Social Network, The Kings Speech

Columbia Pictures; The Weinstein Company

Oscar Watch

Radio isn't hipper than the Internet. 

So, why does everybody think The King's Speech will rule over The Social Network, and win Best Picture at the Academy Awards?

The King's Speech won Best Picture (or its equivalent) at the Producers Guild, the BAFTAs and the SAGs:  That's a lot of wins among voting groups whose members also cast ballots for the Oscars.

The King's Speech's Tom Hooper won the DGA: We've got a feeling the general Academy membership will vote The Social Network's David Fincher Best Director on Sunday night, but the DGA victory nonetheless again demonstrated the film's pull among potential Oscar voters.

The King's Speech won at the box office:  Yes, we know, Toy Story 3, followed by Inception, True Grit and then The King's Speech (and then The Social Network), made the most money of the Best Picture contenders. In any case, we just wanted to point out that The King's Speech's voodoo ways generally worked on non-voting civilians, too.

Thusly, the smart money is on: What do you think?

And our money is on: Radio schooling the Internet. In other words, The King's Speech beating The Social Network.

Does it make any sense that a movie about yesterday is going to beat a movie about today? We don't think so, but it's going to happen. By all appearances, it has the votes. End of story.

Now, all aboard the wayback machine!

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