The 83rd Annual Academy Awards – The Winners!

By on 28 February, 2011

 

Photo: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.


 

The King’s Speech‘ reigns supreme once again, and proves that there will always be surprises at the OSCARS!
 

 
After yet another year of emotional speeches, tears, and now that most celebrities have crawled home from the snazzy Vanity Fair after-party, it’s now time to assess last nights results.

The Weinstein Company‘s ‘The King’s Speech‘ has found its voice by successfully winning four prizes at the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday night (27th February 2011), including Best Picture, Best Director (Tom Hooper), Best Actor (Colin Firth) and Best Original Screenplay by David Seidler.

Hooper paid tribute to his mother in his acceptance speech, after she encouraged him to direct the movie after seeing its initial incarnation as an unproduced, unrehearsed play in Australia.
 

He says:

“She came home and rang me up and said, ‘I think I found your next film,’?

“The moral of the story is: Listen to your mother.”


Firth gave a very humble speech after picking up the prestigious actor gong, describing how he was desperately trying to maintain his composure, but his body wanted to dance around.

He said:

“I have a feeling my career’s just peaked.

“I’m afraid I have to warn you that I’m experiencing stirrings, somewhere in the upper abdominals, which are threatening to form themselves into dance moves. “

Photo: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.



But we mustn’t forget the other star of the night – Christian Bale! He scooped the Best Supporting Actor Award and described how shocked he was to win – even though he was a sure-bet with the bookies.

He said:

“Bloody hell. Wow, what a room full of talented and inspirational people and what the hell am I doing here in the midst of you? It’s such an honor.

“David O. Russell, what a great spirit, you know, on the set. Just fantastic, and thank you so much mate for making the work that all of us actors did actually mean something. You know, I mean that’s the director’s job of translating it to the audience and making it mean something. Thank you for that.”

Photo: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.



Natalie Portman won the Best Actress prize for ‘Black Swan‘, and Bale‘s ‘Fighter‘ co-star, Melissa Leo, took supporting actress honour.

Heavily pregnant Portman praised Mike Nichols, Luc Besson and ‘Black Swan‘ helmer Darren Aronofsky as among the best directors she has worked with. She also thanked her fiance, ‘Black Swan‘ choreographer Benjamin Millepied as the person who:

“has now given me the most important role in my life.”

Photo: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.


 
Accepting her award from Kirk DouglasMelissa Leo gave a teary speech, and even had to be bleeped out for a bit after she said blurted out Oscar‘s first F-word!  She said:

“I’m shaking in my boots here.”

But after quickly moving on, she thanks the Academy for choosing her “because it’s about sound and motion pictures, and respecting the work.”


Of the other Best Picture nominees, ‘The Fighter‘ and ‘Toy Story 3‘ each left with two Oscars apiece, and ‘Black Swan‘ with one.

Other than the gongs, a round of applause needs to go to this year’s hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco! Despite being a tad wooden at times, Franco did put a lot of effort into his first major awards hosting gig, and Hathaway provided the added humour and glamour! All in all, a good effort.

Here is the full list of winners for this year’s OSCAR:
 

 
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – COLIN FIRTH for ‘The King’s Speech
 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – CHRISTIAN BALE for ‘The Fighter
 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – NATALIE PORTMAN for ‘Black Swan
 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – MELISSA LEO for ‘The Fighter
 

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM – ‘Toy Story 3‘ – directed by LEE UNKRICH
 

ART DIRECTION – ‘Alice In Wonderland
 

CINEMATOGRAPHY – ‘Inception‘ – WALLY PFISTER 
 

COSTUME DESIGN – ‘Alice In Wonderland – COLLEEN ATWOOD
 

DIRECTING – ‘The King’s Speech‘ – TOM HOOPER
 

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE) – ‘Inside Job‘ 
 

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT) – ‘Strangers No More
 

FILM EDITING – ‘The Social Network‘ 
 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – ‘In A Better World‘ – Denmark
 

MAKEUP – ‘The Wolfman‘- RICK BAKER and DAVE ELSEY
 

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE) – ‘The Social Network‘ – TRENT REZNOR & ATTICUS ROSS
 

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG) –  We Belong Together  from ‘Toy Story 3‘ Music and Lyric by RANDY NEWMAN

BEST PICTURE – ‘The King’s Speech‘ – Producers SCOTT RUDIN, DANA BRUNETTI, MICHAEL DE LUCA and CEÁN CHAFFIN

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) – ‘The Lost Thing‘ 
 

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) – ‘God of Love‘ – LUKE MATHENY

SOUND EDITING – ‘Inception‘ – RICHARD KING
 

SOUND MIXING – ‘Inception‘ – LORA HIRSCHBERG, GARY A. RIZZO and ED NOVICK
 

VISUAL EFFECTS – ‘Inception‘ – PAUL FRANKLIN, CHRIS CORBOULD, ANDREW LOCKLEY and PETER BEBB

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY) – ‘The Social Network‘ – Screenplay by AARON SORKIN

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) – ‘Inception‘ – Written by CHRISTOPHER NOLAN

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