It is the fourth prize taken by the British film at the Sunday ceremony which also sees 'Inception' domination.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 27 has been wrapped after unveiling the winner for Best Picture. Coming out as no surprise, "The King's Speech" takes the coveted prize after taking three other trophies that night.
Colin Firth, whom the movie's producer praises for "acting royalty", wins best actor title following Tom Hooper's win in Best Directing category. Earlier at the ceremony, the movie has claimed Best Original Screenplay for David Seidler's script.
"Inception" is another big winner in terms of number, pocketing four nods. The Christopher Nolan-directed sci-fi is recognized for Achievement in Cinematography (Wally Pfisterin), Sound Editing (Richard King), Sound Mixing (Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick), and Visual Effects (Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb).
As expected before, Natalie Portman snatches the trophy for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. It is the only award claimed by "Black Swan" after Darren Aronofsky loses the best director title.
Scooping multiple awards that night are "The Social Network" with three, as well as "Toy Story 3", "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Fighter" with two each. The ceremony was hosted by James Franco, who was nominated for best actor, and Anne Hathaway.
Full Winners List of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards:
- 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"
- Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale - "The Fighter"
- Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo - "The Fighter"
- Achievement in Directing: Tom Hooper - "The King's Speech"
- Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin - "The Social Network"
- Original Screenplay: David Seidler - "The King's Speech"
- Best Foreign Language Film of the Year: "In a Better World" (Denmark)
- Best Animated Feature Film of the Year: "Toy Story 3"
- Best Documentary Feature: "Inside Job"
- Best Documentary Short Subject: "Strangers No More"
- Best Short Film (Animated): "The Lost Thing"
- Best Short Film (Live Action): "God of Love"
- Achievement in Art Direction: Robert Stromberg and Karen O'Hara - "Alice in Wonderland"
- Achievement in Cinematography: Wally Pfister - "Inception"
- Achievement in Costume Design: Colleen Atwood - "Alice in Wonderland"
- Achievement in Makeup: Rick Baker and Dave Elsey - "The Wolfman"
- Achievement in Film Editing: Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter - "The Social Network"
- Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score): Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - "The Social Network"
- Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song): "We Belong Together" - Music and Lyric by Randy Newman - "Toy Story 3"
- Achievement in Sound Editing: Richard King - "Inception"
- Achievement in Sound Mixing: Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick - "Inception"
- Achievement in Visual Effects: Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb - "Inception"