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Oscars: 'The King's Speech' wins for best picture

February 27, 2011 |  8:36 pm

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“The King’s Speech” won the Oscar for best film Sunday night at the 83rd Academy Awards. Directed by Tom Hooper, the film about King George VI’s attempts to conquer his stutter as he ascends the British throne had been in a tight race for the top Academy Award with David Fincher’s “The Social Network.” That film had dominated the awards season through the Golden Globes, but “The King’s Speech” began to build more momentum with the industry guild awards, starting with the Producers Guild Awards in late January, and on through the BAFTAs, the British equivalent of the Academy Awards, two weeks ago.

The Academy Awards were handed out at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Check in for reaction and more here on Awards Tracker.

-- Susan King

Photo: "The King's Speech" winners, including front: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Gareth Unwin. Credit: Associated Press.

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