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Just to close off my love affair with the King’s Speech, I have to say that I had another opportunity to see the movie and read the book. Both were just as compelling the second time around as the first. I watched it with my hubby who knows the story. I must say it is inspiring all over again. Colin firth is his own man here and looking very kingly. He looks nothing like George VI but has his own majesty. I am also happy to say, I missed nothing the first time around because the story is so well crafted and presented. This will be my last post on this movie but not the last on Colin Firth, I hope. He is delicious.

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I could not allow the day to pass without a comment on tomorrow’s Academy Awards. As any reader of this blog will know, my heart is with the King.
True to form, I will not be able to enjoy the show. I will be working and no doubt some baby will be needing to make its way into the world just at that moment when the winner is announced.
Does it matter if I see it now or later? Yes, because the heart pounding wait and the excitment of the announcement cannot be recreated in any other form. So I will try to find a way to capture the two minutes to sit and watch the moment. OK, I have heard of TV phones and the internet but sitting at home, on the couch, favourite drink in hand, and hopes high is the real way to enjoy the award show, short of being there. In my dream world, I will be there someday.

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After years of giving most award shows a pass, I have not missed one in part or whole as I wait patiently for the awards to reach the end.
The SAGs were lovely. Short and sweet. Ernest Borgnine was touching. He has been a favourite of mine over the years. Who could forget his eye twinkle in The Dirty Dozen. That was just a sample of many years of dedicated service to his craft. An easily recognizable character actor always.  Bravo for him! Borgnine and Betty White are prime examples of seniors making a contribution as very positive role models for graceful and productive aging.
But, it is my dear Colin Firth who holds my heart. Another win, another speech to thank his peers for recognizing what his fans always knew.

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