Gallery: 'King's Speech' wins big at Oscars
British royals drama adds touch of class to red carpet; Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo take home big awards.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
February 28, 2011 09:34
Kings Speech at Oscars 311.
(photo credit: Reuters/Gary Hershorn)
The King's Speech won the top Academy Award, for best picture, giving the British royals drama a total of four Oscars at Sunday's ceremony.
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The acclaimed film about the efforts of the future King George VI to overcome a crippling stammer went into the event with a leading 12 nominations. It won such key awards as best actor for its star, Colin Firth.
American-Israeli actress Natalie Portman won best actress for her role in Black Swan
The awards for supporting actress and actor went to Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, both for the The Fighter