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Feb272011

Results from the 2011 Academy Awards

Image Courtesy - ABC, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- The 83rd annual Academy Awards was held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday night. The following is a list of this year's winners:

Best Motion Picture of the Year:
The King's Speech
This is a story about an Australian speech therapist helping the King of England with his speech impediment. The film stars Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter and has grossed over $100 million in the U.S. The film won a total of four awards on the night.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:
Colin Firth: The King's Speech
In this film, Firth plays the role of King George VI, who enlists assistance from a speech therapist for aid with his stammering. Firth has been nominated twice, but this is his first win. 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:
Natalie Portman: Black Swan
In the movie, Portman plays the role of Nina Sayers, a ballerina whose mental state becomes unstable after being cast as Swan Queen in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. This is Portman's first time winning an Oscar. 

Best Achievement in Directing:
Tom Hooper: The King's Speech
The film's tag line was "It takes leadership to confront a nation's fear. It takes friendship to conquer your own." 

Best Original Song:
Toy Story 3: Randy Newman ("We Belong Together")
The third installment of the popular toy film series sees Woody and company having to deal with their owner preparing to depart for college.

Best Achievement in Editing:
The Social Network: Kirk Baxter & Angus Wall
This film depicts how popular social networking website Facebook was founded.

Best Achievement in Visual Effects:
Inception: Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, Pete Bebb, & Paul Franklin
The mindblowing visual effects in this sci-fi film helped bring home the first Academy Award win for these four. 

Best Documentary, Features
Inside Job: Charles Ferguson & Audrey Marrs
Ferguson ended his acceptance speech on the night with some humor, saying, "Let the record show I'm not wearing jeans." 

Best Short Film, Live Action:
God of Love: Luke Matheny
In his acceptance speech for his first Oscar win, Matheny made sure he thanked his mom, NYU, and a host of others.

Best Documentary, Short Subjects:
Strangers No More: Karen Goodman & Kirk Simon
Goodman and Simon have each recieved four Oscar nominations, and this is their first time winning. 

Best Achievement in Costume Design:
Alice in Wonderland: Colleen Atwood
Atwood has been nominated nine times in this category, and this is her third time winning the award. She has won it in the past for the films Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago

Best Achievement in Makeup:
The Wolfman: Rick Baker & Dave Elsey
Baker has been nominated for a dozen oscars throughout his career, and this is the seventh gold statue he has taken home.

Best Achievement in Sound Editing:
Inception: Richard King
Richard King has now won a total of three Oscars throughout his career. 

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing:
Inception: Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo & Ed Novick
This is a sci-fi film about a thief, whose playground is the dreams of others.  

Best Original Score:
The Social Network: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
This is the first time these two have won an Academy Award. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role:
Christian Bale: The Fighter
In The Figher, Bale plays the role of Dicky Eklund, a former boxer who now manages his younger brother, Micky's boxing career.

Best Foreign Language Film:
In a Better World: Susan Bier (Denmark)
This is the third movie from Denmark to win the award for Best Foreign Language Film. 

Best Original Screenplay:
The King's Speech: David Seidler
This film chronicles Britain's King George VI rise to the throne, and how a speech therapist helped the king in his role.

Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Social Network: Aaron Sorkin
This film has grossed almost $100 million the U.S. 

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year:
Toy Story 3 (2010): Lee Unkrich
This is the first Oscar win for Lee Unkrich.

Best Short Film, Animated:
The Lost Thing: Shaun Tan & Andrew Ruhemann
Tan and Ruheman emerged victorious after being nominated for the first time. 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role:
Melissa Leo: The Fighter
This is Leo's first time as an Academy Award winner. She has been nominated two times.

Best Achievement in Cinematography:
Inception: Wally Pfister
Filming for Inception was done in six countries, including Canada, England, Morocco, France, Japan, and the U.S.

Best Achievement in Art Direction:
Alice in Wonderland: Robert Stromberg (Production Design); Karen O'Hara (Set Decoration)

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