Oscars 2011 Winners Full Coverage
Within the first hour and a half of the 2011 Oscars, the biggest winners were “The Fighter” and “Inception.” “The Fighter” took home the Best Supporting Actor and Actress awards, while “Inception” seems to be dominating the effects and sound categories. “Alice in Wonderland” has also picked up 2 early wins. Here’s the latest rundown of the 2011 Academy Awards winners (updated).As predicted by many, Melissa Leo and Christian Bale have both won for their performances in “The Fighter.” Leo was the first of the duo to win on Sunday night and first to drop the F-bomb. Leo took home Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Irish Mickey Ward’s mother in the film. Meanwhile, Christian Bale got his first Oscar as well, for his portrayal of Dicky Ward in “The Fighter.” Bale joked that he’s already dropped enough F-bombs.
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Meanwhile, “Inception” and “Alice in Wonderland” have each scored multiple awards. “Inception” has won awards for Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing. “Alice in Wonderland” won the awards for Achievement in Art Direction and Best Achievement in Costume Design.
Also taking home statues were Aaron Sorkin for “Adapted Screenplay” and Best Original Screenplay went to “late bloomer,” David Seidler, for “The King’s Speech.” Best Animated Short Film was taken home by “The Lost Thing,” while the mega-popular, “Toy Story 3″ won Best Animated Feature Film. Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails fame took home Best Original Score award along with Atticus Ross for their music in “The Social Network.”
Anne Hathaway and James Franco opened the show with a movie montage in which they traveled through the various Best Picture nominees “Inception” style. Joining them with surprise appearances in the skit were Alec Baldwin and Morgan Freeman.
8-time Oscar host Billy Crystal showed up to surprise the crowd. Actor Kirk Douglas was also among the surprise presenters on the evening. Douglas had a hysterical bit as he delayed the audience in learning who won the award for Best Supporting Actress.
The annual tribute was given to fallen actors and Hollywood talent with Celine Dion singing. Among those included were John Barry, Grant McCune, Tony Curtis, Edward Limato, Tom Makiewicz, Gloria Stuart, William Fraker, Joseph Strick, Lionel Jeffries, Sally Meke, Ronni Chasen, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Culp, Bob Boyle, Mario Monicelli, Lynn Redgrave, Jill Clayburgh, Elliott Kastner, Dede Allen and Patricia Neal. Also, actress Halle Berry remembered the late, great Lena Horn, looking back at the first black performer to sign a contract with a major studio like MGM. A famous clip of Lena Horn’s musical performance of “Stormy Weather” was shown.
Stay tuned as there are plenty more awards to be handed out including Best Actor, Best Actress, Director and Best Picture!
Post 10PM EST Latest Updates:
“Strangers No More” has won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.
“God of Love” has won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
Oprah Winfrey arrived on stage to present the 2011 Academy Award for Outstanding Documentary to “Inside Job.”
The 2011 Academy award for Achievement in Visual Effects goes to “Inception.”
The 2011 Academy Award for Film Editing goes to “The Social Network.”
The 2011 Academy Award for Best Original Song goes to “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3.”
The 2011 Academy Award for Best Director goes to Tom Hooper for “The King’s Speech.”
The 2011 Academy Award for Best Actress goes to Natalie Portman for “Black Swan.”
The 2011 Academy Award for Best Actor goes to Colin Firth for “The King’s Speech.”
The 2011 Academy Award for Best Picture goes to “The King’s Speech.”
The Oscar 2011 finale closed out with a performance by PS22 from Staten Island, New York.
Congratulations to all of this year’s big winners at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards! This was quite a past year in motion picture achievements!
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