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Oscars: 'Social Network' and 'King's Speech' take writing honors

February 27, 2011 |  6:27 pm

Ds Javier Bardem and James Brolin -- two guys who know their way around words-- good choices to give out the screenplay awards. Love Bardem's accent.

Aaron Sorkin and "The Social Network" was the favorite going in. He'd already picked up the Writers Guild top honor. So the Oscar was almost, almost, a given. But really, Aaron, you write, couldn't you have done something besides list the management team behind you? Really? Yes, there was the Paddy Chayefsky/"Network" mention. But we deserved something more from you. Oh, yeah, I did think he deserved it. "

But cheers for David Seidler for "The King's Speech." Now that was a kingly speech. Warm, wonderful, the whole age thing. It all began with an extraordinary script, an extraordinary story. Well done. Is this the start of a sweep for "The King..."?

--Betsy Sharkey  

Photo: David Seidler arrives at the Oscars. Credit: John Shearer / Getty Images