Monday, February 28, 2011

The 83rd Annual Oscars: In Depth!

Hey all!

I'm back to follow-up my post from yesterday on the 83rd Annual Oscars.

Commentary included.

I'm not going to go talking about everybody's outfits..... I don't think I have any authority in that field. Thanks.

However, on the actual awards. Well.... read on....

[Click here to see a full list of winners and nominees.]

Best Picture: The King's Speech

I was happy for them: it was either them or The Fighter that I was rooting for to get Best Pic.

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth (The King's Speech)

He did a good job. No comment, really.

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

While I'm definitely not supporting the movie, she gave a very sincere performance from the look of the clips they showed. I guess she earned it.

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo (The Fighter) 

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale (The Fighter)

More goodness for The Fighter. I couldn't be happier.

However, I almost didn't recognize Christian Bale with the beard he had at the Oscars.....

Best Director: Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)

His mom called him up one day and told him she found his next movie project. It was The King's Speech. Good ol' mom, getting him an Oscar like that.

And The Director's Speech included a big thank-you to her, as well.

Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler (The King's Speech)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

I guess it was based on a book! Cool.

Best Animated Film: Toy Story 3

I'm sorry, guys.... while the ending was a tearjerker and all, I didn't like this third Toy Story installment. I wish How to Train Your Dragon had won, but I guess that was too much to hope.

Best Foreign Language Film: In a Better World 

The gal who made the speech was sweet. She paused a lot in her speech, but I wasn't sure whether it was because of the language barrier or being choked up. Probably both.

Best Cinematography: Inception 

Wally Pfister, cinematographer, took the award. He earned it.

Best Editing: The Social Network

I would have given it to any of the other nominees, but whatever.

Best Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland

For sure.... though True Grit could have taken it, too.

Best Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland

No kidding.

Best Makeup: The Wolfman

Brilliant makeup, fantastic makeup, creepy makeup. They earned it though.

Cate Blanchett, who announced the winner, was hilarious. They played a clip from The Wolfman, and after it was done she grimaced, made this totally disgusting face and said, "That's... gross."

Best Original Score: The Social Network

Again, I would have given it to any of the other nominees, but again..... whatever.

Best Original Song: We Belong Together, by Randy Newman (Toy Story 3)

It should have gone to Tangled's "I See the Light." Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore are so cute together. But congrats, anyway.

Best Sound Mixing: Inception


Best Sound Editing: Inception

Of course. I wish TRON: Legacy had gotten it, though.

Best Visual Effects: Inception

Rats. Alice in Wonderland or Harry Potter should have. Oooh, well.

Best Feature Documentary: Inside Job

It looked good. I hadn't heard of it until last night.

Best Short Documentary: Strangers No More 

Again, looked good. Congrats, guys.

Best Animated Short Film: The Lost Thing

Best Live Action Short Film: God of Love

The guy who accepted the Oscar cracked me up. ("Oh, man, I should have gotten a haircut." haha)

Again, congratulations to the champion of the evening, another addition to the history of filmmaking.

Well, if you're reading this, congratulations. You deserve an Oscar for reading all the way through this post.

PS. I was thinking about including the ridiculous, auto-tuned parody "music video" from the show, but after watching it again... eh. Not quite so appropriate. It was hilarious, though.

*yawns* Ah, well, g'night all.


Lainie said...

Hmm. It never ceases to amaze me how excited you get about films you haven't even seen.

You my dear, are a puzzle.

But, I love you tremendously :)

Amaranthine said...

I know! I was so sad when HTTYD didn't win anything. It should have won Best Original Score, too. If Toy Story 3 hadn't been out...sniff.

Everyone's Favorite Composer said...

I read it all! I'm expecting some sort of prize!

Polka Dot said...

I read it all--and appreciated the run-down, since I didn't get to see any of it but was curious about who won.

Personally, I wish Inception, The King's Speech, The Fighter, and Tangled had won everything. (the awards that were applicable, at least.) I loved Toy Story 3 and thought it was way better than HTTYD, but I think Tangled beats both. :)