Sunday, 27 February 2011

AWARDS SEASON WRAP-UP: Winners at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood

THE QUEEN: Natalie Portman wins Best Actress for Black Swan at the 83rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

The curtains came down on the 2011 awards season on Hollywood's biggest night, the 83rd Academy Awards tonight at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, which got a very youthful slant thanks to the efforts of hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

Best Picture honours went to The King's Speech, which copped awards in total, including wins for directing (Tom Hooper), acting (Colin Firth) and original screenplay (David Seidler). In case, for whatever unfathomable reason, you missed the Oscar telecast, here's a list of the winners in the main categories:

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 Actor: Christian Bale (The Fighter)
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network (Aaron Sorkin)
Best Original Screenplay: The King's Speech (David Seidler)
Best Original Score: The Social Network (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)
Best Original Song: "We Belong Together" (Randy Newman, Toy Story 3)
Best Foreign Language Film: In A Better World (Denmark)
Best Documentary Feature: Inside Job
Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3

For the complete list of winners, visit

EXTRAORDINARY GENTS: The Fighter star Christian Bale took supporting actor honours; (above) Colin Firth was named Best Actor for The King's Speech, which was crowned Best Picture.

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