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And the Oscar goes to…The King’s Speech


Low-budgeted The King’s Speech was the clear winner at the 83rd Academy Awards. The film directed by Tom Hooper nabbed four wins out of 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Colin Firth, and Best Director. It successfully repelled the challenge of its nearest rivals, True Grit, Inception and The Social Network.

The British drama, which follows King George VI’s efforts to overcome a stutter, had already proved the year’s surprise success story, earning upwards of $200m at the global box office.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

BEST ACTOR:
Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

BEST ACTRESS:
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

ART DIRECTION:
Robert Stromberg (Production Design) and Karen O’Hara (Set Decoration) – Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney)

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Wally Pfister – Inception (Warner Bros.)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Melissa Leo (The Fighter)

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED):
The Lost Thing

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Toy Story 3 (Disney/Pixar), Lee Unkrich (Director)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
David Seidler (The King’s Speech)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
In a Better World (Denmark)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Christian Bale (The Fighter)

ORIGINAL SCORE:
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network)

SOUND MIXING:
Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick (Inception)

SOUND EDITING:
Richard King (Inception)

MAKE-UP:
Rick Baker and Dave Elsey (The Wolfman)

COSTUME DESIGN:
Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland)

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT):
Strangers No More, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION):
God of Love, Luke Matheny

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
Inside Job, Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

VISUAL EFFECTS:
Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb (Inception)

FILM EDITING:
Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter (The Social Network)

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG):
We Belong Together (Toy Story 3) Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

DIRECTING:
Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)

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