The winner of the 2011 Academy Award for Best Picture is The King’s Speech. Producers Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, and Gareth Unwin accepted the award on behalf of the cast and crew. The trio wanted to thank their financers for taking such a huge risk on the film that didn’t seem like the obvious choice for backers.

See who they beat out…

The nominees for Best Motion Picture of the Year were:

Best Motion Picture of the Year

  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • The King’s Speech
  • 127 Hours
  • The Social Network
  • Toy Story 3
  • True Grit
  • Winter’s Bone

Why? Why? Why?! Nothing ever ceases to amaze us about these awards shows. Why in the world did we think they would pick a Best Picture winner that was actually, dare we say, contemporary? Not to say that all the recent films have been period pieces but we believe that both The Social Network and Inception truly represent the time. They represent what’s happening now or what could be happening now.

The King’s Speech was a great movie, but we feel it’s a was ridiculously safe pick. We should have known something was up when they sent Steven Spielberg out to present the award. He even said in his monologue that there was no shame in losing. He knew what was coming. This wasn’t his first time at the rodeo.

What do you think of this year’s Best Picture winner?