The British film The King's Speech, which showed how King George VI overcame his stammer, has triumphed by taking four Oscars at this year's Annual Academy Awards.
The film itself took best motion picture and with it came three more. Colin Firth took best actor in a leading role. Tom Hooper was awarded for achievement in directing. The award for the best original screenplay went to David Seidler who had been a boyhood stutterer himself. A storming performance from a British film. The 24 winners at the 83rd Academy Awards are as follows:
- Best motion picture of the year – The King's Speech.
- Performance by an actor in a leading role – Colin Firth (The King's Speech).
- Performance by an actress in a leading role – Natalie Portman (Black Swan).
- Achievement in directing – Tom Hooper (The King's Speech).
- Art Direction – Robert Stromberg and Karen O'Hara (Alice in Wonderland).
- Achievement in cinematography – Wally PFister (Inception).
- Performance by an actress in a supporting role – Melissa Leo (The Fighter).
- Best animated short film – The Lost Thing (Nick Batzias, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann).
- Best animated feature film of the year – Toy Story 3.
- Adapted screenplay – The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin.
- Original screenplay – Christian Bale (The Fighter).
- Best foreign language film of the year – In a Better World (Denmark).
- Performance by an actor in a supporting role – Christian Bale (The Fighter).
- Achievement in music written for motion pictures (original score) – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network).
Achievement in sound mixing – Inception (Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo and Ed Novick).
- Achievement in sound editing – Inception (Richard King).
- Achievement in make-up – Rick Baker and Dave Elsey (The Wolfman).
- Achievement in costume design – Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland).
- Best documentary short subject – Best documentary short subject.
- Best live action short film – God of Love (Luke Matheny).
- Best documentary feature – Inside Job (Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs).
- Achievement in visual effects – Inception (Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb)
- Achievement in film editing – Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter (The Social Network).
- Achievement in music written for motion pictures (original song) – We Belong Together (Toy Story 3-music and lyrics by Randy Newman).