The Queen" (2006) a couple of times this weekend. The story of England's royal family and prime minister after the death of Princess Diana in 1997 is heartwarmingly told in this film directed by Stephen Frears. The always-amazing Helen Mirren won a much-disserved Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, and Michael Sheen's portrayal of Prime Minister Tony Blair is great to watch. Frears was nominated for his direction of this film as well.
So, start gearing up for the Oscars this weekend with some great films of the past Academy Award races. Also, check out the TCM widget I previously posted today for some extra Oscar fun and viewing ideas. Have a great weekend, and I'll see you Monday!
(Post-tidbit: "Virginia Woolf" was the fourth film Burton and Taylor did together. They ended up doing eleven films together total.)