The King’s Speech Wins Best Picture Oscar

The King’s Speech won the prestigious Best Picture Oscar tonight at the 83rd Annual academy awards ceremony.

It got 12 nominations and won four.

Here is SI’s Review of The King’s Speech:

King’s Speech Review – May All You Schmucks Rot in Hell if You Don’t Watch this Gem

Steven Spielberg presented the award in this category.

Here are the other pictures that were in the running for the Biggest Award at every Oscar ceremony:

* “Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
* “The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
* “Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
* “The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
* “127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
* “The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
* “Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
* “True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
* “Winter’s Bone” Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

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20 Responses to "The King’s Speech Wins Best Picture Oscar"

  1. STG   February 28, 2011 at 5:32 am

    most of the awards awarded as expected (still I hold some grudge about Rahman’s If I rise didnt make it)…btw most of the critics commenting the ceremony as the most boring, snorefest, etc…mainly focusing on the hosts Anne and James. do they made such a mess? (i only watched bits and pieces online since the streaming was very bad 🙁 ) Responds:

    It was not a snorefest.

    We thought Anne Hathaway did a good job and brought tremendous energy and vitality to the show. James Franco looked like he hadn’t slept in a week.

    Why did you stream? We thought it was telecast live in India too.

    BTW, we did Manmadhan Ambu after Diwali.

    • STG   February 28, 2011 at 11:25 pm

      Well i havent subscribed to any of the DTH services yet after shifting home…I guess it was aired live on Star channel.

      Even our beloved Muniyandy find them boring…still I cant comment anything as I havent watched it.

      And yeah you reviewed that boring-as-hell (broken) Ambu movie but I was expecting a blast from Pongal relases – Kaavalan (you favorite Vijay starrer) and Aadukalam 😉 . Further we had subsequent releases like Yudham sei, Nadunisi naigal and Payanam (not sure how many of these made its way to your shore).

      I happen to watch only Nadunisi naigal from the above movies. You ask me how was the film – naan thirumbavum aluthuduven! (I will start crying again 🙁 ). Gautham Menon can stop making (puking) films and go back to his communities (malayalee’s) favorite job of Tea stall. Peace. Responds:

      We regret not watching Payanam.

      Went to Nadunisi but they’d canceled the early shows due to non-receipt of prints.

      Pongal releases we skipped because we had guests.

      Our good wishes are, of course, always there with our Nanban Vijay. 😉

  2. rakeshbaba   February 28, 2011 at 11:40 am

    really happy for toy story 3 winning the best animated movie,have u seen the movie,please see that gem Responds:

    No, have not seen Toy Story 3.

    We’re not great fans of animation films but we’ll definitely watch this one when it hits Netflix (assuming it’s not 3D).

    • STG   February 28, 2011 at 11:33 pm

      Toy Story 3 is a 3D film and I am damn sure you will not find it interesting since its definitely not made for you. I still remember how you bashed UP movie. I watched the film and i liked it. I couldn’t relate myself with the concept but the production quality and screenplay was neat and good.

      Having said that, I would strongly recommend Tangled. Watched it in 3D a month back and it still lingers in my mind. It took me to another world virtually…I wonder why this movie didnt bag any award! Responds:

      We doubt Tangled is playing in local theaters any more.

  3. முனிAndy   February 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    No, Slumdog or Avatar this year.. So I’d say it wasn’t as interesting as the last 2 years.

    I liked the Inception spoof at the beginning, but these two kids (Franco and Hathaway) looked out of place.. when they had to stand and deliver. Hathaway was giggling most of the time, while Franco looked stoned. Hathaway showed some promise, but Franco won’t be hosting anymore.

    All 4 songs were boringly performed. From me, Mila Kunis’ low-cut gown was the highlight..

  4. Naveen   February 28, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I felt True Grit should have won in the Best Costumes category. It was more real than Alice in Wonderland.

    I don’t think there were any surprise winners or losers. Isn’t it? Responds:

    1. You write: It was more real than Alice in Wonderland.

    Hey, to talk of ‘real’ vis-a-vis Alice in Wonderland is so unreal.

    If it were not so unreal, it wouldn’t have fit in with the very concept of the movie/story!

    2. Don’t think there was any big upsets.

  5. rakeshbaba   March 1, 2011 at 11:25 am is this kamal haasan’s best ever performance? Responds:

    The above URL is not working. You most likely missed some characters at the end.

    • rakeshbaba   March 1, 2011 at 11:40 am Responds:

      Decent enough.

      But the amnesia theme (like the lost & reunited brothers/children) has been beaten to death in Indian movies.

      Kamal also has other good performances in Raja Parvai, Salangai Oli ….

      Kamal’s performance appears good not because he’s excellent but more because his peers are egregiously awful.

      • முனிAndy   March 1, 2011 at 2:27 pm

        laying an egg in eggregrious isn’t eggsactly egregrious. Responds:

        Voila, a feather in your cap. At last!

        In the evening of your life when your obnoxious grandchildren ask you about your acheapments, you have something to crow about – I corrected the great SI’s misspelling.

        Grand-kids: Really Grandma/Grandpa?

        Nijamma (really). 😉

        • முனிAndy   March 1, 2011 at 2:27 pm

          oops.. egregious is a tricky word.


          Go to previous response.

        • முனிAndy   March 1, 2011 at 3:15 pm

          I’d like a like button here.. FB-ishtyle. Is that possible, Kreacher??

    • Twig   March 2, 2011 at 2:28 am

      Hello Rakesh Baba!
      It’s stupid to judge a character (there by artist’s performance) based only on one scene.
      An actor’s performance should be taken as a whole for a particular movie.
      In that sense, for me, Mahanadi is kamal’s best performance.
      Even though I consider Mohanlal to be better actor than kamal, I cannot show you atleast
      one scene of Mohanlal and say, “look, he is better than kamal”. That’s because Mohan lal
      IS the character.
      similarly in Mahanadi, Kamal is the character and can’t show one scene to prove this. Only watch the movie.

      • Naveen   March 4, 2011 at 8:54 pm

        I don’t know if Mahanadhi was Kamal’s best or not but this video is mindblowing. Someone better than Kamal. 🙂 Responds:

        Ha ha ha.

        Some zoo is missing one Chimpanzee in the cage. 😉

        Someone bitter than Kamal.

  6. rakeshbaba   March 2, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    wow,ireland stunned england,but india needs to be careful on the match against ireland on sunday Responds:

    What a shame we didn’t catch it. May watch replay later.

    BTW, have you seen Twig’s response to one of your recent comments.

    • rakeshbaba   March 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm

      ya,i may be wrong by calling “his best performance” instead of calling “one of his decent performance”,ya but i’m not sure that mohanlal is a better actor than kamal

  7. prasath.j   March 3, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Now the question comes :” Is kamal the most underrated actor of india?”

    The fact that he has only selective audience and his films poor box office collections tells the truth.More often than not we hail him as a great actor,he has not been ranked not even in top five of the gollywood actors based on box office collections.(next only to rajni,vijay,ajith,vikram,surya).Its rather irritating to recognise the truth that the next big market after rajni is owned by that clown Vijay.The same is not the case in Mollywood as both mammotty and mohanlal keep their box office postions intact. Responds:

    You write: Its rather irritating to recognise the truth that the next big market after rajni is owned by that clown Vijay.

    Ha ha ha.

  8. vjcool   March 3, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Pesum Padam ( Pushpak ), Kuruthi Punal can also be listed as kamal’s good performances.

    Pesum Padam is classic in its use of silence(credit to the director and the screenplay than actors), as for kuruthi punal, I’ll better see ‘Drohkaal’ then decide if KP is better than the original which lists Naseer shah, Amrish and Om puri.

    BTW have you seen ‘Lamhe’.. I guess you would have. Nice film. the characters shine. Responds:

    Yes, we think we’ve seen Lamhe.

    Watched Marilyn Monroe’s Some Like It Hot last night.

    • Naveen   March 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      Pushpak has shitty humor. literally.. 😉

      It was a nice experiment.. a bit slow but interesting effort with decent performances. Responds:

      Offtopic: If you’re planning on seeing The Adjustment Bureau, Stay Away.

      • Naveen   March 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm


        I had mixed feelings about it anyway after watching some scenes in Matt Damon’s interview with Piers Morgan on CNN yesterday. Responds:

        We were desperate for our new movie fix! 🙁

      • Naveen   March 4, 2011 at 9:05 pm

        And you folks stay far away from “Unknown” * Liam Nielsen. Pathetic shit that is as good as a bad bollywood movie.

        True Grit was good. Seen it? Responds:


        We shoulda seen True Grit and Black Swan. Big mistake. Now we’ll wait for RedBox or Netflix.

        After repeatedly seeing the trailer of Unknown, we weren’t that impressed either. No plans to see it.

        We’re keen on watching Of Gods and Men, hailed in some circles as a masterpiece. But it’s in limited release. 🙁

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