year)? I have seen the quote, unattributed to Ms Hoskins, as embroidery samplers. I think they were printed early 1940 and would have been made by wives and mothers, framed, and hung as a remembrance of that inspiring speech.

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