After reading reactions from Telluride let’s have some fun with the news coming from there. As reviews have indicated Colin Firth and James Franco seem to be strong contenders for this season’s best actor accolades.
I have to say that the prospect of another awards season run for a movie about a British monarch does not excite me at all, but I’ll give “The King’s Speech” the benefit of doubt since the reviews are excellent so far.
I’m much more excited by Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours”, which sounds like nothing we’ve seen before. And it provides James Franco with the chance to hold a movie and its audience on his own a la another Oscar nominee, Tom Hanks in “Castaway”. It’s a true story whose charismatic real life person is charming and looks to be available to do the talk show rounds. In addition to the ecstatic reviews, this sounds like a recipe for a sure fire nomination.
Based on what you’ve heard and seen who do you think has a better shot at a nomination? Of course it’s likely they’ll both be nominated, but it’s fun to speculate. Tell us in the poll by clicking on the link below or hit the comments.