83rd Annual Academy Awards: Oscar Winners

March 1, 2011
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Oscar statuette before being handed out

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards Sunday night proved to be full of surprises, however most of them we’re not in the selections, but rather in what happened on and off the stage. Whether it was “F bombs” by Melissa Leo or the heavily criticized performance of James Franco and Anne Hathaway, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences selected a fairly predictable, yet pleasing list of winners Sunday Night. 

Academy Awards - OscarsMy predictions, favorites, and actual winners:

BEST PICTURE

• The Academy will choose: The King’s Speech

(My pick): Inception

Actual Winner: The King’s Speech

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

• The Academy will choose: Colin Firth

(My pick): Colin Firth

Actual Winner: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

• The Academy will choose: Christian Bale

(My pick): Christian Bale

Actual Winner: Christian Bale, The Fighter

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

• The Academy will choose: Natilie Portman

(My pick): Annette Bening

Actual Winner: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

DIRECTING

• The Academy will choose: David Fincher

(My pick): Tom Hooper

Actual Winner: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

• The Academy will choose: Melissa Leo

(My pick): Hailee Steinfeld

Actual Winner: Melissa Leo, The Fighter

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

• The Academy will choose: Toy Story 3

(My pick): How To Train Your Dragon

Actual Winner: Toy Story 3

CINEMATOGRAPHY

• The Academy will choose: True Grit

(My pick): Inception

Actual Winner: Inception

COSTUME DESIGN

• The Academy will choose: Alice In WonderLand

(My pick): The King’s Speech

Actual Winner: Alice in Wonderland

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

• The Academy will choose: Restrepo

(My pick): Restrepo

Actual Winner: Inside Job

FILM EDITING

• The Academy will choose: Black Swann

(My pick): Inception

Actual Winner: The Social Network

SOUND MIXING

• The Academy will choose: The King’s Speech

(My pick): The King’s Speech

Actual Winner: Inception

VISUAL EFFECTS

• The Academy will choose: Inception

(My pick): Inception

Actual Winner: Inception

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

• The Academy will choose: 127 Hours

(My pick): 127 Hours

Actual Winner: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

• The Academy will choose: The King’s Speech

(My pick): Inception

Actual Winner: David Seidler, The King’s Speech


The rest of the winners:

Foreign-Language Film: In a Better World (Denmark)

Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland

Original Song: “We Belong Together” (Toy Story 3), music and lyrics by Randy Newman

Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network

Animated Short: The Lost Thing

Documentary Short: Strangers No More

Live Action Short: God of Love

Makeup: The Wolfman

Sound Editing: Inception

Contact the author: JasonAHill@MoviesIDidntGet.com / www.moviesididntget.com


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