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King’s Speech Sweeps Oscar Nominations

January 25, 2011

The King’s Speech today fulfilled the expectations of not just AngloFiles but those who actually Know Something about the Movies by garnering a slew of nominations for its directors, leads, its brilliant screenwriter, soundtrack and others:

Still, remember wincing in, oh, 7th grade when some Popular Girl announced a sleepover party and “ooh, am I invited?” immediately popped from the mouths of her hangers-on? When I opened the New York Times Carpetbagger blog to check on Oscar announcements today, first thing I saw was a video ad for the movie blaring from the right-hand column:

Is it just me, or does The Weinstein Company look like it’s trying too hard?

Good luck to them anyway, I say, in the final vote. Even if they are a little bit gauche about politicking for them, the makers of this movie deserve a raft of statuettes — for vision, talent and, given the Queen Mum’s informal embargo on the film (“wait ’til I’m dead”), patience.

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