Having been a rare year in which I've pretty much seen every title nominated in every major category at this year's Oscars, the full list of nominations is not much of a surprise. In years to come people will scoff at The King's Speech garnering its shit-load of nominations. The need and appetite for audiences to humanise the Royal Family is terribly old hat. Such fervent embracement for The King's Speech seems to have more to do with a certain Royal Wedding and less to do with good filmmaking. The King's Speech epitomises the same old crap British cinema has been peddling for years and continues to produce. It adds to the UK's exportable brand of white middle-class prestige cinema designed to be consumed by white middle-class audiences the world over. The King's Speech is this generation's Forrest Gump, and will be viewed as such in the passage of time.