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King's Speech reigns supreme

Writer: Anne Jamaludin

Stuttering 'king' Colin Firth giving his acceptance speech after winning best actor award with "The King's Speech".

28 Feb – "The King's Speech" was crowned as the big winner with four Oscars on Sunday, including best film, best director, best screenwriter and best actor for its star Colin Firth who portrayed a stuttering king who has a chronic speech disorder.

Joining British actor Firth on-stage at The Kodak Theatre was the film's director Tom Hooper and its screenwriter, David Seidler.

Natalie Portman claimed the best actress Academy Award for her portrayal of a young ballerina who grows into womanhood in "Black Swan," and Melissa Leo and Christian Bale won best supporting actress and actor, respectively, for their roles in "The Fighter."

Among other key winners were family comedy "Toy Story 3" for best animated feature, Wall Street meltdown movie "Inside Job" for top documentary and Denmark's "In a Better World" took the prize for foreign language film.

While Christopher Nolan's science fiction film "Inception" snagged four Oscars as well including best cinematography, best sound editing, best sound mixing and best visual effects.

Cinema Online, 28 February 2011