Those who followed the Academy Awards from Tinseltown last night couldn’t have missed that The King’s Speech got the honours it deserved. And more importantly, Colin Firth finally got his Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role.
He lost out to Jeff Bridges last year, but now it was his turn. His acceptance speech was as always hilariously dry and British, and his slight understatement talking to the BBC reporters on his way to the Vanity Fair after party was also quite apt:
A win is good, I can’t give you more than that…
I’m not British myself, but still feel proud and childishly happy when a low budget production from somewhere-other-than-the-United-States sweeps up award after award. In particular important ones like Best Picture and Directing. A film like The King’s Speech wasn’t made for a broad audience, but still shows that brilliant cinematography is what counts.
So thank you Tom Hooper and David Seidler for bringing us this beautiful, almost enigmatic piece of art. Thank you for showing that the silver screen can still be as exciting and revolutionary as it was in the 1950s. As long as the movie is created with love and affection, it will strike where it counts the most: the heart. Just like great Art always has and always will.