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OSCARS 2011 | "The King's Speech" Sweeps

By Brian Brooks | Indiewire February 28, 2011 at 4:38AM

"The King's Speech" was crowned Best Picture tonight at the 83rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, with Tom Hooper taking Best Director and Colin Firth winning Best Actor. Natalie Portman won Best Actress for her role in "Black Swan," "Inside Job" took Best Documentary, while Christian Bale won Best Supporting Actor for "The Fighter" and Melissa Leo received Best Supporting Actress. Also taking home an Ocar, Denmark's "In a Better World" won best foreign language film, while "Toy Story 3" Animated Feature. Best Original Screenplay went to David Seidler for "The King's Speech."
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"The King's Speech" was crowned Best Picture tonight at the 83rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, with Tom Hooper taking Best Director and Colin Firth winning Best Actor. Natalie Portman won Best Actress for her role in "Black Swan," "Inside Job" took Best Documentary, while Christian Bale won Best Supporting Actor for "The Fighter" and Melissa Leo received Best Supporting Actress. Also taking home an Ocar, Denmark's "In a Better World" won best foreign language film, while "Toy Story 3" Animated Feature. Best Original Screenplay went to David Seidler for "The King's Speech."

Best picture Winner:
"The King’s Speech" (The Weinstein Company), A See-Saw Films and Bedlam Production, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

Performance by an actor in a leading role Winner:
Colin Firth in "The King’s Speech" (The Weinstein Company)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role Winner:
Christian Bale in "The Fighter" (Paramount)

Performance by an actress in a leading role Winner:
Natalie Portman in "Black Swan" (Fox Searchlight)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role Winner:
Melissa Leo in "The Fighter" (Paramount)

Best animated feature film of the year Winner:
"Toy Story 3" (Walt Disney), Lee Unkrich

Achievement in art direction Winner:
"Alice in Wonderland" (Walt Disney), Production Design: Robert Stromberg, Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara

Achievement in cinematography Winner:
"Inception" (Warner Bros.), Wally Pfister

Achievement in costume design Winner:
"Alice in Wonderland" (Walt Disney), Colleen Atwood

Achievement in directing Winner:
"The King’s Speech" (The Weinstein Company), Tom Hooper

Best documentary feature Winner:
"Inside Job" (Sony Pictures Classics), A Representational Pictures Production, Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

Best documentary short subject Winner:
"Strangers No More", A Simon & Goodman Picture Company Production, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

Achievement in film editing Winner:
"The Social Network" (Sony Pictures Releasing), Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Best foreign language film of the year Winner:
"In a Better World" (Sony Pictures Classics), A Zentropa Production, Denmark

Achievement in makeup Winner:
"The Wolfman" (Universal), Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score) Winner:
"The Social Network" (Sony Pictures Releasing), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song) Winner:
"We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3" (Walt Disney), Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Best animated short film Winner:
"The Lost Thing", (Nick Batzias for Madman Entertainment), A Passion Pictures Australia Production, Ouat Media, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

Best live action short film Winner:
"God of Love", A Luke Matheny Production, Luke Matheny

Achievement in sound editing Winner:
"Inception" (Warner Bros.), Richard King

Achievement in sound mixing Winner:
"Inception" (Warner Bros.), Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

Achievement in visual effects Winner:
"Inception" (Warner Bros.), Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

Adapted screenplay Winner:
"The Social Network" (Sony Pictures Releasing), Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

Original screenplay Winner:
"The King’s Speech" (The Weinstein Company), Screenplay by David Seidler

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