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2010 Academy Awards Results: “And The Oscars Go To…”

February 28, 2011


Well, the big day in movies has finally come and gone and the winners are out partying the night away.  Overall, the surprises were few, unless you thought The Social Network was going to sweep the awards.  However, the biggest winner coming out of the night has to be The King’s Speech.  Aside from winning Best Picture and Best Actor, the film also won for Best Directing and Best Original Screenplay, which many people did not see coming.  Anyhow, this year’s list of nominees was extremely solid, and if you haven’t taken in these films, please do!  Below is the list of your winners…


Best Picture

“Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers

“The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers

“Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers

“The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers

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

“127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers

“The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers

“Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer

“True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers

“Winter’s Bone” Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers


Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”

Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”

Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”

**Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”**

James Franco in “127 Hours”


Actor in a Supporting Role

**Christian Bale in “The Fighter”**

John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone”

Jeremy Renner in “The Town”

Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”

Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”


Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”

Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”

Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone”

**Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”**

Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”


Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams in “The Fighter”

Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech”

**Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”**

Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”

Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”


Animated Feature Film

“How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois

“The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet

**“Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich**


Art Direction

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

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” – Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan

“Inception” – Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat

“The King’s Speech” – Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr

“True Grit” – Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh



“Black Swan” Matthew Libatique

**“Inception” Wally Pfister**

“The King’s Speech” Danny Cohen

“The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth

“True Grit” Roger Deakins


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



“Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky

“The Fighter” David O. Russell

**“The King’s Speech” Tom Hooper**

“The Social Network” David Fincher

“True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen


Documentary (Feature)

“Exit through the Gift Shop” Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz

“Gasland” Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic

**“Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs**

“Restrepo” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger

“Waste Land” Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley


Documentary (Short Subject)

“Killing in the Name” Nominees to be determined

“Poster Girl” Nominees to be determined

**“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


Film Editing

“Black Swan” Andrew Weisblum

“The Fighter” Pamela Martin

“The King’s Speech” Tariq Anwar

“127 Hours” Jon Harris

**“The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter**


Foreign Language Film

“Biutiful” Mexico

“Dogtooth” Greece

**“In a Better World” Denmark**

“Incendies” Canada

“Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)” Algeria



“Barney’s Version” Adrien Morot

“The Way Back” Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng

**“The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey**


Music (Original Score)

“How to Train Your Dragon” John Powell

“Inception” Hans Zimmer

“The King’s Speech” Alexandre Desplat

“127 Hours” A.R. Rahman

**“The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross**


Music (Original Song)

“Coming Home” from “Country Strong” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey

“I See the Light” from “Tangled” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater

“If I Rise” from “127 Hours” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong

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


Short Film (Animated)

“Day & Night” Teddy Newton

“The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang

“Let’s Pollute” Geefwee Boedoe

**“The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann**

“Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois


Short Film (Live Action)

“The Confession” Tanel Toom

“The Crush” Michael Creagh

**“God of Love” Luke Matheny**

“Na Wewe” Ivan Goldschmidt

“Wish 143” Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite


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


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


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, 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


Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

“127 Hours” Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy

**“The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin**

“Toy Story 3” Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich

“True Grit” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

“Winter’s Bone” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini


Writing (Original Screenplay)

“Another Year” Written by Mike Leigh

“The Fighter” Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;

Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson

“Inception” Written by Christopher Nolan

“The Kids Are All Right” Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg

**“The King’s Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler**

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Wendi F permalink
    February 28, 2011 2:16 pm

    Way to keep it safe, Oscars!

    • David J. Fowlie permalink*
      February 28, 2011 7:37 pm

      How was it safe? Explain….

  2. March 3, 2011 11:29 pm

    I’ve only seen one of ten best picture nominees (Inception) so far, but I’m sure we’ll eventually get around to watching the others. True Grit is far and away the film I most look forward to seeing from last year.

    • David J. Fowlie permalink*
      March 4, 2011 9:50 am

      Matt….You will definitely enjoy “True Grit”. I look forward to your thoughts. All ten nominees were good this year. I will especially be interested in your take on “Winter’s Bone”, and it’s immersive look at hard-living in the Ozarks.

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