83rd Academy Awards Recap

Well after a day and a half trying my hardest to avoid the internet and loose-lipped individuals I have finally seen the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony!! So I thought I would share some of my thoughts on the evening.

Overall I was not as disappointed with the ceremony as a lot of people seem to be. The main area of criticism has been the hosts. While I may agree that there might as well have been a cardboard cutout standing on stage next to the lovely Anne Hathaway instead of James Franco, she did a fantastic job. She was everything a host should be – entertaining, charming, charismatic and absolutely gorgeous.

In regards to the awards themselves I really don’t think there were any surprises. A fact I will admit I was a little sad about – I so wanted to see a win for Geoffrey Rush. Anyhow here is a full list of the winners (well the ones about the movies you’ve actually heard of):

  • Best Picture – The King’s Speech
  • Best Director – Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
  • Best Actor – Collin 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 Original Screenplay – David Seidler, The King’s Speech
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
  • Best Animated Feature Film – Toy Story 3
  • Best Original Score – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, The Social Network
  • Best Original Song – “We Belong Together”, Randy Newman, Toy Story 3
  • Best Editing – The Social Network
  • Best Cinematography – Inception
  • Best Visual Effects – Inception
  • Best Sound Editing – Inception
  • Best Sound Mixing – Inception
  • Best Art Direction – Alice In Wonderland
  • Best Costume Design – Alice In Wonderland
  • Best Makeup – The Wolfman

Like I said no major surprises – except maybe that The Wolfman could win anything whatsoever. Firth, Portman, Bale and Leo have pretty much had the win in the bag since the award season started, along with Sorkin for Adapted Screenplay and Toy Story 3 for Best Animated  who were also clear winners since their release basically. The King’s Speech only really popped up on my radar as a Best Picture and Director front-runner after the BAFTAs and by the time the Oscars aired it seemed pretty solid. Anyway it’s all over now and the winners are sitting at home admiring their new polished gold statues and they really all do deserved it. Congratulations winners!!


~ by CDWB on March 1, 2011.

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