Oscar winner for best actor Colin Firth poses backstage with his Oscar at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 27 2011.
The British drama The King's Speech has won the Oscar for the Best Picture at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The film was nominated in 12 categories and won 4 Oscars - Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
Colin Firth won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Britain's King George VI, who in the 1930s struggled successfully to overcome a crippling stammer.
Natalie Portman took home the Best Actress Oscar for her turn in the dark ballerina drama Black Swan.
The Fighter beat its competition in the supporting acting categories, resulting in Oscars for Melissa Leo and Christian Bale.
Danish film In a Better World won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
The award for the Best Animated Feature went to Toy Story 3.
The Social Network, a story of the founder of Facebook, won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Hosting this year's Academy Awards were actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway.
Franco was nominated in the Best Actor category for 127 Hours, the story of a mountain hiker who gets trapped and is forced to amputate his arm in order to save his life.
((For a list of all the winners and nominees go to: http://oscar.go.com/award-show))
* The 2011 Oscars ceremony will be broadcast, in edited form and dubbed into Bulgarian, on Bulgarian National Television on February 28 from 9pm to 10.30pm.