The King’s Speech rules Oscars

Article published on Feb. 28, 2011
Article published on Feb. 28, 2011
Wags say that films with physical impediments win Oscars, as do films with British royalty. Therefore it was no surprise that The King's Speech, which has both, won the top prizes at the 83rd annual Academy Awards. Colin Firth expectedly won Best Actor, Tom Hooper Best Director, David Seidler Best Original Screenplay and the ultimate crown, that of Best Picture, also went to The King’s Speech.

Firth said backstage after winning his statuette, “Quite obviously speech therapists, and people who have difficulties with their speech of whatever kind, have responded to it, and that is very powerful to me to be on the receiving end of that kind of feedback because what we do is very often, it’s justifiably judged as completely and utterly frivolous. I think frivolity is also very important. That's a whole other argument.

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