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02-28-2011, 10:41 PM #1
The King’s Speech" crowned big winner at OscarsThe King's Speech" won four Oscars including best film on Sunday during Hollywood's biggest night when many front-runners claimed glory including Colin Firth and Natalie Portman for best actor and actress.
The world's top film honors from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences came packed with a lot of comedy onstage from show hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco but the attention, as always, was on awards and winners.
Portman was named best actress for her role as a young ballerina who grows into womanhood in "Black Swan." She wiped tears from her eyes onstage collecting her Oscar as she thanked her family, co-stars and director Darren Aronofsky.
"This is insane and I truly, sincerely wish the prize was to get to work with my fellow nominees," she said.
Firth won best actor for playing stammering British King George VI in "The King's Speech," in which the monarch must overcome his speech impediment to lead his country.
"I have a feeling my career just peaked," Firth joked.
When Tom Hooper was named best director, he thanked his mom for being first to suggest he make "The King's Speech." "The moral of the story is, listen to your mother," Hooper said....being a human...