Tonight's 83rd Academy Awards Winners

Nikki Finke’s Annual Oscars Live-Snarking…

Winners of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards were announced tonight during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presentation at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Ballots were mailed to the Academy’s 5,755 voting members and returned directly to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the international accounting firm, for tabulation. All active and life members of the Academy are eligible to select the winners in all categories, although in five of them — Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject and Foreign Language Film — members can vote only if they have seen all of the nominated films. The Oscars were broadcast live on ABC and also televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Here are tonight’s winners:

BEST PICTURE
THE KING’S SPEECH (The Weinstein Co)
A See-Saw Films and Bedlam Production Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

BEST ACTOR
COLIN FIRTH – THE KING’S SPEECH (The Weinstein Company)

BEST ACTRESS
NATALIE PORTMAN – BLACK SWAN (Fox Searchlight)

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
CHRISTIAN BALE – THE FIGHTER (Paramount)

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
MELISSA LEO – THE FIGHTER (Paramount)

BEST ANIMATED PICTURE
TOY STORY 3 (Walt Disney)

BEST DIRECTOR
TOM HOOPER – THE KING’S SPEECH (The Weinstein Co.)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
THE KING’S SPEECH, David Seidler (The Weinstein Co)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
THE SOCIAL NETWORK, Aaron Sorkin (Sony Pictures)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Denmark, In a Better World (Sony Pictures Classics) – A Zentropa Production

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
Inception (Warner Bros.) – Wally Pfister

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Inside Job (Sony Pictures Classics) – A Representational Pictures Production Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Strangers No More – A Simon & Goodman Picture Company Production Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
Inception (Warner Bros) – Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION
Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney) – Production Design: Robert Stromberg, Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney) – Colleen Atwood

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP
The Wolfman (Universal) Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SCORE)
The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SONG)
“We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) – Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
The Lost Thing (Nick Batzias for Madman Entertainment) – A Passion Pictures Australia Production Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
God Of Love – A Luke Matheny Production – Luke Matheny

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
Inception (Warner Bros) – Richard King

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
Inception (Warner Bros) – Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

  1. Very interesting that TNT showed Mel Gibson in The Patriot as counter programming to the Oscars. Very interesting.

    Face it, Deadline wads. The Oscars is a celebration of Christian America’s demise, and understandably, red blooded Americans don’t want to watch this crap. They’d rather watch a flag waving Mel Gibson make King George pay.

    1. Yeah, they’d rather watch a film that shows the British performing atrocities that were in reality practiced by Nazis. Starring a racist, anti-semitic misogynist. Um, okay

      And it’s every American’s America, not just the Christians’.

    2. This is one of the most idiotic comments I’ve seen all night. Because we all know that TNT goes out of its way to cater to American Christians. And I guarantee you, more of them were watching the Oscars along with you than were tuning in to watch “The Patriot.”

      How is this a Celebration of the demise of “Christian America”? Seriously? How?

  2. A snoozefest. Well, there is always next year. Maybe the adults will actually get hired again to host. Ya know – like PROFESSIONAL COMEDIANS! Good lord.

    1. Memo to the Oscars: Hire Steve Carrell, Tina Fey, and Ricky Gervais to write the material next year.

  3. The Academy is so lame. The Kings Speech is such unspectacular filmmaking. I’m so disappointed. Time will prove that every other nominee meant more to film history.

    1. Yeah – Fincher is a Great Director but Great Directors don’t seem to win Oscars until very late in their careers – if they ever win at all. ALFRED HITCHCOCK, STANLEY KUBRICK & RIDLEY SCOTT never won, and Martin Scorcese didn’t win until 2006 after a 40 year career. I really think it’s all about “likability”, I mean, look at Tom Hanks, he’s not that great an actor, but people love him and he’s given 2 Oscars. Therefore, it’s better to be liked, than to be good if you want awards. Forget about meritocracy – when it comes to votes, likability is king. Lousy pun, I know, please don’t hate me.

  4. So, the HBO film beat three modern day classics of The Social Network, Black Swan and Inception? I’m sure the Academy thought Ordinary People was better than Raging Bull and Crash trumped Brokeback Mountain once upon a time too. The real shock was Hooper winning over Fincher….or all the other nominees for that matter.

  5. This was the most boring, most boring Oscars ever. I was pulling for a few actors and The King’s Speech, but none of the jokes worked, neither did any of the deliveries of the lines Franco and Hathaway delivered. A comedian was desperately needed, and the entire show was painful to watch, painful for the audience to sit through, and a complete embarrassment. Seeing Billy Crystal reminded me of the good old days when you could laugh out loud a few times, and while the shows always ran over, there was a part of you that did not mind so much. I found myself trying to find something else to do when it was on to kill the pain — walk the dog, talk on the phone, anything. Thank God it is over now.

  6. Very cool to see Trent Reznor in a tux winning an Oscar. Congratulations to The Social Network on the Oscars it received. Truly well deserved.

  7. David Fincher has got to be the unluckiest director’s ever.

    One has to wonder if he’ll join the likes of Sergio Leone, Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick as one of those great directors that the Academy never bestowed an Oscar on.

  8. Should have been tied ———-Kings Speech and Social Network and…………….HAILEE and MELISSA should have shared supporting awards———-i.e. An unprecedented double TIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Personally, I blame the UK Film Council, too. They’re the fucktards who financed The King’s Speech. If that’s the best they can do, maybe they deserve to go bankrupt.

    And fuck you too, Harvey Weinstein.

  10. Kings speech was a given——-but the support actress should have been between Melissa and the true grit-ty girl!!!!!!!!

  11. So, “The King’s Speech” – which Tom Hooper claims is based on a play, wins for Best “Original” Screenplay?

    1. Oooh, good catch. I bet it’s because the play was unproduced… or, (charitably) that the film was significantly different enough from the play to warrant an “original” credit?

    2. David Seidler, the man who won the original screenplay Oscar is the same man who wrote the play that Tom Hooper’s mom saw. Actually, the King’s Speech will debut as a play in London in the fall.

  12. …………….And, congratulations to the King and the Ballerina,, commisserations to the rest………from South Africa…….

  13. 1.plenty of conservatives watch the Oscars. We had guests over and did, we were all conservative. While we might groan at Hollywood’s obnoxiousness at times, we enjoy talent and competence ( which is why I enjoy Deadline so much).
    2. Finches is a fine director and clearly gifted, but why stomp on Hooper’s win? He made what could have been a very limited film transcend expectations and inspire millions. There is nuance to it. The Social Network was good, but not perfect. Either could have one and I was happy The King’s Speech gathered the trophies (besides, the social network is already on DVD and has less to gain).
    3. I think the oscars is trying too hard to be irreverent and hip. If it starts acting like any other awards show it will become that. Hathaway and Franco tried (never quite saw Franco as a host), but personally I liked Steve Martin. Bring John Cleese out and see what he can do! (or the cast of Modern Family)

  14. I congratulate ABC for a genius strategy and for having co-opted the Academy into cooperating with their plan. Having giving given up on believing that the show is on any interest to anyone under the age of 40, and just as they are graciously maneuvered Monday Night Football into a successful cable program, they’re gradually doing the same with the Oscars.

  15. Tom Hooper now stands in the same line as people like Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Peter Jackson, Roman Polanski,Oliver Stone, Milos Forman, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Wise, George Cukor, Billy Wilder, Martin Scorsese, Vincente Minnelli, David Lean, John Ford, Michael Curtiz!
    It’s a disgrace!!! Academy shame on you!

    That’s what I think

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  16. So sad that all my generation could come up with is a high as a kite male host and a trying to save the show female hostess. Pathetic. I miss Grace Kelly, Katherine Hepburn…or jump to…. Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington or any other classy performer who shined before my “time”. Depressing.

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