People often write about how the glut of critics awards all but kills the suspense of awards season, and I'm inclined to agree. Even when my favorite film of the year sweeps nearly every city/grouping of critics and most of the televised shows (The Hurt Locker, No Country for Old Men), it's almost disappointing. Not content to join the chorus of love for The Social Network, the PGA announced its winners today, with Tom Hooper's The King's Speech coming out on top.
"B-b-bring it, Zuckerberg."
This is a big push forward for the film, which had lost a little steam (Colin Firth aside) as The Social Network's path of domination began. It also reinforces the status of the film as the biggest potential spoiler of TSN's best picture chances. After all, many, if not all, of AMPAS' members belong to one of the guilds, which means that The King's Speech has a good chunk of the PGA in its graces, even if the votes were spread among 10 films. For a look at the rest of the winners and nominees, continue reading: