Oscars: The competition stiff, the winning sweet
"The King's Speech" turned out to be the kingmaker. Who could argue with that? Not I. Lots of British producers at the podium, all seemed happy. Who could blame them?
But then it was a very good year, and the competition in the best picture category was stiff. That makes the winning even sweeter when the fight is against such worthy competitors. A case could be made for each one, so I guess when you hear, "Everyone's a winner, it's enough to be nominated," it's true after all.
So, congrats to all of you. Kings or not, you were all royalty. You gave us a great year at the movies. Luv ya, mean it, xoxo
P.S. The kids were all right... Anne and James, Hathaway and Franco, did good. And anytime they didn't, well, they're kids, no one will blame them.
So, next year? Again? Shall we? Plan on it.
-- Betsy Sharkey
Photo: Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosting the show. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press