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#41 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by Scottyflamingo

    Ok, but sub out the King of England for the President of the United States with the exact same story and ask yourself if it even would've been nominated.


I will say...Yes? The film is basically about learning how to become an actor, so yes I think it was a shoe-in for the win. I mean, the director won, and he's basically only done TV movies besides this.

Do a period piece with FDR overcoming a speech impediment*, and I strongly believe you'd get the same outcome.

*not that he had one, but the colonial period is too far gone from the setting of The King's Speech.



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#42 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.59
    Originally posted by Mike Zeidler
      Originally posted by Scottyflamingo

      Ok, but sub out the King of England for the President of the United States with the exact same story and ask yourself if it even would've been nominated.


    I will say...Yes? The film is basically about learning how to become an actor, so yes I think it was a shoe-in for the win. I mean, the director won, and he's basically only done TV movies besides this.

    Do a period piece with FDR overcoming a speech impediment*, and I strongly believe you'd get the same outcome.

    *not that he had one, but the colonial period is too far gone from the setting of The King's Speech.


I think any time, you do any sort of political movie that has historical content in America, its going to get blasted. We live in some rather polarizing times with a media that needs to be feed every minute. They will get nominated and then get crushed if one hair is out of place or they show someone from a certain party or organization being an asshole then get slammed. The best you can hope for is winning everything, but best picture.

Its easier to do political films outside of America since it has the land far away vibe. The American public is not that well aware of most of these stories anyway, I am fan of history and King's Speech was a new one to me. Its also easier for us to watch criticism of governments and forgien leaders then our own. King's Speech was also dealing with a very true story for the most part about a country facing a very real terrifying threat in the Nazis. It will be more important then some rich kid being an asshole or a daughter's western quest for vengeance or a bizarre dream world where a guy is trying to get home to his kids and so on. The subject matter at the end of day tends to matter for some of the voters.
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Yeah, but if that was the case, then why not get old, washed up Marc Mero?
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