It's a wrap! The inevitable has happened, with "The King's Speech" being coronated as Best Picture(pictured above). The only major surprise was "Inception" winning for Best Cinematography. For some reason, the pundits thought Oscar voters cared that Roger Deakins was due for an Oscar (Cinematography). I should have stuck with my gut feeling and predicted Inception. In the end, I predicted 19 out of 24 categories. Not too shabby!
General thoughts on the ceremony (from the bits and pieces I was able to see during my loud Oscar party)
- Anne Hathaway and James Franco were surprisingly awkward together.
- When they played the actual "king's speech" during the Best Picture (along with the fact that it had already won Best Director) you knew it was gonna be "TKS"
- Loved the film clips throughout the show.
- Overall, the show was well produced and a good improvement on last year, but I felt it was still lacking a bit.
Once again, I salute the nominees for an enjoyable year at the cinema. 2011, the bar is raised!
The full rundown of winners...