If you follow the trend for #kingsspeech on Twitter you will come face to face with the raw love there is out there for this film. It might be a moment in time that won’t last (probably), it might not. But there is no denying the ferver. Of course, Juno and Little Miss Sunshine were also well loved too but they weren’t about the royal family.
Scott Weinberg does a wonderful roundup of some facts about past Oscar winners. This is my favorite of those he dug up – but they’re all pretty great (Gigi making a clean sweep? And we’re to take this award group seriously about anything ever?):
4. The late (great) character actor John Cazale appeared in only five features — but they were all nominated for Best Picture: ‘The Godfather’ (1972), ‘The Conversation’ (1974), ‘The Godfather Part 2’ (1974), ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ (1975), and ‘The Deer Hunter’ (1978). Both ‘Godfathers’ won, but ‘The Conversation’ was up against ‘Part 2,’ so it lost (obviously). ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ lost to ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ but ‘The Deer Hunter’ also won Best Picture.
5. Unfortunately Mr. Cazale never earned an Oscar nomination for his work.
Cazale not only should have been nominated for Godfather II, he should have won.
Kris Tapley does his Top Ten shots of the year — manages to actually find one in The King’s Speech. It is a good one.
Deadline does a roundup of the Oscar parties here in Los Angeles on Oscar night. They serve to make everyone bad for not being invited.