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Would a Best Picture Win for The King’s Speech Be a Blight on Oscar History?

After taking top honors from the PGA, DGA, and SAG, The King's Speech has leapfrogged the Zeitgeist-ier The Social Network and is now considered the prohibitive front-runner to win Best Picture at February 27's Oscars. In Contention's Kris Tapley worries that if Speech wins, it'll be thought of as "a blight on Academy history," which would be a shame because "it’s a very good film that doesn’t deserve to be taken to task in the wake of another film’s failed (and overstated) awards season expectations." But what do you think? If Speech does win, would it really be so bad? Or would we have another Crash situation on our hands?

Photo: The Weinstein Company