“Oscar 2011”, The 83rd Annual Academy Awards

The 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, honored the best films of 2010 and took place February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. During the ceremony, the Academy Awards (commonly referred to as The Oscars) were awarded in 24 competitive categories. Actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway co-hosted the ceremony, marking the first time for each.

The King’s Speech won four awards, all in major categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay.Inception also tied with four awards, all in the technical categories. Other multiple winners included The Social Network with three awards and Alice in WonderlandThe Fighter, and Toy Story 3, with two awards each. In addition, Black SwanGod of LoveIn a Better WorldInside JobThe Lost ThingStrangers No More, and The Wolfman each received one award.

Academy Award Winners 

1. Best Motion Picture of the Year – The King’s Speech (2010): Iain CanningEmile ShermanGareth Unwin

2. Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Colin Firth for The King’s Speech (2010)

3. Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Natalie Portman for Black Swan (2010)

4. Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Christian Bale for The Fighter (2010)

5. Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Melissa Leo for The Fighter (2010)

6. Best Achievement in Directing – Tom Hooper for The King’s Speech (2010)

7. Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen – The King’s Speech (2010): David Seidler

8. Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published – The Social Network (2010): Aaron Sorkin

9. Best Animated Feature Film of the Year – Toy Story 3 (2010): Lee Unkrich

10. Best Foreign Language Film of the Year – In a Better World (2010): Susanne Bier(Denmark)

11. Best Achievement in Cinematography – Inception (2010): Wally Pfister

12. Best Achievement in Editing – The Social Network (2010): Kirk BaxterAngus Wall

13. Best Achievement in Art Direction – Alice in Wonderland (2010): Robert StrombergKaren O’Hara

14. Best Achievement in Costume Design – Alice in Wonderland (2010): Colleen Atwood

15. Best Achievement in Makeup – The Wolfman (2010): Rick BakerDave Elsey

16. Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score – The Social Network (2010): Trent ReznorAtticus Ross

17. Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song – Toy Story 3 (2010): Randy Newman(“We Belong Together”)

18. Best Achievement in Sound Mixing – Inception (2010): Lora HirschbergGary RizzoEd Novick

19. Best Achievement in Sound Editing – Inception (2010): Richard King

20. Best Achievement in Visual Effects – Inception (2010): Chris CorbouldAndrew LockleyPete BebbPaul J. Franklin

21. Best Documentary, Features – Inside Job (2010): Charles FergusonAudrey Marrs

22. Best Documentary, Short Subjects – Strangers No More (2010): Karen GoodmanKirk Simon

23. Best Short Film, Animated – The Lost Thing (2010): Shaun TanAndrew Ruhemann

24. Best Short Film, Live Action – God of Love (2010): Luke Matheny


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