Oscar winners! Inception & The Social Network win big at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards

by Sola Fasasi

The Oscar Awards mark the climax of the Hollywood movie calendar, and year after year, Tinseltown and movie enthusiasts wait with bated breath for the announcement of the nominees and winners of the prestigious Academy Awards. The 2011 edition of the Oscar Awards held last night, 27th February at The Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles. This year The King’s Speech was the overall winner of awards with twelve nominations and four big wins, including Best Picture. Sci-fi thriller Inception starring Leonardo Di Caprio also led the Oscar pack with four awards including Best Visual Effects, and the hugely popular The Social Network (also known as ‘The Facebook Movie’) garnered three awards, one of which was Best Original Score.  Colin Firth and Natalie Portman both went home with the most coveted awards of the night for their leading roles in The King’s Speech and Black Swan respectively.

Below is the full list of winners at the 83rd Academy Awards:

Best Picture – “The King’s Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role – Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”

Actor in a Supporting Role – Christian Bale in “The Fighter”

Actress in a Leading Role – Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

Actress in a Supporting Role – Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”

Animated Feature Film – “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction – “Alice in Wonderland” Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara

Cinematography – “Inception” Wally Pfister

Costume Design – “Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood

Director – “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) – “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3″ Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

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 and Ed Novick

Visual Effects – “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

Adapted Screenplay – “The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

Original Screenplay – “The King’s Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler

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