OSCARS: The King’s Sweep


LOS ANGELES TIMES: The monarch may have stammered terribly, but Oscar voters spoke loudly and clearly Sunday night, handing “The King’s Speech” four Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best original screenplay. The come-from-behind “King’s Speech” coup concluded a providential journey for the drama about Britain’s King George VI (played by Colin Firth, who won the lead actor Oscar) and his unconventional speech therapist, Lionel Logue (played by Geoffrey Rush). The film beat out “The Social Network,” which had been considered the likely choice for best picture for much of the fall and early winter, but ended up with three Oscars despite many critical plaudits. MORE

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Natalie Portman says winning a best actress Oscar for Black Swan “feels very dreamlike. I don’t really know where I am, I suppose.” Portman — who declined to answer questions about John Galliano‘s suspension from Dior, for which she is a spokeswoman — said she didn’t “really remember anything that happened” once her name was called. But her baby was being a “little dancer.” MORE

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