Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar Recap 2011!


It came, it saw, it cross dressed?  This years Oscars certainly brought many surprises. From the King's Speech pulling off all the big awards to Christians Bale's overwhelmingly humble acceptance speech for best supporting actor in The Fighter.  The 83rd annual Oscars also came with the youngest host to ever host the event, James Franco and Anne Hathaway.  So how did the youngsters do??

Well maybe I was too hopped up on coffee and dessert at this years Pittsburgh Film Office Oscar event but I thought the pair did a good job.  What can normally be a snooze fest I thought the duo made bearable with singing and corny yet hilarious jokes and great video clips like the auto-tuned movies.  However, the critics would beg to differ commenting,

"could go down as one of the worst Oscar telecasts in history." 


and also adding,


"the pair "played it safe" but nevertheless delivered what was expected of them.
And maybe the critics are right and this is the backlash of trying to make the Oscars "hip" with ratings slipping seven percent.




The only thing I was disappointed in was that Social Network didn't clean up the big awards as I was hoping it would.  I feel as though it got snubbed because it wasn't enough of an "oscar like" film.  I am thrilled however that there winners like Melissa Leo, Colin Firth and Trent Reznor for The Social Network score.  All in all I thought it was a fun night.  What did you guys think??






Check out the full list of winners and some pics from the Film Office event after the jump!

Source: OttawaSun, EOnline, LATimesBlogs





Best Picture: The King's Speech
Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth
The King's Speech
Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie PortmanBlack Swan

Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian BaleThe Fighter
Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa LeoThe Fighter
Director
: Tom HooperThe King's SpeechOriginal Screenplay David Seidler, The King's Speech
Adapted Screenplay: Aaron SorkinThe Social Network
Animated Feature Film: 
Toy Story 3
Foreign-Language Film: In a Better World (Denmark)
Documentary FeatureInside Job
Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland
Cinematography: Inception
Film EditingThe Social Network
Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland
Original Song: "We Belong Together" (Toy Story 3), music and lyrics by Randy NewmanOriginal Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus RossThe Social Network
Animated Short: The Lost Thing
Documentary ShortStrangers No More
Live Action Short: 
God of Love
Makeup: The Wolfman
Sound Editing: Inception
Sound Mixing: Inception
Visual Effects: Inception



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