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WATCH: The British Take on Accuracy in Oscar-Nominated Films

In the run up to the Oscars, the three best picture nominees with stories based on real people or events — Lincoln, Argo and Zero Dark Thirty — have all had the veracity of their storytelling challenged. But Daniel Day-Lewis feels comfortable enough with Lincoln for it to be used as a tool to teach […]

Should the Oscar-Winning ‘King’s Speech’ Receive a PG-13 Edit?

The King’s Speech, which has made over $100 million at the domestic box office, is ready to bring in the big dough. Not only did the British period drama scoop up four Oscars last night (February 27), including the coveted Best Picture trophy, but the R-rated film won a PG-13 edit that will broaden its […]

Oscars 2011 Recap: ‘The King’s Speech’ Prevails with Four Awards

After Ricky Gervais took it in the chin for his “mean-spirited” hosting job at January’s Golden Globes, the 83rd annual Academy Awards tried to make sure Sunday evening’s (February 27) show from Hollywood’s Kodak Theater was, er, ultra friendly. To make a long story short, hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway, or should we say […]

‘King’s Speech’ Director in Talks with Colin Firth for Future Project

The Oscar-nominated director of The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper, says he will collaborate with Colin Firth on a future project. No specific details have yet emerged but Hooper is determined to enter into another joint endeavor with Firth in the wake of The King’s Speech success. Hooper says, “We’re already trying to work out what […]

The Tellyvangelist: Jan. 31 – Feb. 6

In this week’s Tellyvangelist — your weekly guide to all that’s British on U.S. TV — check in with Oscar-nominee Tom Hooper, see One eskimO and Bobby Long chill with Jay Leno, and treat yourself with a dose Hugh Laurie. All times in EST and are subject to change. Monday, January 31 Timothy Dalton just […]

Will the R-Rated ‘King’s Speech’ Get a Family-Friendly PG-13 Cut?

The King’s Speech leads this year’s Oscar nominations with 12 mentions, which is reportedly sparking the British period film’s surge at the box office. But the bosses at the film’s studio, the Weinstein Company, feel that the R-rated drama could attract even more filmgoers if it could secure a family-friendly PG-13 rating from the MPAA. […]

British Hopefuls For This Year’s Oscar Nominations

Movie fans will want to wake up early tomorrow. At 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25 (5:30 a.m. for West Coasters), this year’s Academy Award nominations will be announced on a live broadcast. Count on The King’s Speech being named in most of the marquee categories, plus pulling in nominations for costumes and the like. […]

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