The King's Speech
Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter in Tom Hooper's superlative character study of King George VI of England. Well written, wonderfully shot, and with titanic performances in the leading roles, it created both powerful and crowd-pleasing drama. It was also a box-office monster, bringing in over $400M on a sparse $15M production budget.
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Firth), Best Original Screenplay