'The King's Speech' Takes Top Prize at 2011 Oscars
There weren't many upsets at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards as 'The King's Speech' took home the top prize for Best Picture last night.
Colin Firth earned the Best Actor Oscar for the King working to overcome a debilitating stammer and Natalie Portman finally got the Best Actress Oscar she had been dreaming of for playing a tortured ballerina in 'Black Swan'.
"This is insane and I truly, sincerely wish that the prize tonight was to get to work with my fellow nominees. I'm so in awe of you," said Portman, who seemingly thanked everyone from her cast to the director "who gave me my first job when I was 11 years old."
'The King's Speech' was coming in with 12 nominations. It tied 'Inception' with four Oscars, including Best Director for first-time nominee Tom Hooper and Best Original Screenplay for David Seidler. 'The Social Network' won three awards to trail slightly behind, including Best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin and Best Original Score for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
Sorkin joked that the Oscar meant that he may finally be able to get some respect from this daughter's pet guinea pig.
'Toy Story 3' was predictably named 'Animated Feature Film' but that's just the kind of night it was -- except for 'The Fighter's Melissa Leo's F-bomb.
Check out the complete list if 2011 Oscars winners and nominees below:
BEST PICTURE Inception Black Swan The Fighter The Kids Are All Right The King's Speech The Social Network Winter's Bone Toy Story 3 127 Hours True Grit
BEST ACTOR Jeff Bridges, True Grit Javier Bardem, Biutiful Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network Colin Firth, The King's Speech James Franco, 127 Hours
BEST ACTRESS Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone Natalie Portman, Black Swan Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Christian Bale, The Fighter Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech John Hawkes, Winter's Bone Jeremy Renner, The Town
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Amy Adams, The Fighter Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech Melissa Leo, The Fighter Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
BEST DIRECTOR Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan David O. Russell, The Fighter Tom Hooper, The King's Speech David Fincher, The Social Network Joel & Ethan Coen, True Grit
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Another Year The Kids Are All Right The King's Speech The Fighter Inception
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 127 Hours The Social Network Winter's Bone Toy Story 3 True Grit
BEST ANIMATED FILM The Illusionist How to Train Your Dragon Toy Story 3
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM Biutiful Dogtooth In A Better World Outside the Law Incendies
BEST ART DIRECTION The King's Speech Alice in Wonderland Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Inception True Grit
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Black Swan Inception The King's Speech The Social Network True Grit
BEST COSTUME DESIGN Alice in Wonderland The King's Speech The Tempest I Am Love True Grit
BEST EDITING 127 Hours Black Swan The Fighter The King's Speech The Social Network
BEST SOUND MIXING Salt Inception The King's Speech The Social Network True Grit
BEST SOUND EDITING Toy Story 3 Inception Tron: Legacy True Grit Unstoppable
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 127 Hours Inception The Social Network How to Train Your Dragon The King's Speech
BEST ORIGINAL SONG "Coming Home" from Country Strong "We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3 "I See the Light" from Tangled "If I Rise" from 127 Hours
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Inside Job Exit through the Gift Shop Gasland Restrepo Waste Land
BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT) Sun Come Up Killing in the Name Strangers No More The Warriors of Qiugang Poster Girl
BEST MAKEUP The Way Back Barney's Version The Wolfman
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM Day & Night The Gruffalo The Lost Thing Madagascar, a Journey Diary Let's Pollute
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM The Confession God of Love The Crush Na Wewe Wish 143
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Alice in Wonderland Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Inception Hereafter Iron Man 2