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The King's Speech scoops Oscar top prize

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British film ‘The King’s Speech’ has scooped the big prize at the Oscars.

The historical drama was crowned as the best film at the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Its director, Tom Hooper, was named as best director while the film also won best original screenplay.

Colin Firth was named as best actor for his role as wartime monarch George VI.

Natalie Portman picked up the Oscar for best actress for her role in psychological thriller Black Swan.

Meanwhile, this year’s award for best foreign film went to Danish picture In a Better World.

The movie tells the story of a doctor who travels between his quiet home life in an idyllic village in Denmark and a refugee camp in Sudan.

Christian Bale followed up on his Golden Globes success by picking up the gong for best supporting actor for his role as former professional boxer Dicky Eklund in The Fighter.

His co-star, Melissa Leo, was named best supporting actress.