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83rd Academy Awards


The 83rd Academy Awards are presented on February 27, 2011.

Academy Awards Venue, Date and Location

The 83rd Academy Awards are presented at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. The ceremony is telecasted live on ABC in the USA.

James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted the Awards ceremony.

83rd Academy Award Winners

Best PictureThe King's Speech - Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, and Gareth Unwin
Best Director Tom Hooper - The King's Speech
Best Actor Colin Firth - The King's Speech as Prince Albert, Duke of York / King George VI
Best Actress Natalie Portman - Black Swan as Nina Sayers / The Swan Queen
Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale - The Fighter as Dicky Eklund
Best Supporting Actress Melissa Leo - The Fighter as Alice Ward
Best Writing - Original Screenplay The King's Speech - David Seidler
Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay The Social Network - Aaron Sorkin from The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
Best Animated Feature Toy Story 3 - Lee Unkrich
Best Foreign Language Film In a Better World (Denmark) in Danish, Swedish, and English - Susanne Bier
Best Documentary - Feature Inside Job - Charles H. Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
Best Documentary - Short Subject Strangers No More - Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
Best Live Action Short Film God of Love - Luke Matheny
Best Animated Short Film The Lost Thing - Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan
Best Original Score The Social Network - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Best Original Song "We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3 - Randy Newman
Best Sound Editing Inception - Richard King
Best Sound Mixing Inception - Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, and Ed Novick
Best Art Direction Alice in Wonderland - Art Direction: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara
Best Cinematography Inception - Wally Pfister
Best Makeup The Wolfman - Rick Baker and Dave Elsey
Best Costume Design Alice in Wonderland - Colleen Atwood
Best Film Editing The Social Network - Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter
Best Visual Effects Inception - Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, and Peter Bebb

83rd Academy Award Nominations

Best Picture

127 Hours Danny Boyle and Christian Colson
Black Swan lin, Mike Medavoy, and Brian Oliver
The Fighter David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, and Mark Wahlberg
Inception Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas
The Kids Are All Right Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, and Celine Rattray
The King's Speech Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, and Gareth Unwin
The Social Network Dana Brunetti, Cean Chaffin, Michael De Luca, and Scott Rudin
Toy Story 3 Darla K. Anderson
True Grit Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Winter's Bone Alix Madigan and Anne Rosellini

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky Black Swan
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen True Grit
David Fincher The Social Network
Tom Hooper The King's Speech
David O. Russell The Fighter

Best Actor

Javier Bardem Biutiful as Uxbal
Jeff Bridges True Grit as Rooster Cogburn
Jesse Eisenberg The Social Network as Mark Zuckerberg
Colin Firth The King's Speech as King George VI
James Franco 127 Hours as Aron Ralston

Best Actress

Annette Bening The Kids Are All Right as Nic
Nicole Kidman Rabbit Hole as Becca Corbett
Jennifer Lawrence Winter's Bone as Ree Dolly
Natalie Portman Black Swan as Nina Sayers
Michelle Williams Blue Valentine as Cindy

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale The Fighter as Dicky Eklund
John Hawkes Winter's Bone as Teardrop
Jeremy Renner The Town as James "Gem" Coughlin
Mark Ruffalo The Kids Are All Right as Paul
Geoffrey Rush The King's Speech as Lionel Logue

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams The Fighter as Charlene Fleming
Helena Bonham Carter The King's Speech as Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Melissa Leo The Fighter as Alice Ward
Hailee Steinfeld True Grit as Mattie Ross
Jacki Weaver Animal Kingdom as Janine "Smurf" Cody

Best Original Screenplay

Another Year Mike Leigh
The Fighter Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson
Inception Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
The King's Speech David Seidler

Best Adapted Screenplay

127 Hours Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy from Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
The Social Network Aaron Sorkin from The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
Toy Story 3 Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich; characters based on Toy Story and Toy Story 2
True Grit Joel Coen and Ethan Coen from True Grit by Charles Portis
Winter's Bone Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini from Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell

Best Animated Feature

How To Train Your Dragon Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
The Illusionist Sylvain Chomet
Toy Story 3 Lee Unkrich

Best Foreign Language Film

Biutiful (Mexico) in Spanish and English Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Dogtooth (Greece) in Greek Yorgos Lanthimos
In a Better World (Denmark) in Danish, Swedish and English Susanne Bier
Incendies (Canada) in French and Arabic Denis Villeneuve
Outside the Law (Algeria) in Arabic and French Rachid Bouchareb

Best Documentary Feature

Exit Through the Gift Shop Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
Gasland Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
Inside Job Charles H. Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
Restrepo Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
Waste Land Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Best Documentary Short

Killing in the Name Jed Rothstein
Poster Girl Sara Nesson
Strangers No More Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
Sun Come Up Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
The Warriors of Qiugang Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

Best Live Action Short

The Confession Tanel Toom
The Crush Michael Creagh
God of Love Luke Matheny
Na Wewe Ivan Goldschmidt
Wish 143 Ian Barnes

Best Animated Short

Day & Night Teddy Newton
The Gruffalo Max Lang and Jakob Schuh
Let's Pollute Geefwee Boedoe
The Lost Thing Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan
Madagascar, a Journey Diary Bastien Dubois

Best Original Score

127 Hours A.R. Rahman
How to Train Your Dragon John Powell
Inception Hans Zimmer
The King's Speech Alexandre Desplat
The Social Network Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Original Song

"Coming Home" from Country Strong Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges
"I See the Light" from Tangled Alan Menken and Glenn Slater
"If I Rise" from 127 Hours A.R. Rahman, Rollo Armstrong and Dido
"We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3 Randy Newman

Best Sound Editing

Inception Richard King
Toy Story 3 Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
Tron: Legacy Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
True Grit Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
Unstoppable Mark P. Stoeckinger

Best Sound Mixing

Inception Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
The King's Speech Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
Salt Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
The Social Network Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
True Grit Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Best Art Direction

Alice in Wonderland Art Direction: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Art Direction: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
Inception Art Direction: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
The King's Speech Art Direction: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr
True Grit Art Direction: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

Best Cinematography

Black Swan Matthew Libatique
Inception Wally Pfister
The King's Speech Danny Cohen
The Social Network Jeff Cronenweth
True Grit Roger Deakins

Best Makeup

Barney's Version Adrien Morot
The Way Back Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
The Wolfman Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Best Costume Design

Alice in Wonderland Colleen Atwood
I Am Love Antonella Cannarozzi
The King's Speech Jenny Beavan
The Tempest Sandy Powell
True Grit Mary Zophres

Best Film Editing

127 Hours Jon Harris
Black Swan Andrew Weisblum
The Fighter Pamela Martin
The King's Speech Tariq Anwar
The Social Network Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Best Visual Effects

Alice in Wonderland Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
Hereafter Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
Inception Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
Iron Man 2 Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

News about the 83rd Academy Awards

  • Actress Dame Helen Mirren says she is confident that Colin Firth will win the Best Actor Oscar for his role in 'The King's Speech'.
  • In December 2010, it was reported that Anne Hathaway has invited the world-famous chorus from Staten Island's Public School 22 to sing at the Oscars.

83rd Academy Awards in News

Eddie Murphy promises not to swear as Oscar host
Eddie Murphy has said that he won't use obscene language on stage when he hosts the Oscar awards this year.

'The King's Speech' reigns at 83rd Academy Awards
'The King's Speech,' was the clear favourite at the 83rd Academy Awards as the Anglo-Australian film won best picture and three other Oscars.

Cher slams fan on Twitter over 'Burlesque' Academy Awards snub
Singer/actress Cher is said to have lost her cool when a fan commented on Twitter about her being upset that 'Burlesque' had not been nominated for the 83rd Academy Awards.

TomKat to snub Oscars?
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes may not attend next month's Oscars ceremony - because they are apparently disappointed with the host, Anne Hathaway.

Mo'Nique to announce Oscar nominations this year
Last year's Oscar-winning actress Mo'Nique will announce the nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards later this month along with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak.

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