11/9 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Screenwriting hopefuls, Hooper on fugly ‘King’s Speech’ poster, MPAA shamed

Posted by · 8:22 am · November 9th, 2010

Sasha Stone on the season’s screenwriting contenders. [Awards Daily]

“The King’s Speech” director Tom Hooper also hates the poster everyone has been knocking. [Movieline]

David Poland split screens “The Social Network” star Armie Hammer. [The Hot Blog]

Will Ferrell on channeling Marlon Brando in “Megamind.” [Hero Complex]

Steve Pond considers Oscarcast host possibilities. [The Odds]

Ditto Dave Karger. [Oscar Watch]

The Academy’s doc series explores the costs of capitalism. [Oscars.org]

David Chen thinks the MPAA should be ashamed of itself following rulings on “Blue Valentine” and “The King’s Speech.” [/Film]

[Photo: Columbia Pictures]




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  • 1 11-09-2010 at 8:57 am

    Graysmith said...

    Oh god, hearing Hooper say he hates the poster too and that it will be replaced is just fantastic! My respect for the man just went up several notches.

  • 2 11-09-2010 at 9:46 am

    Zack said...

    ^This.
    Also, The Playlist submitted their improved version of the poster for consideration:
    http://i.blogs.indiewire.com/images/blogs/theplaylist/archives/kings_speech_poster_new.png

  • 3 11-09-2010 at 10:26 am

    James D. said...

    Do the Oscars even need a host, really? Couldn’t some overhead voice just announce each presenter? The show would go so much faster.