Natalie Portman Wins Best Actress Oscar 2011

The best picture Oscar battle Sunday pits the story of a king overcoming a speech impediment to lead his people through World War II against the saga of how a college student created Facebook, which is now credited helping citizens overthrow their leader in the Mideast

But Natalie Portman, who played a ballet dancer in “Black Swan,” was awarded the best actress Academy Award. Portman also won Golden Globe and SAG best actor trophies in recent weeks.

Going into the half-hour of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre Sunday night, “The King’s Speech” and “The Social Network” were in close Oscar competition. Best actor and best picture categories were yet to be announced. – source: CNN

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