Producer’s Guild of America gave The King’s Speech its top honor last night. The King’s Speech won best-produced film from the Producers Guild of America, instead of the film which has swept awards season so far, The Social Network.
As the countdown grows closer to the February 27 Oscars, given out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, last night’s award for The King’s Speech were especially important.
In the last three years, the Producer’s Guild of America and the Academy have agreed on best picture winners.
The Producer’s Guild of America television award went to Modern Family for best-produced television comedy series. Best produced drama went to the AMC hit, Mad Men. The best-produced long-form television award went to the HBO mini-series The Pacific. Tom Hanks was one of the producers of The Pacific.
The King’s Speech follows the true story of King George VI, who struggled with stuttering his whole life until he was helped by speech therapist Lionel Logue. Colin Firth played the role of the British King and Firth won the best actor award at the Golden Globes last Sunday.
At the Golden Globe Awards, The Social Network won four Globes, including best dramatic film and best director.
The Oscar nominees will be announced Tuesday morning, so stay tuned! Don’t you just LOVE awards season? If you haven’t seen The King’s Speech, you need to go. It’s one of the best movies I’ve seen in several years, inspiring and entertaining at the same time.