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The King’s Speech Has Harvey Weinstein Superstitious

Would The King's Speech suddenly be the Oscar front-runner if Harvey Weinstein were absent from the race? Weinstein himself thinks so: The producer/mogul had skipped the PGA Awards for Sundance and missed the film's first big guild win, then, on the advice of a superstitious awards consultant, he left the room during the DGA ceremony when Speech also pulled an upset victory. Even during the SAG awards, where Speech triumphed, "I think I bowed my head," Weinstein told the Carpetbagger. "I won't anymore. With the PGA, DGA, and now this ... " [Carpetbagger/NYT]