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'King's Speech' Crowned Big Winner At Oscars

Actor Colin Firth in a scene from the film "The King's Speech," which revolves around British King George VI's efforts to overcome a debilitating stammer.
The modest-budgeted blockbuster "The King's Speech" has emerged as the big winner at this year's Academy Awards ceremonies in Hollywood.

The film won four Oscars, including for best film.

Colin First, who plays the stammering British King George VI in the film, won the best actor award.

Elsewhere, Natalie Portman won best actress as a delusional ballerina in "Black Swan."

The Oscars are awarded by the U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and are widely regarded as the world's top film honors.

compiled from agency reports