King’s Speech Rules Oscars – But What Happened To The Social Network?

pairkings300Last night’s 83rd Academy Awards had been billed as one of the most predictable ceremonies in recent memory, but there were still one or two small surprises for viewers. As anyone could have guessed, The King’s Speech was the night’s biggest winner and Colin Firth easily scooped the best actor award. If his fine performance as George VI was not enough, his victory was made all the likely by the fact that he was unlucky to miss out to Jeff Bridges last year.

The British film also picked up gongs for best picture and best original screenplay, but Tom Hooper also managed to snatch the best director prize in one of the most closely-fought competition’s of the evening. The Social Network‘s David Fincher had been a popular choice for the award in some corners after scoring a BAFTA and a Golden Globe award in recent weeks. But the man who brought us Se7en and Fight Club, continues to wait for Academy recognition.

The highly fancied Facebook movie could only claim the Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), Best Score and Best Editing Awards, despite the buzz surrounding it growing in recent weeks. Otherwise, the gongs were evenly distributed. Inception monopolised the technical categories. Natalie Portman eased to victory in the Best Actress category for her performance in Black Swan and Christian Bale won through in the Best Supporting Actor role for his emaciated turn in The Fighter.

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Best Picture

Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Best Director

David O. Russell – The Fighter
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
David Fincher – The Social Network
Joel And Ethan Coen – True Grit
Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan

Best Actress

Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole

Best Actor

Javier Bardem – Biutiful
Jeff Bridges – True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
James Franco – 127 Hours

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams – The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale – The Fighter
John Hawkes – Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner – The Town
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech
Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right

Best Original Screenplay

Another Year – Mike Leigh
The Fighter – Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Keith Dorrington
Inception – Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right – Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
The King’s Speech – David Seidler

Best Adapted Screenplay

127 Hours – Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3 – Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich
True Grit – Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Winter’s Bone – Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Best Animated Film

Toy Story 3
The Illusionist
How To Train Your Dragon

Best Foreign Film

Biutiful (Mexico)
Dog Tooth (Greece)
In A Better World (Denmark)
Incendies (Canada)
Outside the Law (Algeria)

Best Score

How to Train Your Dragon – John Powell
Inception – Hans Zimmer
The King’s Speech – Alexandre Desplat
127 Hours – A.R. Rahman
The Social Network – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Song

Coming Home from Country Strong – Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
I See the Light from Tangled – Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
If I Rise from 127 Hours – Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
We Belong Together from Toy Story 3 – Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Best Cinematography

Black Swan – Matthew Libatique
Inception – Wally Pfister
The King’s Speech – Danny Cohen
The Social Network – Jeff Cronenweth
True Grit – Roger Deakins

Best Costume Design

Alice in Wonderland – Colleen Atwood
I Am Love – Antonella Cannarozzi
The King’s Speech – Jenny Beavan
The Tempest – Sandy Powell
True Grit – Mary Zophres

Best Art Direction

Alice in Wonderland – Robert Stromberg, Karen O’Hara
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 – Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
Inception – Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
The King’s Speech – Eve Stewart , Judy Farr
True Grit – Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

Best Visual Effects

Alice in Wonderland –Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 – Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian
Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
Hereafter – Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
Inception – Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
Iron Man 2 – Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

Best Sound Editing

Inception – Richard King
Toy Story 3 – Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
Tron: Legacy – Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
True Grit – Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
Unstoppable – Mark P. Stoeckinger

Best Sound Mixing

The King’s Speech
The Social Network
True Grit

Best Documentary Feature

Exit through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
Waste Land

Best Live Action Short Film

The Confession
The Crush
God Of Love
Na Wewe
Wish 143

Best Animated Short Film

Day & Night
The Gruffalo
Let’s Pollute
The Lost Thing

Best Documentary Short Subject

Killing In The Name
Poster Girl
Strangers No More
Sun Comes Up
The Warriors Of Qiugang

Best Editing

Black Swan
The Fighter
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network

Best Make-up

Barney’s Version
The Way Back
The Wolfman