83rd Academy Awards Winners List & Recap

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If you missed our live-chat for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards this evening, don’t fret, we have the winners and a brief recap of the ceremony for you. In short, Inception took home the technical categories, The Social Network took a few, notably for its score and The King’s Speech was the big winner, coming in with 12 nominations and walking out with four big wins, including best picture.

Check out the official list of 2011 Oscars Winners and our recap of the main event!

From Melissa Leo’s F-bomb, Kirk Douglas’ never-ending jokes and womanizing to Hathaway’s fun anti-Wolverine solo and Christian Bale actually shedding a tear, it was another long night at the Oscars defined by its little moments scattered throughout.

Jakes Gyllenhaal said it best this evening, pointing out that it would be the shorts that make or break our Oscar Pools. I am usually able to get half of them right by watching them and picking favorites but this year I got them all wrong. Amongst the big categories there were few surprises though, outside of Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) beating out David Fincher (The Social Network) for achievement in directing. But hey, Chris Nolan wasn’t even nominated for Inception so without further ado:

The 83rd Academy Awards Winners

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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

Some interesting notes: True Grit didn’t get a single award despite ten (10!) nominations; Christopher Nolan didn’t receive any awards despite Inception being entirely original and praised for its design, winning 4 other awards no less; Anne Hathaway, poking fun at the Academy’s attempt at appealing to a younger demographic is the presentation’s youngest host ever at 28 and last but not least, 8-time Oscars host Billy Crystal made a friendly and fun appearance making some wish he was back to host again.

To see who the winners beat out, check out the the full list of Oscar nominees and more importantly, our predictions to see how we did.

Which winners were hits or misses for you?

Share your thoughts in the comments and with us on Twitter @rob_keyes and @screenrant.

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  1. Sorry here, but is 127 Hours being totally ignored, as True Grit. I kinda get it for True Grit, nothing new, good, but no real innovation. But 127 hours, was beautiful , intense until the very last second, one of the few films to get my heart beating so fast.

  2. I was very happy with the Oscars this year. My only complaint was Best Original Screenplay. Although The King’s Speech was a phenomenal movie, in my opinion Christopher Nolan should have won by a landslide. His excellent writing and directing has blown the movie business into a whole new perspective. He took the a simple idea such as dreams and opened the door to all possibilities. Other then that i give this years Oscars an A in my book.

  3. is there an award show voted for by just the public in the states i wonder who would win then

    maybe next year us ranters could do a vote for each category before the oscars like we did on the chat if we still have the results could we post them pls vic =)

    • People’s Choice Awards?

      • Are they voted for by just the public we don’t get coverage of them in the UK (that I’m aware of)who won best pic just outta interest

        • I don’t follow it but from my understanding, the general public picks the best picture.

    • bigd,

      Good idea, I should have thought of putting up a post with a poll for each of the categories so readers could vote.


  4. Oh man… All these people whining about Nolan not getting an Oscar. *shakes head*

  5. Everything went pretty much as expected. I was hoping that Fincher would take home director though. I have a feeling his name will be on the list again next year for Dragon Tattoo.

  6. The brits are taking over!!! I thought Hailee Steinfeld deserved the best supporting actress award,and I think The Social Network deserved Best Picture.

  7. Seriously, River Deakins got snubbed again!? That guy deserves an oscar more than anyone who was nominated. Don’t get me wrong Wally P is great at his job but Deakins has a eye for scenes and has been doing it for years without any recognition.

    And really!? Fincher lost to Hooper. Wtf!?!?!