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King’s Speech, best picture at 83rd Oscar Awards

Colin Firth sweeps best actor honours, Natalie Portman wins the best actress. Cristopher Nolan’s Groundbreaking “Inception” wins 4 Oscars.

“The King’s Speech” won the best picture, best actor, best director and best original screenplay Oscars at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre Sunday night, the CNN informs. Natalie Portman, who played a ballet dancer in “Black Swan,” was given the best actress Academy Award.


Colin Firth, who portrayed the stuttering King George VI in “The King’s Speech,” completed his sweep of best actor honors with the Oscar win. “I have a feeling my career has just peaked,” said Firth.
Christian Bale took the best supporting actor Oscar for his role in “The Fighter.” Melissa Leo, who played the mother and manager of two boxers in “The Fighter,” completed her trifecta of major awards when 94-year-old Kirk Douglas handed her the best supporting actress Oscar.


“Inception” a film that explores the human mind and dreams, won four Academy Awards, including for cinematography, sound mixing, sound editing and visual effects. The film was also a best picture contender, although most of its eight nominations are in the technical categories. Two awards went to “Toy Story 3” for animated feature film and best original song. It is also a best picture contender. “The Lost Thing” won for short animated film. “True Grit,” based on the same book as the 1969 John Wayne film, failed to win in any of the 10 categories for which it was nominated. “Alice in Wonderland,” which was not among the 10 best picture nominees, was rewarded with two Oscars, for costume design and art direction. “Inside Job”, a film about the 2008 financial system meltdown, won the best feature documentary Oscar. Producer Charles Ferguson used his acceptance speech to say that “not a single financial executive has gone to jail and that’s wrong.”


“The Social Network” won Oscars for best musical score, film editing and best adapted screenplay.
The short documentary Oscar went to “Strangers No More, a film about an Israeli school that includes students from 48 countries. The romantic comedy “God of Love” won the live action short film Oscar. The Danish movie, “In a Better World,” won the best foreign language film Academy Award. The Oscar for best makeup was given to “The Wolfman.”

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