‘King’s Speech’ sweeps Academy Awards

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The global box office success of The King’s Speech has seen it take more than $230m (£142m).

British film The King’s Speech has been crowned best picture at the Oscars, with star Colin Firth named best actor.

Tom Hooper was named best director for the film, which also won for best original screenplay at the ceremony.

Its best picture rival, The Social Network, won for adapted screenplay, film editing and score. Natalie Portman won best actress for Black Swan.

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