Royal Week in Review – January 29, 2011

King Calls for Openness
Jordanian protesters demand political reforms (sorry, this link has expired)

Attempt to Prevent Looting
Egypt army secures museum with pharaonic treasures: report (expired)

UPDATE: Looters smash treasures and mummies in museum (expired)

Monaco Royals at the Circus
Playful Prince Albert can’t resist clowning around (photos)

“This Is Not a Snub”
The Queen won’t meet Kate Middleton’s parents until the day of the royal wedding

Bizarre Story of the Week
Was Genghis Khan history’s greenest conqueror?

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12 Oscar nominations for The King's Speech

The movie “The King’s Speech,” about British king George VI’s struggle to overcome his stammer, has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards. It has already won the Producers Guild of America’s Best Picture award, which is considered a sign that it could also win the Oscar for Best Picture.

Categories in which The King’s Speech is nominated:
Best Picture
Actor in a Leading Role (Colin Firth)
Actor in a Supporting Role (Geoffrey Rush)
Actress in a Supporting Role (Helena Bonham Carter)
Original Screenplay (David Seidler)
Directing (Tom Hooper)
Art Direction
Costume Design
Film Editing
Music – Original Score
Sound Mixing