Oscars 2011: 83rd Academy Awards winners

As predicted, The King’s Speech was the big success story of this year’s “new look” Academy Awards ceremony, walking away with the Oscars for ‘Best Picture’, ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Actor’. Whilst not quite the whitewash the some had expected, the film’s haul of 4 of its 12 nominations was enough to put it joint top of the winners pile alongside Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Reviews for the ceremony itself have been fairly poor, with James Franco, Kirk Douglas and a bizarre choir of singing child all coming in for criticism throughout the night. Surprise wins for poorly received efforts such as Alice in Wonderland and Joe Johnson’s recent remake of The Wolfman further divided criticism on Twitter and Facebook. Below is a full list of all the Oscar winners on the night

Best Picture
The King’s Speech

Best Director
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech

Best Actress
Natalie Portman – Black Swan

Best Actor
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actress
Melissa Leo – The Fighter

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale – The Fighter

Best Foreign Language Film

In a Better World (Denmark)

Best Animation
Toy Story 3

Art Direction
Alice in Wonderland

Achievement in Cinematography

Wally Pfister – Inception

Achievement in Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland

Best Documentary Feature

Inside Job

Best Documentary – Short Subject

Strangers No More

Achievement in Film Editing
The Social Network

Achievement in Makeup
The Wolfman

Best Original Score

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Social Network

Best Original Song
We Belong Together from Toy Story 3

Best Animated Short Film
The Lost Thing

Best Live Action Short Film
God of Love

Achievement in Sound Editing


Achievement in Sound Mixing


Achievement in Visual Effects

Adapted Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network

Original Screenplay
David Seidler – The King’s Speech

What do you make of the Oscar winners? Do you agree? Please post your comments below!

Daniel Green