|Period Drama of the Year 2011, The King's Speech|
|Helena Bonham Carter Oscar Dress 2011- Patriotic and wacky at the same time!|
|Geoffrey Rush bald at the Oscars 2011 (and wearing straight top bifocals!) No Hollywood vanity here. How refreshing!|
|Livia and Colin Firth getting ready for the red carpet at the Oscars|
|Livia Firth getting laced into her corset with a little help from her adoring husband|
|Gorgeous fair trade aquamarine earring on Livia Firth|
|I'd love that aquamarine ring, but I'm afraid I couldn't pull that one off!|
Couldn't resist this one last photo from the film. Sooooooo cute!
|Adoring looks abound for Colin Firth|
And now for something completely different...
The other Period Drama which has been really overlooked is True Grit. Although nominated for 10 Oscars, I think it hasn't gotten nearly the attention that was anticipated when it was released. I quite enjoyed this one, although it wasn't in the same league as The King's Speech. I truly enjoyed the performance of the young star Hailee Steinfeld. She reminded me somewhat of Megan Follows in Anne of Green Gables. Quite a joy to watch. Although Jeff Bridges has been mocked a little for his rather difficult to understand diction in this film as Rooster Cogburn, he was obviously having a lot of fun and so did I watching him!
|Rooster Cogburn and Mattie Ross|
It's been years since I watched a western and this one was definitely worth seeing. Perhaps a rental as opposed to one you might want to own. The King's Speech, however, will be in my library as soon as it's available.
Well, the awards are starting, so off I go for now. I'll update with the wins later! Bye!!!!!
#1 Congrats to David Seidler for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
#2 Congrats to Tom Hooper for Best Achievement in Directing (Listen to your mother!)
#3 Congrats to Colin Firth for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
#4 Congrats to Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin for Best Motion Picture of the Year