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'The King's Speech' wins best picture OscarLos Angeles Times | Feb. 27, 8:35 p.m. PT
"The King's Speech" won the Oscar for best film at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. 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.
The Oscars were handed out in a ceremony hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
Complete coverage of the Academy Awards, including red carpet photos and all the winners, at latimes.com/envelope