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Los Angeles : CA : USA | Feb 28, 2011 at 5:12 AM PST
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Best Picture Oscar 2011- The King's Speech

At the 83rd Academy Awards, The King of Speech left with Oscars for Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actor.

Inspired from a true story, the Best Picture of 2011, The King of Speech tells the story of King George VI who had to overcome his stutter to rally the empire to face Nazi Germany. Colin Firth plays King George VI, is introduced to Lionel Logue, an unorthodox speech therapist played by Geoffrey Rush. While there might be an inaccuracies in the film, but one should think that you shoudn't get history from movies.

Critic site Rotten Tomatoes gives The King of Speech film a score of 95% based on reviews from 187 critics, with an average score of 8.6/10.

However, The Social Network, directed by David Fincher, won Best Original Score and Best Film Editing, plus Best Adapted Screenplay. The Social Network basically, a modern story of a nerdy Facebook founding owner and billionaire with 500 million “friends”.

In the end, the British monarch struggling to overcome his stammer in The King's Speech won the heart of the film industry commentators. The 73-year-old screenwriter David Seidler ended his acceptance speech with a memorable quote: “I say this on behalf of all the stutterers in the world — we have a voice, we have been heard.”

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      The Guardian
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      The Huffington Post
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  • 'King's Speech' writer has his own stutter story

      readingeagle.com
    It was not until a bout with throat cancer in 2005 that Seidler finally started on the story of George VI, known as Bertie to his family. Seidler had wanted to begin the project in the early 1980s, but Bertie's widow, Elizabeth, the queen mother, ...
  • HD Family Club: The Kings Speech 2010 - Oscar winners!

      hd-family.blogspot.com
    The film is about the King George VI by Colin Firth plays a doctor and therapist Lionel Logue played by Geoffrey Rush, who helped King George VI overcome stuttering evidence. The film began filming in the UK in November 2009. Started traveling
  • Who was the big winners at the Oscars? | DAVONAX Press

      www.davonax.info
    ... attempts to overcome a crippling stammer with the aid of address therapist Lionel Logue, took home 'Best Picture ', 'Best Actor' for star Colin Firth, 'Best Director' for Tom Hooper and 'Best Original Screenplay' for David Seidler. ...
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      mistywaterflower.blogspot.com
    Essentially it's a battle between two older, experienced actresses (Bening and Kidman) and three younger, not-as-experienced actresses (Portman, Lawrence, and Williams), with Bening and Portman being the faves. .... This is always a big category; it'
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      www.ramanmedianetwork.com
    With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough

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