Oscar judges love our film taste

THE movie they said was too good for Ipswich has shown it is good enough for an Oscar or two.

The King’s Speech – which was originally not screened in Ipswich’s Birch Carroll and Coyle cinemas because it was seen as too highbrow for our predominantly family-orientated audiences – yesterday won the Academy Award for Best Picture, best actor and best director.

Ipswich audiences have embraced the film since it was first screened in our cinemas – due to popular demand – on February 10.

In addition to the Oscar-winning performance of Firth, the film about King George the VI and his speech impediment also features Australian film legend Geoffrey Rush, who, despite his popularity was absent from the winners’ list yesterday.

For those who are yet to experience what all the hype is about, The King’s Speech is still screening at Birch Carroll and Coyle Ipswich for the rest of this week. At Redbank, Reading Cinemas will screen the film for the last time tomorrow.

Reading Redbank manager Brioney Burns said the movie had brought more people into the cinemas over the past month.

“It was initially only going to screen here for two weeks, but we had to extend it because it was so popular,” Ms Burns said.

Oscar Winners

 Best Picture: The King’s Speech

Actor: Colin Firth

Supporting Actor: Christian Bale - The Fighter

Actress: Natalie Portman - Black Swan

Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo - The Fighter



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