It had always been the hot favourite to come away with the top awards so it came as no surprise that “The King's Speech” came away from the 83rd edition of the Oscars with the award for Best Picture.
The historical drama starring British actor Colin Firth as King George VI also took away the award for Best Director for Tom Hooper, Best Original Screenplay for David Seidler and Best Actor for Colin Firth.
When accepting his award for Best Actor Colin Firth spoke out about plans to edit language in the film which sees the King practicing rude words in a bid to overcome his stammer.
Firth said: “I don't take this stuff lightly, but in the context of this film, it could not be more edifying, more appropriate. It is not vicious, it's not an insult or it's not in any of the contexts which might offend people.”
He added: “Really,it's about a man who's trying to free himself through the use of certain words. I still haven't met a person who would object, so I think the film should stand as it is.”
The other majot Oscar hope of the evening was the film “The Social Network”, the film about the creation of Facebook.
While it failed to take away some of the biggest awards it did still receive three Oscars, one for Best Adapted Screenplay, one for Best Original Score and another for Best Film Editing.
Natalie Portman was also able to celebrate as she took home the award for Best Actress for her role in the film “Black Swan”. Big losers of the evening were “True Grit” and “127 Hours” with 16 nominations between them, neither film managed to pick up one award during the star studded ceremony held at the famous Kodak Theater.
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