The 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.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be presented Sunday night at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.
"The King's Speech," a low-budget film that has earned $300 million worldwide, has a dozen Oscar nominations, including for best picture, best actor, best supporting actor, best supporting actress and best original screenplay.
"The Social Network" is nominated for eight Oscars, including best picture and Jesse Eisenberg's nomination for best actor.
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