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The irony of victory
Posted: 17 January 2011

What's the future of the UK film industry? You may well ask after Colin firth won the best actor Golden Globe for his role in "The King's Speech", funded by the UK Film Council which has just been axed as part of the government's spending cuts. While the cuts may be applauded, the reaction of the film industry will be interesting to watch. Will they 'retire hurt' or will they come up with a bold step-change strategy to thrive in the new reality?

Colin Firth reigns at Golden Globes but Social Network sweeps the board
17 January 2011
Colin Firth picked up the best actor award, while David Fincher's Facebook drama The Social Network went home with four awards• Full list of winners • Read Hadley Freeman's liveblog from the night
 
Wolfgang Grulke So, 'The Kings Speech' wins 7 BAFTAs - prompting this comment "something of a sour-tasting pleasure for the scrapped UK Film Council which helped get the film made in the first place". Real irony!
Posted: 14 February 2011 at 11:02
 
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