Posted Fri, February 25, 2011 8:00pm EDT

Lorena Says: Geoffrey Rush Should Win Best Supporting Actor For 'King's Speech'

Posted Fri, February 25, 2011 8:00pm EDT

Christian Bale may be the favorite for his role in The Fighter but my vote’s on Geoffrey Rush for the supporting Oscar!

By the time I saw The King’s Speech, I had already heard all of the buzz surrounding the Oscar-nominated movie. I was a little skeptical, as I often am about movies everyone loves “SOOO” much. But once Geoffrey Rush hit the big screen with his “listen to this record while reading Shakespeare and you’ll be amazing because I’m always right and yes I WILL call you Bertie despite your title” attitude, I jumped on the bandwagon.

I have to admit, I have a soft spot for Australians. I just returned from a year abroad in gorgeous Sydney, so maybe it’s Geoffrey’s accent that won my heart. But I honestly think he did such an amazing job playing Lionel Logue, the speech therapist who helps King George VI (Colin Firth) get over his childhood stammering problem. In the same way that his character used eccentric ways to help “Bertie”, I believe Geoffrey provided true support to Colin’s equally talented role. He infused a comedic heart into the film, thawing out Bertie and refusing to conform to formalities in a relentless pursuit to help him in his path to become King.

What do you guys think? Should Geoffrey beat out fellow nominees Christian Bale (The Fighter), John Hawkes (Winter’s Bones), Jeremy Renner (The Town), Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right)?

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John R

Posted at 4:43 AM on February 27, 2011  

I whole Heartedly agree!! Bale was awesome in The Fighter but Geoffrey Rush was AMAZING!! King’ Speech is my favorite film of the year!! Colin Firth has been added to my list of favorite actors with DeNiro, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Christopher Walken, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino and Russell Crowe!
GEOFFREY won the British Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in The King’s Speech so I think he will get the OSCAR on Sunday!!!!!

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