The Academy just love a heart-rending true story. Especially if it’s got something to do with the monarchy. In fact, the royal family could just be the Academy’s favourite family in the whole world.
Doubt it? Just look at their track record. The Academy have lavished attention on
The Madness Of King George, The Last Emperor, Mrs. Brown, Elizabeth, The Lion In The Winter, Henry V, The Queen
and of course
The King’s Speech
. If in doubt, make a flick about royalty - the Oscar’s all but yours.