The Academy didn't stutter as The King's Speech wrapped up its' triumphant award season at Sunday's 83rd annual Academy Awards at Hollywood's Kodak Theater, as the film hit a grand slam with four high-profile Oscars wins, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Colin Firth) and Best Original Screenplay.
Among the other big winners included Natalie Portman (Best Actress for The Black Swan), Christian Slater (Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter), and Melissa Leo ( Best Supporting Actress for The Fighter).
Anne Hathaway and James Franco were the youngest hosts ever in the show's history in the hope that they would bring a new energy and a more youthful demographic to the Entertainment Industry's biggest night.
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Past Oscars host Billy Crystal (he presented it eight times) received a standing ovation before relating a funny story about veteran Oscars host Bob Hope and giving way to a clip of Hope telling jokes at a past ceremony - the funniest of the night!