Friday, December 13, 2019

WITH 7 GOLDEN GLOBE NODS, LINCOLN BECOMES OSCAR FRONTRUNNER

December 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln continued to pile up the awards nominations today (Thursday), picking up seven Golden Globes nods — more than any other film of 2012. Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Ben Affleck’s Argo tied for second place with five nominations each. All three films received best film nominations in the drama category as did […]

VON TRIER, WHO JOKED ABOUT HITLER, IS HAILED IN BERLIN

November 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lars Von Trier, who was declared persona non grata by the Cannes Film Festival last May after joking about Hitler and the Nazis at a press conference, became the leading contender at the 24th European Film Awards over the weekend, when his end-of-the-world film Melancholia was nominated in eight of the competition’s nine categories. Five […]

KING’S SPEECH DIRECTOR: “I’M NOT GOING TO CUT THE FILM”

February 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Tom Hooper has let it be known that he does not support plans by The Weinstein Co. to edit The King’s Speech so that it can be rereleased with a PG-13 rating. Last week Harvey Weinstein told the Los Angeles Times, “The British numbers are huge because the rating lets families see the movie […]

WEINSTEIN MAY WASH FOUR-LETTER WORDS FROM KING’S SPEECH

January 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Harvey Weinstein is considering reediting The King’s Speech to remove scenes in it in which Colin Firth, who plays the stammering King George V, is encouraged to shout obscenities by his speech therapist, played by Geoffrey Rush, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Wednesday). The scenes resulted in the film being hit with an R […]

THE KING’S SPEECH DOMINATES BAFTA NODS

January 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Coming as no surprise whatsoever, The King’s Speech dominated the announcement of nominations for Britain’s BAFTA awards, the equivalent of America’s Oscars. The critically acclaimed film, which is also a frontrunner in the Oscar race, received an impressive 14 nominations, including best film, best British film, best actor (Colin Firth), and best director (Tom Hooper). […]

THE KING’S SPEECH LEADS GLOBES’ NODS

December 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Harvey Weinstein’s famed talent for capitalizing on the awards season to market his films was once again on prominent display this morning (Tuesday) as The Weinstein Co.’s The King’s Speech garnered seven Golden Globes nominations, leading all other films. They included best dramatic picture, director (Tom Hooper), actor (Colin Firth), screenplay (David Seidler), supporting actor […]

KING’S SPEECH DIRECTOR BLASTS MPAA RATINGS BOARD

November 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

British director Tom Hooper has lashed out at the MPAA ratings board after the board slapped his critically acclaimed movie The King’s Speech with an R rating for a scene in which a speech therapist encourages the future King George VI to let loose with a torrent of four-letter words as part of the therapy […]