Monday, February 28, 2011

And the Oscar goes to...The King's Speech

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...

Best Picture
The King's Speech

Best Actor
Colin Firth, The King's Speech

Best Actress
Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress
Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Best Director
Tom Hooper, The King's Speech

Best Orginal Screenplay
David Seidler, The King's Speech

Best Adapted Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Best Foreign Language Film=
In A Better World

Best Animated Feature
Toy Story 3

Best Original Score
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network

Best Original Song
“We Belong Together”, Toy Story 3 - Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Best Cinematography

Best Editing
The Social Network

Best Art Direction
Alice in Wonderland

Best Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland

Best Sound Mixing

Best Sound Editing

Best Visual Effects

Best Makeup
The Wolfman

Best Animated Short
The Lost Thing

Best Short Film
God of Love

Best Documentary Feature
Inside Job

Best Documentary Short
Strangers No More

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