"King's Speech" Claims Best-Picture Oscar

"The King's Speech" has been crowned best picture at an Academy Awards ceremony as precise as a state coronation, the monarchy drama leading as expected with four Oscars and predictable favorites claiming acting honors.

Colin Firth as stammering British ruler George VI in "The King's Speech" earned the best-actor prize Sunday, while Natalie Portman won best actress as a delusional ballerina in "Black Swan."

The boxing drama "The Fighter" claimed both supporting-acting honors, for Christian Bale as a boxer-turned-drug-abuser and Melissa Leo as a boxing clan's domineering matriarch.

"The King's Speech" also won the directing prize for Tom Hooper and the original-screenplay Oscar for David Seidler, a boyhood stutterer himself.

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  • by Sandy Location: Gville on Mar 1, 2011 at 11:15 AM
    King's Speech was an awesome movie. So glad to see it won and Colin Firth won. Yeah!!
  • by MOVIE CRITIC2 on Mar 1, 2011 at 11:06 AM
    @Anonymous Amen!!! you are so right, thanks for the comment you are not alone in your thoughts at least there are 2 of us!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2011 at 01:22 PM
    "The King's Speech" is an excellent picture, but it will never be popular in this area which is dominated by mindless action films, unfunny comedies, urban dramas, or the latest Tyler Perry Madea ego trip.
  • by fashionista on Feb 28, 2011 at 09:05 AM
    hey witn why not have a poll of who the viewers thought was the best dressed or worst dressed.Lets face it thats why we watch the oscars. I will start by saying Ann Hathaways dark red dress was exquisite and the very sexy Jennifer Hudson looked amazing. Come on witn lets do the best or worst poll, after all wouldn't it be more fun than people talking trash about sports?

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