KING’S SPEECH Wins Big At This Year’s Oscars

The King’s Speech was the  big winner at tonight’s Academy Awards showing, taking home the prizes for Best Picture, Director, Lead Actor for Colin Firth and Original Screenplay. Christopher Nolan’s mindbending science-fiction adventure Inception also won four Oscars for Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing and Visual Effects. The Social Network, director David Fincher’s look at the rise of internet phenomenon Facebook took home three awards for Film Editing, Original Soundtrack and Adapted Screenplay.

The list of tonight’s winners are –

Best Picture – The King’s Speech, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

Performance by an actor in a leading role – Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Performance by an actor in a supporting role –  Christian Bale in The Fighter

Performance by an actress in a leading role – Natalie Portman in Black Swan

Performance by an actress in a supporting role – Melissa Leo in The Fighter

Best animated feature film of the year –  Toy Story 3, director Lee Unkrich

Art Direction –  Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney), Robert Stromberg (Production Design), Karen O’Hara (Set Decoration)

Achievement in Cinematography – Inception (Warner Bros.) Wally Pfister

Achievement in costume design – Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood

Achievement in directing – The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper

Best Documentary Feature – Inside Job, Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

Best documentary short subject – Strangers No More, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

Achievement in film editing – The Social Network, Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Best foreign language film of the year – In a Better World,  Denmark

Achievement in makeup – The Wolfman, Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score) – The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song) – “We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3, Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Best animated short film – The Lost Thing (Nick Batzias for Madman Entertainment) A Passion Pictures Australia Production Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

Best live action short film – God of Love , Luke Matheny

Achievement in sound editing – Inception, Richard King

Achievement in sound mixing – Inception, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

Achievement in 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

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