The night of nights was held today in Hollywood, as the 83rd Academy Awards were given out. The King’s Speech was the winner of Best Picture, which also went on to win another 3 awards for director Tom Hooper, it’s leading man Colin Firth and Writing (Original Screenplay).
Hosted by actors Anne Hathaway and James Franco (also nominated for his role in 127 Hours), other big winners on the night included Inception (4 awards), The Fighter (2 awards), The Social Network (3 awards), Alice in Wonderland (2 awards) and Toy Story 3 (2 awards). Critical favourite Black Swan only took the one award for actress Natalie Portman.
Australia came away with an award for Best Animated Short for The Lost Thing, and Kirk Baxter who accepted one for Film Editing The Social Network. One of the producers of The King’s Speech, Emile Sherman, is also Australian and its director, Tom Hooper, thanked his Australian mother on the night.
Best Picture: The King’s Speech
Actor in a Leading Role: The King’s Speech, Colin Firth
Actor in a Supporting Role: The Fighter, Christian Bale
Actress in a Leading Role: Black Swan, Natalie Portman
Actress in a Supporting Role: The Fighter, Melissa Leo
Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich
Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland, Robert Stromberg and Karen O’Hara
Cinematography: Inception, Wally Pfister
Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood
Directing: The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper
Documentary Feature: Inside Job, Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
Documentary Short Subject: Strangers No More, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
Film Editing: The Social Network, Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter
Foreign Language Film: In a Better World (Denmark)
Makeup: The Wolfman, Rick Baker and Dave Elsey
Music (Original Score): The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Music (Original Song): Toy Story 3, Randy Newman (“We Belong Together”)
Short Film (Animated): The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
Short Film (Live Action): God of Love, Luke Matheny
Sound Editing: Inception, Richard King
Sound Mixing: Inception, Lora Hirschberg,Gary A. Rizzo & Ed Novick
Visual Effects: Inception, Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin
Writing (Original Screenplay): The King’s Speech, David Seidler
So did we get it right? The Reel Bits made its picks last week, and we are pleased to say that our crystal ball needs very little polishing.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards were held 27 February 2011 in Los Angeles, California. They aired in Australia on 28 Monday 2011 due to the time difference.