The winners for the 83rd annual Academy Awards have been announced, and you really can’t say any movie swept the awards like was expected.
While The King’s Speech was expected to walk away with a slew of awards, it ended up only coming up with four of the 12 it was up for. While still a respectable number, it wasn’t quite what anyone was expecting.
Many are commenting on the poor performance of James Franco and Anne Hathaway as hosts, but, I’m sorry, I just didn’t think they were that bad, but to each their own.
Now, on to the night’s winners.
The films with the most wins were:
- The King’s Speech – 4 out of 12 nominations
- The Social Network – 3 out of 8 nominations
- The Fighter – 2 out of 7 nominations
- Inception – 4 out of 7 nominations
- Black Swan – 1 out of 5 nominations
- Toy Story 3 – 2 out of 5 nominations
And the winners by category are:
- Best Motion Picture of the Year: The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company)
- Achievement in Directing: The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company), Tom Hooper
- Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”
- Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
- Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
- Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
- Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing), Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
- Best Original Screenplay: The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company), Screenplay by David Seidler
- Best Foreign Language Film of the Year: In a Better World – Denmark
- Achievement in Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney), Robert Stromberg (Production Design), Karen O’Hara (Set Decoration)
- Achievement in Cinematography: Inception (Warner Bros.) Wally Pfister
- Best Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) Lee Unkrich
- Best Animated Short Film: The Lost Thing (Nick Batzias for Madman Entertainment) A Passion Pictures Australia Production Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
- Best Live Short Film: God of Love – A Luke Matheny Production Luke Matheny
- Best Documentary Feature: Inside Job – (Sony Pictures Classics) Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs A Representational Pictures Production
- Best Documentary Short Subject: Strangers No More – Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon A Simon & Goodman Picture Company Production
- Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original score):The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
- Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original song): ”We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
- Achievement in Film Editing: The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter
- Achievement in Visual Effects: Inception (Warner Bros.) Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
- Achievement in Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney) Colleen Atwood
- Achievement in Make-up: The Wolfman (Universal) Rick Baker and Dave Elsey
- Achievement in Sound Mixing: Inception (Warner Bros.) Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
- Achievement in Sound Editing: Inception (Warner Bros.) Richard King
If you’d like to see the complete list of nominees, with winners highlighted, check them out after the jump.