''The King''s Speech'' crowned Best Picture, wins four Oscars

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Los Angeles, Feb 28 (PTI) British drama ''The King''sSpeech'', about George VI''s struggle to overcome his stammer,walked away with four major Oscars including the Best Picture,Best Director and Best Actor at the 83rd Academy Awards.

On a night, which had no big surprises, the period dramabeat out competition from nine other films to be crowned theBest Picture, also won an Oscar for David Seidler in the BestOriginal Screenplay category.

Directed by Tom Hooper, the Colin Firth starrer is aboutthe British Monarch, who overcame his stuttering problem withthe help of an unorthodox Australian speech therapist, torally the nation through World War II.

Hooper thanked his mother for finding him the script forthe movie after she was invited to a play reading.

"She''s never been invited to a play reading her entirelife before. She almost didn''t go because it didn''t soundexactly promising, but thank God she did. She rang me upafter, said, Tom, I think I found your next film," said thedirector.

Firth, popularly known as Mr Darcy since his ''Pride

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