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After the Awards, which one is the best American movie?

Now we know The king’s speech is the best movie of the year (according to the Academy, of course). But I still don’t know which one is the best American movie. The Bafta Awards, the Producers Guild Awards, the Director Guild Awards and the Actors Guild Awards also acclaimed The king’s speech, so they’re not useful this year. The Golden Globe, the Critics Choice Award and the Critics Award Grid went to The social network. The Spirit Awards were more original and decided the best movie was Black Swan.

So, according to the awards, The social network shoud be the best, but what about the other movies? I do really love Black Swan but also The fighter and Winter’s Bone. It’s easy to have missed those two last movies, because they were realeased initially (in the USA) only in four cinemas, so practically nobody could see them. And Black Swan was launched in 18 cinemas. It’s impossible to compared the figures with The social network (2,771 screens) or Inception (3,792 screens). The surprise comes from The king’s speech, realeased also in only 4 screens at the beginning and rising to 2,584 on February of this year.

At last doesn’t matter much how many people has seen a movie. The only important thing is the people from the Academy love the movie (or some other hidden interests I’m not to deal with). For me, nevertheless, The fighter will always be the best American movie of 2010.


The King’s Speech is a winner

After watching The King’s Speech I only have a doubt: Is Colin Firth to win the Oscar or is Geoffrey Rush the elected one? Well, the trick is to nominate one as a supporting actor and the other one as the best actor, but to be honest both should share the maximum prize. It’s impossible to understand the movie without one of them, so who is the supporting actor? The British director Tom Hooper (completely unknown for me before this story) has a winner in his hands and I imagine he knows it. In fact, the story is directed to win, with great dialogues, with a story of overcoming, and above all a happy ending. Last but not least, the movie is partly embedded into the Second World War. So, who is the one who expects to win The King’s Speech next year when the Oscars arrive? I guess no one, not even David Fincher with his Social Network.