The King’s Speech

The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Interesting fact: only 13 percent of Wikipedia’s contributors are women, reports the New York Times. The Wikimedia Foundation vows to increase the number of women contributors to 24 percent by 2015.

2. After taking home top honors at last night’s SAG Awards, The King’s Speech is now considered the front-runner for Best… Read More

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Video of the Day: Little Kids Reenact the Best Picture Nominees

As we discussed earlier in the week when the 2011 Oscar nominations were announced, there were a few good surprises in the Best Picture category — namely the inclusion of Winter’s Bone and Toy Story 3. Another thing we find pleasantly surprising: How freaking cute some of the more intense films in the bunch — like Black Swan,127 Hours, and The Fighter — can be when adorable little kids are in the starring roles. Click through to see some of this year’s strongest Best Picture contenders as reenacted by children, and let us know in the comments who’s your favorite to win. … Read More

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Oscar Nominations 2011: The Year’s Biggest Snubs and Surprises

“So glad they finally announced the Oscars,” our friend Eugene Mirman tweeted this morning. “I was getting worried that no one would give any awards to films this year.” No worries, Eugene! Hollywood’s season of self-congratulation will crash to a conclusion on February 27th, when America’s Secret Boyfriend James Franco and Secret Girlfriend Anne Hathaway host the 83rd Academy Awards. After the jump, we’ll take a gander at the surprises and snubs in this year’s noms. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. The 2011 Oscar nominations are in, with The King’s Speech dominating the pack with 12 nods. The Academy Awards will air live on ABC on February 27th. [via THR]

2. According to Diplo, Beyonce and Sleigh Bells guitarist Derek Miller have been in the studio together working on new material, but it’s… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, enjoyed Slate’s history of stuttering in the movies, which was inspired by The King’s Speech. We met the 10 weirdest new animals of 2010. We were inspired by RuPaul’s ability to play both Cher and Christina in this Burlesque-inspired holiday card. We learned that the color… Read More

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