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2011 Academy Awards Winners - 'The King's Speech' is Best Picture

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February 27, 2011

83rd Academy Awards

The 83rd Academy Awards are upon us and it's time to watch the show and announce the winners of the most prestigious award in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony is being broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre where illustrious hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway will be bringing us an exciting evening filled with accolades aplenty. This will be a rather interesting year for the Academy Awards, with a neck-and-neck race between The King's Speech and The Social Network at least. The complete list of nominees below will be updated with winners marked as they're announced live on the show tonight - follow all the updates.

PICTURE:
The King's Speech
The King's Speech
DIRECTOR:
Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper - The King's Speech
ACTOR:
Colin Firth
Colin Firth - The King's Speech
ACTRESS:
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman - Black Swan

Read on for the complete list of nominees and winners. Be sure to let us know what you think of the results!

This will be updated throughout the night to reflect the winners as revealed. Additionally, I might be adding a small bit of editorial commentary beneath each category. Winners are highlighted in BOLD below.

PICTURE:
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
Winner! The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone

Thoughts: Within the last few weeks, I was starting to jump on The Social Network bandwagon, I wanted it to win. But here's the truth - I really love both The King's Speech and The Social Network, almost equally. But I knew TKS would win the moment I first saw it and it did. Yes, it plays right to the Academy, but I knew that when I walked out. It's a fantastic film, both of them are - I would've been happy with either winning.

DIRECTOR:
Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan
David Fincher - The Social Network
Winner! Tom Hooper - The King's Speech
Joel & Ethan Coen - True Grit
David O. Russell - The Fighter

Thoughts: You know, I loved The King's Speech and I should be totally happy, but this is a weird category. All great guys and it's a tough year to decide, but it looks like the Academy is swaying towards TKS this time.

ACTOR:
Javier Bardem - Biutiful
Jeff Bridges - True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network
Winner! Colin Firth - The King's Speech
James Franco - 127 Hours

Thoughts: Yep, I knew it. The moment I walked out of The King's Speech last September, I proclaimed that Colin Firth would win the Oscar. It's now five months later and that prediction has come true. Deserves it!

ACTRESS:
Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone
Winner! Natalie Portman - Black Swan
Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine

Thoughts: Thank goodness, Natalie deserves it so much, this was her award to win and I'm glad she got it. No Annette Bening, it was Portman's year - hell yes! I'm so incredibly excited and happy she won, congrats!

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Winner! Christian Bale - The Fighter
John Hawkes - Winter's Bone
Jeremy Renner - The Town
Mark Ruffalo - The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech

Thoughts: I thought Bale deserved this the moment I walked out of The Fighter, I'm happy to see him win!

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Amy Adams - The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech
Winner! Melissa Leo - The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit
Jacki Weaver - Animal Kingdom

Thoughts: Totally expected and yet also totally deserving. Leo was incredible and I'm glad she won for this.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Mike Leigh - Another Year
Scott Silver & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson - The Fighter
Christopher Nolan - Inception
Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg - The Kids Are All Right
Winner! David Seidler - The King's Speech

Thoughts: Very same thoughts as Aaron Sorkin below. The writers winners' speeches are always fun to hear.

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy - 127 Hours
Winner! Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network
Michael Arndt - Toy Story 3
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen - True Grit
Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini - Winter's Bone

Thoughts: Expected but deserving, as seems to be the big trend tonight. But hell yea go Sorkin, a great win!

ANIMATED FEATURE:
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Winner! Toy Story 3

Thoughts: All three of the films nominated this year were fantastic, even How to Train Your Dragon, but as always, Pixar wins again. Though Toy Story 3 deserved it anyway. It IS also nominated for Best Picture, too!

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Biutiful (Mexico)
Dogtooth (Greece)
Winner! In a Better World (Denmark)
Incendies (Canada)
Outside the Law (Algeria)

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Matthew Libatique - Black Swan
Winner! Wally Pfister - Inception
Danny Cohen - The King's Speech
Jeff Cronenweth - The Social Network
Roger Deakins - True Grit

Thoughts: YES! Congrats - finally the first awesome, deserving win of the night. This is Wally Pfister's first Oscar and its been a longtime coming, he really deserves this. I'm so happy to see Inception win an Oscar!

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Gasland
Winner! Inside Job - Charles Ferguson
Restrepo
Waste Land

DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
Killing in the Name
Poster Girl
Winner! Strangers No More - Karen Goodman & Kirk Simon
Sun Come Up
The Warriors of Qiugang

ANIMATED SHORT:
Day & Night
The Gruffalo
Let's Pollute
Winner! The Lost Thing - Andrew Ruhemann & Shaun Tan
Madagascar, a Journey Diary

LIVE-ACTION SHORT:
The Confession
The Crush
Winner! God of Love - Luke Matheny
Na Wewe
Wish 143

VISUAL EFFECTS:
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Hereafter
Winner! Inception
Iron Man 2

Thoughts: Wow awesome, this is definitely deserved, Inception had some amazingly seamless visual effects. Though I am starting to wonder if Inception is winning all of the technical categories as a way of say "sorry we didn't nominated Chris Nolan for Best Director" because damnit, he needs to get nominated if his own film wins this many! We've only got another few years to wait for the chance to hit the Oscars again - right?

ART DIRECTION:
Winner! Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Inception
The King's Speech
True Grit

Thoughts: Whoa - what? Really? Not that it was bad, but out of all the other nominees? What the heck? I guess the Academy really loves the Tim Burton's crazy worlds. Not that great of a win, honestly, but oh well.

COSTUME DESIGN:
Winner! Alice in Wonderland
I Am Love
The King's Speech
The Tempest
True Grit

Thoughts: Costume and make-up were announced together and I honestly don't have much to say about either, they were both wins I expected to see coming. As I said before, the Academy really loves Tim Burton.

MAKEUP:
Barney's Version
The Way Back
Winner! The Wolfman

FILM EDITING:
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
127 Hours

Winner! The Social Network

Thoughts: Awesome, another great win for The Social Network. This is one of those categories that some say TSN should win simply because of the monumental task of sorting out Fincher's hundreds of takes.

SOUND MIXING:
Winner! Inception
The King's Speech
Salt
The Social Network
True Grit

Thoughts: Good, I love Inception, but why not The Social Network? That had amazing mixing - club scene?!

SOUND EDITING:
Winner! Inception
Toy Story 3
Tron Legacy
True Grit
Unstoppable

Thoughts: "I owe this 1000% to Chris Nolan." Another solid award for Inception, it did have great sound.

ORIGINAL SCORE:
John Powell - How to Train Your Dragon
Hans Zimmer - Inception
Alexandre Desplat - The King's Speech
A.R. Rahman - 127 Hours
Winner! Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network

Thoughts: YES!! Everyone though one of the more conventional scores was going to win this year, but nope, the most original and Oscar-worthy score of all actually won it. Congrats, it's definitely a score for the ages!!

ORIGINAL SONG:
"Coming Home" from Country Strong
"I See the Light" from Tangled
"If I Rise" from 127 Hours
Winner! "We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3 by Randy Newman

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
Winner! Francis Ford Coppola

Chime in below as we continue to update this list live and let us know if you're happy with these winners (so far) and what your thoughts are on the Oscar ceremony this year as well as our hosts James Franco and the always lovely (it's true!) Anne Hathaway. And of course, a big congratulations to all of 2011's winners and nominees! Did the 2011 Academy Awards turn out the way you want? Thoughts on the winners?

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  • birddog
    SHOWTIME!!!
  • Anonymous
    Saw King's Speech last night. Colin Firth is great, he gets the oscar. And so he's Helen Bonham Carter, she's just magnificent in that role, she gets an oscar too. But the film, overall, he's not worth an oscar for best movie, imo. Neither is The Social Network, by a long shot. My personal choice would be either Inception or Black Swan. Darren Aronofsky deserves best director, his directing in that movie is marvellous. David Fincher deserves all the oscars he gets, not with this movie though (even though the Henley Sequence is one of the best of the year). The King's Speech has some very good shots, I wouldn't be surprised if it won best director. Natalie was hands down the best actress this year, she deserves all the awards she's getting and the Oscar has her name all over it. Having said that, I'm ashamed I haven't seen many of this year's nominees (mostly because most of them are just now being released around here) I'll watch the show, sleep for two hours then get to work :P
    • Anonymous
      black swan was a good movie - but portmans expression/demeanor never changed. i think her performance was over-rated. best picture is "kings speech"......not even close best actor - colin firth i'd give best actress to either jennifer lawrence (for winters bone) or nicold kidman (for rabbit hole
      • Anonymous
        personally i think Portman deserved it... sure she pretty much just cried the whole time but its when she became the black swan that her talent really showed.
        • Anonymous
          sure - no problem with her winning the awards. i'm not into the awards thing anyways, it just seemed to me that lawrence and kidman showed more range in their roles. i've never figured out just how this "academy" hands out awards. . i don't tink it's any different than all of us talking about it here o the site
  • Rv
    LETS DO THIS!
  • Anonymous
    YES! Inception got one!
    • Baldwinm
      4!
  • Dxcool777
    where can i stream this?
  • Anonymous
    Fuck yeah, Christian Bale!
  • andrew
    anything the Social Network wins is a conspiracy and political
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      WHAT?! Are you serious? That's crazy, it deserves a lot of these awards, especially Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Score. Are you kidding me?!
      • Cruzer
        Hell yeah they do! Way to go Trent & Atticus for winning Best Original Score!!!
        • Thanos
          I'm sorry, but I thought that score was weak sauce. I crap better music on my toilet. But hey, let's reward mediocrity anyways! Yeah!
          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GJAL5XLSAPEVGPIHZ4XOJE5QI RandallM
            Agree Thanos....this was an upset. This was Zimmer's award hands down.
      • andrew
        best adapted screenplay for the social network happened only because of Aaron Sorkin, but Best Score should've went to another nominee
        • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
          Nah I don't think so, the original, unique sound and perfectly fitting score for The Social Network deserved to win that Oscar!
          • ZackSnyder
            I remember you counted on DaftPunck's Tron's score when it came out.
          • Anonymous
            The thing with the Social Network score, isn't it just a song? The one they played over and over last night?! Sure, that one is great, but apart from that and the reimagining of a classic (The Henley sequence) i don't remember any more tunes from that movie. Inception score was epic! Gave me chills!
          • phyrrsome
            In support of SN winning best score - try this out in order to understand why - the score is as instrumental to that movie as the visuals. It sets the scene, it sets the tone, it ties the movie together. I liked the music from Inception - there were some powerful tracks, but take the music away from SN and you don't have the same movie. Take the music out of Inception - a couple of moments may lose a little bit of punch, but not to the same degree. That's why the soundtrack to the SN was Oscar worthy - it's a key component to the total experience of the film.
      • Cmcdermid5
        Alex how does the Social Network deserve best score? The music and score of Inception was so powerful and set the mood of the film. It was incredible. I am a music guy and the social networks score consisted of five notes played slowly, about as original, entertaining and mood setting as Randy Newman's "Generic Annual Oscar Nomination" for every song he does that sounds that same. Sorry but Social Network, while good, was way overhyped and the only thing it deserved being nominated for was Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor.
    • matt
      I don't know how you can honestly believe that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross did not deserve best original score. Point me in the direction of a better one.
  • Anonymous
    aw i wanted "exit through the gift shop" to win best Doc :(
    • Anonymous
      Yeah, I was torn between that and Restrepo. Oh well, Inception got some awards and Melissa Leo and Christian Bale each got one. So far these Oscars have been pretty sweet, imo.
      • Anonymous
        Yeah Restrepo was awesome too, no real shocks so far really
  • http://www.tomvatterott.blogspot.com Tom Vatterott
    I just lost a lot of respect for the Oscars with Banksy not winning.
  • Anonymous
    i dunno about Randy winning that one, Song from 127 hours was better
    • matt
      I agree, 127 hours was better. But Randy is hilarious lol.
      • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
        Yea he is, that speech was great, hahah I loved his honesty. Let it out Newman! :P
  • Anonymous
    celine dion filler zzzzzzzz
  • matt
    Colin Firth? Well that sucks...
    • Anonymous
      well it was to be expected, just wondering if the academy will throw a curve ball for best film
      • ZackSnyder
        No curve balls. Academy sucks!! Big time!
  • andrew
    take that Social Network, THE KING'S SPEECH is the Best Motion Picture of the year
    • John Doe
      That's right, remember the name... 'cause after this week you'll NEVER hear of it again.
  • p86
    kings oscar bait oh i mean speech wins ...yawn
  • Said
    Inception should have won!
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1503900114 Tyler Morgan
    I stayed up and watched what was basically a repeat of every big awards show leading up to the Oscars. What a waste of time. I wonder if there were King's Speech posters in the lobby of the Kodak Theatre inviting the audience to a British themed after party.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1503900114 Tyler Morgan
    This just in- Social Network fanboys hack into the Oscar website with their macbooks and convert the site to a hate forum.
  • John.E
    Everything exept for Picture (social network should've won), Director (Fincher should've won) and Original Screenplay (Nolan should've won), AWESOME!!!!!
    • ZackSnyder
      You are scholar.Myself and my million selfs are behind you.
    • John Doe
      You are correct, sir.
  • Anonymous
    NOLAN FAN BOYS UNITE ITS TIME TO START FUCKIN FIRES!!! i called everything other then best supporting actress, i wanted Jacki Weaver to win :(
  • birddog
    20 out of 24 not too shabby...I missed Best Director/ Best Documentary Short/ Best Original Screenplay & Best Foreign Film. Alex I think you should really do a giveaway for the Oscars next year with some prizes! Like that District 9 Arc Generator full scale replica you got sitting on your top shelf...thoughts?
  • Anonymous
    No surprises this year, really. With a few exceptions (I wanted Inception or TSN to win best picture) I am happy with all of the wins, which was expected considering how great the movie selection turned out this year. The one thing that really bothers me is that from now on it will be "Tim Burton's Oscar winning Alice in Wonderland"... *shudder*
    • Jezza
      Alice really bucked the trend. Normally Costume design has often gone to a film about Brirish Royalty, hence the term Royalty Porn. Also True Grit was the movie set most in the past and that normally helps to win art direction. So in a way Alice was a double trend bucker.
  • Day
    Javier Bardem should have won Best Actor. Jennifer Lawrence should have won Best Actress and Inception should have won best picture. But Javier Bardem put in the best words in an interview he gave most recently saying -- (paraphrase) that any awards are great, but not only is just a lottery, winning doesn't make the film any better or worse, it leaves the films unchanged --
  • http://www.skonmovies.com/ Sean Kelly
    I'm very happy with the results of the Oscars, especially since I correctly predicted 18 of the 24 nominees (the most I've ever gotten).
  • Zac917
    Bardem- Actor Portman- Actress Bale- Supporting Actor Weaver-Supporting Actress Fincher- Director Sorkin- Adapted Script Silver &Co.- Original script Social Network- Picture
  • andy
    Guy Hendrix-Dyas was robbed!!!
  • http://www.facebook.com/louisplamondon Louis Plamondon
    The Academy voters who were hesitant before voting for Melissa Leo because they thought her Oscar ads were "lacking in class" definitely got served!!!
  • FriendlyFire
    I love your comments on all of the categories, Alex. Great post here. A fellow movie-loving friend and I kept a constant, live-streaming update about the Oscars on Facebook, and both of us predicted most of these (Best Supporting Actress: I knew Leo had it, but I was still rooting for Steinfeld...). It was a great show this year, and I loved it! I didn't have any complaints as to where the awards were presented. They all deserved their nominations and mentions.
  • George
    Inception rocks, I cannot wait for the The Dark knight Rises, thank you Nolan for these movies!!!!
  • Joshjacoby666
    melissa leo is a fine actress, but her performance in the fighter was a travesty. she played a caricture, not a charecter.
  • Cmo
    Of course the kings speech won best picture. I liked the movie and all but it was so overrated. A movie specifically made to win awards, it served it's purpose. It wont stand the test of time. Twenty years from now people will be talking about how groundbreaking and Inception was and how they felt after seeing it and won't even recall who won the 2011 best picture.
    • Cody W.
      Amen, an "awards vehicle" at its best, hollywood has a hardon for anything to do with the royal family I swear.
      • Anonymous
        I really enjoyed it, awards vehicle or not, Firth, Rush, and Carter were amazing.
        • Cody W.
          O I agree it was a great movie, but in terms of awards it shouldnt of even had mention. I enjoyed it but just like cmo said: in 10 years ppl will still be admiring true achievements like Inception and wont even remember what won 2011 best picture.
          • Anonymous
            all the nominated films were fantastic, win or lose they will all be remembered, Inception will stand the test of time for sure.
    • Goukaryuu
      You're absolutely right. If I made a film I'd much rather it was vindicated by history than a best picture winner that gets forgotten by everyone but film buffs.
    • Nocsyn
      inception served its purpose as well...a blockbuster. I'm sorry its not classic cinema. you cannot link inception in there with godfather, easy rider, or shawshank. i didnt think kings speech shouldve won but inception is the avatar of 2010 no one will care other than for the advancements in technology. look back on the gladiator. yea great film but it is almost unwatchable nowadays to how we have been spoiled with advancements in cgi. everyone needs to stop getting such boners for the film. This all being said Wally deserved the nod for his cinematography.
  • Anonymous
    Great show, I disagree with some winners and losers, but at least they were nominated, a nomination is just as good as a win in my book. Christian Bale fucking won! Hell yeah, long over due! Colin Firth well deserved, I felt for Bertie and as a former stammerer, I salute Hooper, Seidler, and Firth! Kudos to Natalie Portman. Props to Melissa Leo, who is a total babe! Kirk Douglas was awesome! Franco and Hathaway were great.
    • xS
      Franco and Hathaway great, huh? There were more forced smiles than in most toothpaste commercials. Seriously, you'd have to be growing up on the internet not to feel the awkward meter go of the charts. It's as though the good people of Hollywood had their faces paralyzed with poison. Oh, wait...
      • Anonymous
        well that's like your opinion man. I for one saw no awkwardness...Franco and Hathaway were pretty damn good, but are still over shadowed by Hugh Jackman.
        • Anonymous
          Really? I thought they were pretty weak, left me very disapointed :
          • Anonymous
            compared to last years, this one was vastly better.
  • Cody W.
    Yeah Hans Zimmer really deserved score, just dont understand how anyone could even compare TSN to Inceptions beautiful score.
  • Shige
    It was pretty obvious that THe Kings Speach would win. A movie specifically made to grab Oscars.
  • Oscar Time
    Is it me or did Franco looked like he was smoking something in some of the telepromter reads? His eyes gave it away (like when he was high in Pineapple Express). I know Im not the only one who caught this. Watch it again closely and you'll understand what Im saying.
    • Anonymous
      Exactly what I thought. The man looked sedated, like someone had put something in his drink to keep him from having fun.
    • Savage
      Franco = wooden
    • The Michael Vick Experience
      I agree. Jimmy looked stoned like a bone. I know that didnt rhyme as well as I thought but hey I tried. I watched footage again and around his eyes looked pretty red to me, like someone who just smoked out and took a good whiff out of a bong. Pretty cool if he did. Giving Carlo Esteves a run for his money on live TV.
  • http://twitter.com/serke serke
    I was really hoping for Tron to win that sound mixing award. It probably didn't qualify for 'original score' for some reason, but man was the sound in that movie killer.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Sam-Russell/597160506 Matthew Sam Russell
    TSN deserved best picture. HTTYD deeserved best animated. A few othr upsets around but none that im annoyed enough about to mention.
  • MB
    I can't believe Hooper won Best Director or that The King's Speech got the Best Picture among so many others. The Oscars have proven once more to be a huge disappointment to me. Arronofsky so deserved the award... At least give to Fincher if not...
  • Anonymous
    I really liked The King's Speech and I think it deserved to win Best Picture, although I wanted Inception to win. As I said before, I don't care who wins or who loses (how can you not nominate Nolan for Best Director?), for me Inception is the best film of 2010. But yes, congrats to Christian Bale, Natalie Portman and Wally Pfister. As for Hans Zimmer, next year is yours... I'm just upset that this "next year" isn't coming soon enough. Reznor and Ross did a perfectly fitting score and I'm ok with the win, but I wanted Hans Zimmer or John Powell to get it.
    • Gh
      I so agree with you Isildur. Hanz on Inception and the very fact that from scratch, everything is ORIGINAL!
      • Anonymous
        Now that you mentioned how original is Inception I think Nolan should have won for best original screenplay ;)) But let's not exaggerate... the TSN and TKS backers are going to hate us :)) Thanks for the reply!
        • Gh
          I agree too! Ithink lot of of people did confuse sound editing and scoreand it explains why the later went to TSN about time they recognise the Nolans as a driving force now. Maybe they want to wait and give him one later as they did with Scorsese. Anyway, Nolan and his will get one someday and hope it pours when the recognition comes...
  • David Banner
    I was surprised to see Toy Story 3 nominated as best picture and even more bewildered after seeing it. I think that one went over my head, why on earth was this one nominated as best picture?? This is also the first time a second sequel, or a part 3, is nominated(not counting LotR). Imagine a world where Toy Story 3 won for best picture...? You can't, right? So why the hell was it nominated??
    • Anonymous
      You can't say this is the first time something happens and then "not count" the first time it happened before,lol. Yeah, I wasn't as moved as everybody else when I saw it, it would never win, but the nomination alone is a nice present to a great trilogy. The first Toy Story is a magic movie!
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shawn-Rhodriquez/1213983743 Shawn Rhodriquez
    I'm a little surprised True Grit was slighted across the board. Sure the movie was almost seamless to the original, sure the Cohen brothers have won in the past, sure Jeff Bridges played pretty much the same character from last year (with a little more grit, sorry had too)....BUT how many nominations did it have, like 10??? I guess that is recognition in itself.
    • http://twitter.com/ChippyCabra Randall Miller
      I know Shawn. I actually saw "Grit" again this weekend. Getting the nominations is really an achievement.
  • Gh
    I'm gutted my man Hanz Zimmer did not get best scoring for Inception...come on!! Social Network scoring? pfff Social network,Inception and Black Swan should have won Best director and movie from the king's speech? pfff Inception is original, therefore should have had more!!! Where were the voters heads? loll Anyway,My baby Bale did get that award tho and Melissa Leo did get hers too after financing her own promotional stuff! critics will always be critics, she has her statuette, so f them . I'm very glad the Fighter did get the wins it deserve
  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GJAL5XLSAPEVGPIHZ4XOJE5QI RandallM
    Most of all I was pleased....however the love for TSN still gets me upset. "Alice" was deserving and winning 2 Oscars will get under the skin of the haters. And of course "Speech was almost a perfect film. But the Dark Knight getting an Oscar (ouch) Mr. Rush's performance was more than brilliant and to date it was his best performance. Hans Zimmer was robbed. At least "Inception" recieved some attention. ( cause we all know Mr. Nolan again will be snubbed in a couple of years from now.)
  • http://blog.myspace.com/shero_rauf shero
    My thoughts about the Oscars ! ... 83rd Academy Awards !! 1- One big person was missing in the nomination : Christopher Nolan for best Director ! 2- The entire ceremony went almost as I liked !!! From 19 prediction 14 of them was exactly as I liked and predict... another 5 were not as I wishes .. But still believe 3 of them were a big mistake .. Best Score Best Picture and Best Director ... !!! 3- The Ending was a big let down !!!! As I mentioned 3 big mistakes were been made specially in the end : Best Director and Best Picture ... !!! Even I like King's Speech but it can't be called better than Inception or Social Network or even Black Swan !!! ... I will repeat my words for a great movie once more .. What make a great movie great is : Time !!! How many times you can watch that movie ? How many hours from your life you can give to watch again and again the same movie ? That is what make a great movie .. to be a classic .. a movie you can talk about it after 20 years !!! And still like to watch ;-)
    • Savage
      9 inch nails - respect
    • John Doe
      Cosigned.
  • Happy Camper
    Sorry, Nolan has to better to get his Best Director nod. Inception was nothing we haven't seen before. Im looking forward to his career post Batman and you should too!
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      Yea, maybe he'll get that Oscar sometime in the near future - he damned well deserves one!!
  • Cmo
    I found it funny that Inception was nominated so many times but Nolan omitted. the man who put it all together. Does the academy think that Inception directed itself? I guess he has to direct a period piece about british royals to get some love!
  • http://twitter.com/darktaxidermist David Perretta
    Black Swan was robbed. True Grit and The Kids Are All Right could have won at least one statue. As always the most overrated films win it all..
    • Jez
      Black Swan wasn't exactly robbed as such. It did won one oscar, admittidly in a less competitive category.
  • Hirshanto
    social network was a stupid cash in movie due to the facebook/twitter craze. doesn't deserve a dime.

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