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
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.
Which winners were hits or misses for you?