Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences - The King's Speech Rules At Oscars

'The King's Speech' was the big winner at last night's (27.02.11) Oscars, taking home four awards.

The movie - which tells the story of stammering British monarch King George VI - was named Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, while its star Colin Firth picked up the prize for Best Actor with Tom Hooper being crowned Best Director.

After being named Best Actor, 50-year-old Colin embraced wife Livia Giuggioli, before taking to the stage at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre to accept the prestigious accolade.

He said: "I have a feeling my career's just peaked.

"I'd like to thank all the people who have been routing for me back home and Livia, for putting up with my fleeting delusions of royalty."

While Colin won Best Actor, Natalie Portman - who is currently expecting her first child - was named Best Actress for her role as troubled ballerina Nina Sayers in 'Black Swan'.

During her acceptance speech, Natalie paid tribute to her fellow Best Actress nominees - Annette Bening, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence and Michelle Williams - saying: "This is insane, and I truly, sincerely wish that the prize tonight was to get to work with my fellow nominees - I'm so in awe of you."

'The Fighter' stars Christian Bale and Melissa Leo picked up the awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively while 'The Social Network' - which was widely tipped to win Best Picture - was named Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Film Editing.

Other winners at the awards - which were hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway - included 'Inception' and 'Toy Story 3'.

A full list of winners at the 2011 Academy Awards:

BEST PICTURE:

'The King's Speech'

BEST ACTOR:

Colin Firth - 'The King's Speech'

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Melissa Leo - 'The Fighter'

BEST ACTRESS:

Natalie Portman - 'Black Swan'

BEST DIRECTOR:

Tom Hooper - 'The King's Speech'

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Christian Bale - 'The Fighter'

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

Aaron Sorkin - 'The Social Network'

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

David Seidler - 'The King's Speech'

CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Wally Pfister - 'Inception'

BEST FILM EDITING:

Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter - 'The Social Network'

DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM:

'Strangers No More'

SHORT FILM:

Luke Matheny - 'God Of Love'

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

'Inside Job'

MAKE-UP:

'The Wolfman'

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

'We Belong Together' - 'Toy Story 3'

ANIMATED SHORT FILM:

'The Lost Thing'

ANIMATED FILM:

'Toy Story 3'

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - 'The Social Network'

SOUND MIXING:

Gary A Rizzo & Ed Novick - 'Inception'

SOUND EDITING:

Richard King - 'Inception'

VISUAL EFFECTS:

Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips - 'Alice in Wonderland'

COSTUME DESIGN:

Colleen Atwood - 'Alice in Wonderland'

ART DIRECTION:

Robert Stromberg (production design); Karen O'Hara (set decoration) - 'Alice in Wonderland'

FOREIGN FILM:

'In a Better World' (Denmark)


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