Monday, February 28, 2011

Academy Awards

Hi there! It's been a few days, but right now, all I can think about is the Academy Awards. Let me start off by saying that I was absolutely thrilled when The King's Speech won Best Picture and Colin Firth won Best Actor. It was a great night, even if James Franco was a bit too dry and the in memoriam section left something to be desired. I personally wanted to see more Tony Curtis. Some Like It Hot clips, anybody? And it seems that they omitted Betty Garrett all together. The hit of the night though was Kirk Douglas. He stole the entire show, "you know...". I am thrilled that he was able to make it to the ceremony and make the most of it. I was also glad to see Eli Wallach briefly for the Honorary Awards. They really do need to sort out their time better. Less of the Documentary & Editing stuff, more of the big awards and people! Still though, a pretty good night.


Here's a list for anyone who missed something:

Best Picture: The King's Speech
Best Actor: Colin Firth- The King's Speech
Best Actress: Natalie Portman- Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale- The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo- The Fighter
Best Director: Tom Hooper- The King's Speech
Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3
Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland
Cinematography: Inception
Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland
Documentary: Inside Job
Documentary Short Subject: Strangers No More
Film Editing: The Social Network
Foreign Language Film: In a Better World (Denmark)
Makeup: The Wolfman
Music (Original Score): The Social Network
Music (Original Song): Toy Story 3 ("We Belong Together")
Short Film (Animated): The Lost Thing
Short Film (Live Action): God of Love
Sound Editing: Inception
Sound Mixing: Inception
Visual Effects: Inception
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): The Social Network
Writing (Original Screenplay): The King's Speech


Congragulations to all the winners!

                                         Picture: Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, and Colin Firth

-Kristin :)


  1. I am soooo glad The Kings Speech won! EEEEEE! :D