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For your reference…

The King’s Speech reigns supreme at Oscars – Daily Mail

Colin Firth takes Oscars crown – The Telegraph

Academy genuflects to King’s Speech – The Guardian

Oscars 2011: The King’s Speech reigns triumphant – The Guardian

The King’s Speech crowned with best picture – The Guardian

Oscar is the jewel in Colin’s crown – The Sun

Oscars 2011: The King’s Speech reigns – BBC News

Oscar results: Long live The King’s Speech – News of the World

‘King’s Speech’ Reigns – Huffington Post

‘King’s Speech’ makes lots of speeches at Oscars … – Los Angeles Times

Oscar crowns ‘King’s Speech’ – Chicago Daily Herald

ROYAL MINT! COLIN FIRTH NETS KING SPEECH’S RANSOM – Daily Star

‘King’ reigns over Oscar night – Philidelphia Inquirer

‘The King’s Speech’ Crowned Best Film – ABC News

The King’s Speech reigns at Oscars as Colin Firth wins best actor – Evening Standard

Reign of the King’s Speech – The Mirror

Coronation of Firth and ‘The Kings Speech’ at Oscars – The Independent

CROWNING GLORY FOR KING’S SPEECH – The Express

Or,
A boring person puts too much thought into something that doesn’t matter

As the world turns away and politely diverts its eyes from political revolutions, social disintegration and natural disasters, its attentions are drawn to things that don’t matter: SHOWBIZ. I’m a film dork and the Academy Awards are like Springtime Hallowe’en for me. Given that I have a qualification in Filmic Bullshittery, I have decided to give my predictions for Sunday’s event, just to see how wrong one woman can be:

BEST PICTURE
127 Hours
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
Winter’s Bone
True Grit
The Social Network
Toy Story 3

WILL WIN:
Somehow, bizarrely, I have seen all but one of the ten nominees this year (sorry, the Fighter, you look boring). This is probably the closest one to call, and it’s probably between The King’s Speech and The Social Network. I suspect The Social Network might snag it, since the Academy may consider awarding Colin Firth prize enough. (For what it’s worth, I would rank The Social Network in my bottom two – along with The Kids Are All Right – for dullness and the near-terminal presence of Justin Timberlake.)
SHOULD WIN:
Inception. The first intellectual blockbuster in a long time, proving that the industry has massively underestimated the audience’s capacity and willingness to pay to see something more than the usual mindless shoot-em-ups and explodathons. (Subtext: Hollywood thinks you’re stupid.) And perhaps this is why Inception has been somewhat left behind.

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