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Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars

The King’s Speech star beat competition from The Social Network and True Grit to scoop the biggest award of the evening

Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Actor Colin Firth holds the trophy for Best Actor at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (AFP/Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
(R) Actor Colin Firth accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for 'The King's Speech' from presenter Sandra Bullock onstage during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Actress Natalie Portman holds the trophy for Best Actress on stage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (AFP/Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Actress Natalie Portman accepts the trophy for Best Actress from actor Jeff Bridges at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (AFP/Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Producer Iain Canning accepts the award for Best Motion Picture of the Year for 'The King's Speech' onstage during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Actor Christian Bale, winner of the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for 'The Fighter', poses in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Actress Melissa Leo, winner of the award for Best Supporting Actress for 'The Fighter', poses in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Director Lee Unkrich, winner of the award for Best Animated Feature for 'Toy Story 3', poses in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Winners for Best Art Direction for the movie 'Alice in Wonderland,' Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara, pose in the press room at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (AFP/Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Cinematographer Wally Pfister, winner of the award for Best Cinematography for 'Inception', poses in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Winners for Best Short Film (Animated) The Lost Thing Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann address the audience on stage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (AFP/Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Winner for Best Foreign Language Film Director Susan Bier (Denmark's 'In A Better World') addresses the audience on stage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (AFP/Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Winner for Best Short Film (Live Action) God of Love Luke Matheny addresses the audience at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (AFP/Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Director Charles Ferguson and producer Audrey Marrs accept the award for Best Documentary, Features for 'Inside Job' onstage during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, winner of the award for Best Adapted Screenplay for 'The Social Network', poses in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Sound editor Richard King (C), winner of the award for Best Sound Editing for 'Inception', and presenters Matthew McConaughey (L) and Scarlett Johansson pose in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Composers Atticus Ross (L) and Trent Reznor, winners of the award for Best Original Score for 'The Social Network', pose in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Costume designer Colleen Atwood, winner of the award for Best Costume Design for 'Alice in Wonderland', poses in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
(L-R) Producers Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, and Gareth Unwin, winners of the award for Best Picture for 'The King's Speech', pose in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Makeup artists Rick Baker (L) and Dave Elsey, winners of the award for Best Makeup for 'The Wolfman', pose in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
(L-R) Visual effects artists Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley,and Peter Bebb, winners of the award for Best Visual Effects for 'Inception', pose in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Composer Randy Newman, winner of the award for Best Original Song for 'We Belong Together' from 'Toy Story 3', poses in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Film editors Kirk Baxter (L) and Angus Wall, winners of the award for Best Film Editing for 'Inception', pose in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Filmmakers Kirk Simon (L) and Karen Goodman, winners of the award for Best Documentary Short Subject for 'Strangers No More', pose in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Director Tom Hooper, winner of the award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing for 'The King's Speech', poses in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
(L-R) Sound mixers Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, and Ed Novick, winners of the award for Best Sound Mixing for 'Inception', poses in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top honours at the Oscars
Winner for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) for the movie The King's Speech, David Seidler, addresses the audience on stage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (AFP/Getty Images)