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And The Oscar Goes To…Twitter!

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Okay, so clearly Twitter had no chance against The King's Speech because it's not a movie, but it deserves some sort of recognition after how many people tweeted last night during the Oscars!

Last night, a grand total of 1,269,970 Oscar-related tweets were sent out, with 388,717 different users tweeting!

The most popular tweets were of course those from The Academy themselves, but The Onion was also extremely popular last night for the following tweet:

How rude — not a single character from Toy Story 3 bothered to show up. #oscars

Ha! James Franco was also quite popular last night, among many others.

While Twitter was a big deal last night, numbers were actually not as intense as they were during the Super Bowl and the Grammys.

Here's what TweetReach CEO Jenn Davis had to say about it:

“We were prepared for big spikes, and we just didn’t see those.”

Huh. 1,269,970 Oscar tweets seems pret-ty impressive to us. Numbers probably would have been even HIGHER if the show itself were a bit more exciting.

Were U tweeting during the Oscars last night?

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The King's Speech Director To Do Les Miz?

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Back in October, the musical version of Les Misérables celebrated its quarter century birthday.

Now, it looks like a new film version of the Victor Hugo novel/Broadway musical is in the works, and The King's Speech director Tom Hooper may take on the project.

Unlike 1998's non-musical Les Miserables film which starred Liam Neeson, this version is being "conceived as a big-budget musical."

We think this is a great idea! We fully support exposing a new generation to Les Miz…especially if Tom Hooper works on the project. He's definitely got the directing skillz to pull it off.

Are U excited for more Les Miz? Do U think the King's Speech director is right for the project?

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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Director's Fan Cut Out This Friday!

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Thinking about trying to catch one more Oscar nominated film before this Sunday's Academy Awards? Forget it!

Sure, you've heard wonderful things about The King's Speech, but you've got bigger fish to fry now because Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Director's Fan Cut is being released THIS FRIDAY!

That's right, Bieblievers! Last week, we mentioned that Paramount was considering re-releasing the film with additional footage, and now it's happening…even though the original version is still in theaters.

The film is being released solely in 3D, and it will run for ONE WEEK ONLY until they extend the release with 40 minutes of new footage, and 30 minutes of footage from the original cut out.

For those of you out there who are opposed to this idea, you can still catch the original version of the film in glorious 2D!

Here's what director Jon Chu had to say about the new cut of the film:

"I realized I had an embarrassment of riches when I was I in the cutting room. This cut allows me to retain some of the best scenes from the original movie, while incorporating previously unseen footage and new material I shot during our extensive promotional tour on behalf of the movie. Justin's dedication to his fan base is unwavering and I was inspired as a filmmaker to attempt to provide them a unique experience that showed even more of his world."

Should be inneresting to see how many devoted Bieber fans return to theaters for round two…and then the sequel AND THEN the director's fan cut of the sequel! Ha!

Will U return to theaters for the new cut of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never?

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We're Not Impressed, Helena

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We finally get it.

Helena Bonham Carter is to Vivienne Westwood, what Julianne Moore is to Lanvin.

The quirky dresser was at the photo call for The King's Speech at the Berlin Film Festival in a dark blue dress by the British designer that she paired with a green off the shoulder jacket.

It's typical Helena so we can't say we're too surprised with her outfit. We'd love to see her do something new, though.

[Image via Ian Wilson/WENN.]

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And The BAFTA Winners Are…

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Congratulations to The King's Speech for dominating the BAFTAs, and winning in some of the top categories including Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay, Leading Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, AND Original Music!

Props also go to the Harry Potter films, which were recognized for their "outstanding British contribution to cinema."

AND major props go to the seksi & talented Tom Hardy, for receiving the "Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award," which is especially impressive because it's voted for by the public!

Check out the full list of BAFTA winners AFTER THE JUMP!

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All Of Britain Wants Colin Firth To Win At The Oscars!

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Especially The Queen Helen Mirren and Dame Judy Dench.

As two of the most revered women in film, their opinions carry a lot of weight in the industry and across the pond. When both ladies were asked about the Oscars this year, they each had one name on the brain - Colin Firth.

Helen told sources she was "100%" certain that Colin would make it home with an Oscar for his performance in The King's Speech. She called his performance "spectacular" and expressed her deep pride to be a "British actor alongside him."

As for Miz Dame Judy, she told sources that she was thrilled to see Colin's name on the ballot as she finds him to be one of the most "special" actors to work with in the biz. She explained:

“I’m very, very pleased for Colin that he is up for an Oscar. Colin has a lot of special qualities and has had them for a long time – not least behaving very badly on set. He is a terrible laugher when things get serious. I hope it is his year though."

Such praise! Not unwarranted either!

We think he has a decent shot at it too and we'll be sure to keep our fingers crossed for him on the big night along with everyone else in jolly ole England!

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The King's Speech Director Does NOT Want To Re-Cut The Film For A PG-13 Rating

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Given all the awards that The King's Speech has been nominated for AND won, MAYBE it's good as it is???

Harvey Weinstein doesn't seem to think so, and he's working on a new marketing strategy to clean up profane dialogue from the film, in an effort to bring it down to a PG-13 rating.

The King's Speech director Tom Hooper does not support making any cuts to the film, and we don't blame him in the least!

Here's what Hooper had to say about it:

"I wouldn't support cutting the film in any way. I think we looked at whether it's possible to bleep out the f*cks and stuff, but I'm not going to actually cut that part."

Good for you, Tom! You directed a wonderful film, which is a strong candidate for Best Picture at the Oscars, and it would be absurd for you to have to cut the film at this stage of the game!

To quote the Beatles' immortal words, let it be, Harvey!

Do U think The King's Speech should be cut? Or should it stay as is?

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