83rd Academy Awards

83rd Academy Awards

February 27, 2011
February 27, 2011
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West Hollywood, Hollywood and more


The 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2010 in the United States and took place on February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST (8:30 p.m. EST). During the ceremony, Academy Awards (commonly called the Oscars) were presented in 24 competitive categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States on ABC, was produced by Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer, with Mischer also serving as director.[6][7] Actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway co-hosted the ceremony, marking the first time for each.[8]

In related events, the Academy held its second annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center on November 13, 2010.[9] On February 12, 2011, in a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by host Marisa Tomei.[10]

Inception and The King's Speech won four awards each, with the latter film winning Best Picture.[11][12][13] Other winners included The Social Network with three awards, Alice in Wonderland, The Fighter, and Toy Story 3, with two awards, and Black Swan, God of Love, In a Better World, Inside Job, The Lost Thing, Strangers No More and The Wolfman with one. The telecast garnered almost 38 million viewers in the United States.

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The King's Speech
The King's Speech is a 2010 British biographical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler.
Colin Firth
British actor
bornSeptember 10, 1960
Grayshott, Hampshire, England
Natalie Portman
Israeli-American actress
Tom Hooper
Film and television director

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James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978)[2] is an American actor and filmmaker. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He played Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007). He is also known for his roles in the films Flyboys (2006), Pineapple Express (2008), Milk (2008), 127 Hours (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Spring Breakers (2013), This Is the End (2013), and The Interview (2014). He had a recurring role in the ABC soap opera General Hospital. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), Franco was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2014, he made his Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men.

Franco volunteers for the Art of Elysium charity and has taught a class at New York University in feature filmmaking and production.[3] In 2013, he began teaching a course in short film production at the University of Southern California and a course in screenwriting at his alma mater, University of California, Los Angeles.[4] In September 2015, Franco began teaching a film class to high school students at Palo Alto High School.[5][6]


Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress and singer. After several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series Get Real. She came to prominence after playing Mia Thermopolis in the Disney film The Princess Diaries (2001) and in its 2004 sequel. Since then, Hathaway has starred in dramatic films such as the 2005 movies Havoc and Brokeback Mountain. She has also starred in The Devil Wears Prada in 2006 and in Becoming Jane (2007) as Jane Austen and also in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar (2014) as Dr. Brand.

In 2008, she won several awards for her performance in Rachel Getting Married, also earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. In 2010, she starred in the box office hits Valentine's Day, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and Love and Other Drugs and won an Emmy Award for her voice-over performance on The Simpsons. In 2011, she had a voice role in the animated film Rio. In 2012, she portrayed Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises and Fantine in Tom Hooper's Les Misérables. Her performance in the latter earned her rave reviews and several accolades, including the Golden Globe Award, the Screen Actors Guild Award, the BAFTA Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

People magazine named her one of its breakthrough stars of 2001,[1] and she appeared on its list of the world's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2006.[2]

Best Picture Winner

The King's Speech is a 2010 British biographical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an Australian speech and language therapist played by Geoffrey Rush. The men become friends as they work together, and after his brother abdicates the throne, the new king relies on Logue to help him make his first wartime radio broadcast on Britain's declaration of war on Germany in 1939.

Seidler read about George VI's life after overcoming a stuttering condition he endured during his youth. He started writing about the relationship between the monarch and his therapist as early as the 1980s, but at the request of the King's widow, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, postponed work until her death in 2002. He later rewrote his screenplay for the stage to focus on the essential relationship between the two protagonists. Nine weeks before filming began, Logue's notebooks were discovered and quotations from them were incorporated into the script.

Principal photography took place in London and around Britain from November 2009 to January 2010. The opening scenes were filmed at Elland Road, Leeds, and Odsal Stadium, Bradford, both locations standing in for the old Wembley Stadium. For indoor scenes, Lancaster House substituted for Buckingham Palace, and Ely Cathedral stood in for Westminster Abbey, while the weaving mill scene was filmed at the Queen Street Mill in Burnley. The cinematography differs from that of other historical dramas: hard light was used to give the story a greater resonance and wider than normal lenses were employed to recreate the King's feelings of constriction. A third technique Hooper employed was the off-centre framing of characters: in his first consultation with Logue, George VI is captured hunched on the side of a couch at the edge of the frame.

Released in the United Kingdom on 7 January 2011, The King's Speech was a major box office and critical success. Censors initially gave it adult ratings due to profanity, though these were later revised downwards after criticism by the makers and distributors in the UK and some instances of swearing were muted in the US. On a budget of £8 million, it earned over £250 million internationally ($400 million).[5] It was widely praised by film critics for its visual style, art direction, and acting. Other commentators discussed the film's representation of historical detail, especially the reversal of Winston Churchill's opposition to abdication. The film received many awards and nominations, particularly for Colin Firth's performance; his Golden Globe Award for Best Actor was the sole win at that ceremony from seven nominations. The King's Speech won seven British Academy Film Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Firth), Best Supporting Actor (Rush), and Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter). The film also won four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Hooper), Best Actor (Firth), and Best Original Screenplay (Seidler).


Best Picture Nominees10

Best Director Nominees5

Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominees5

Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominees5

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominees5

Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominees5

Best Animated Featured Film Nominees3

Best Cinematography Nominees5

Best Costume Design Nominees5

Best Documentary (Feature) Nominees5

Best Documentary (Short Subject) Nominees5

Best Film Editing Nominees5

Best Foreign Language Film Nominees5

Best Makeup and Hairstyling Nominees3

Best Music (Original Score) Nominees5

Best Music (Original Song) Nominees3

Best Production Design Nominees5

Best Short Film (Animated) Nominees5

Best Short Film (Live Action) Nominees5

Best Sound Editing Nominees5

Best Sound Mixing Nominees5

Best Visual Effects Nominees5

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Nominees5

Best Writing (Original Screenplay) Nominees5


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Notable Songs Performed7

In Memoriam36

Dolby Theatre
The Dolby Theatre (formerly known as the Kodak Theatre) is a live-performance auditorium in the Hollywood and Highland Center shopping mall and entertainment complex, on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue, in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, United States. Since its opening on November 9, 2001, the theater has hosted the Academy Awards ceremonies (the Oscars), initially held there in March 2002. It is the first permanent home for these annual awards ceremonies.

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News Articles13

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
TV.com  –  March 1, 2011
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards have come and gone. I was excited for the prospect of James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosting, two actors that I like and hoped would bring energy to a dull awards show, but they were not able to do so. The material was not ...
83rd Annual Academy Awards: Worst of the Oscars red carpet
Examiner  –  February 28, 2011
If the Academy Awards are the Super Bowl of the movie world, then it stands to reason that not everyone can go home a winner. This rule applies to the fashions on the red carpet as well. The 83rd Annual Academy Awards held February 27, 2011, at the Kodak ...
83rd Annual Academy Awards Winners!
Movie Web  –  February 27, 2011
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards were held tonight at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California. Take a look at the complete list of winners below. And in case you missed it, check out the http://movieweb.com/live-chat-the-2011-oscars-as-they-happen-right ...
2011 Academy Awards Look By Look: Host Anne Hathaway’s Wardrobe Changes
MTV  –  February 27, 2011
Anne Hathaway arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 27. Photo: Getty Images SNOW QUEEN: For her opening monologue Anne wore a white strapless flowing number with beading by Givenchy. Oh, and Anne, don’t think we didn’t notice ...
83rd Annual Academy Awards by Elliott Cowand
CNN iReport  –  February 27, 2011
The Kodak Theatre once again played host to motion picture royalty during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood. Oscar winners during Sunday's telecast included The King's Speech, Natalie Portman and Colin Firth.
83rd Annual Academy Awards: How Tweet It Was
brandchannel  –  February 27, 2011
The 83rd Academy Awards came and went in a blur of glory and social media haze. As the New York Times’ David Carr and A.O. Scott discuss in the above video, there wasn’t much “cultural consensus” as to where and who the broad mainstream audience is ...
Jacki Weaver at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards
zimbio.com  –  February 27, 2011
Reaction on Twitter has been mixed. User macleanbrendan snarked, "Australia's Jacki Weaver has arrived at the #Oscars dressed as the Rocket Clock. How patriotic." User martstjoe‎ wrote, "Jacki Weaver seems so kind and cute!" The 83rd Annual Academy ...
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards Happened!
Gothamist  –  February 27, 2011
Tonight's 83rd Annual Academy Awards spread the love around when it came to its awards. While The King's Speech, which had 12 nominations, took home the big awards (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director) it didn't sweep the ...
83rd Annual Academy Awards: Live Results
BuddyTV  –  February 26, 2011
It's Oscar time! And we're going to be providing a (nearly) live update of the winners throughout the night here at BuddyTV. Will your favorites win? Lose? Keep checking back over the next few hours for the results. There are a whole bunch of awards to come..
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards: What You Need to Know About the 2011 Oscars
Ok Magazine  –  February 25, 2011
If you haven’t been paying attention the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, the big event is going down on Sunday night, Feb. 27! In case you need to know when everything is happening, and who you can expect to see at the awards, OK!
Preparations at Kodak Theatre for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards [PHOTOS]
International Business Times  –  February 24, 2011
The 83 rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony is days away and the preparations in Hollywood are well under way. On Sunday, Feb. 27, Hollywood's finest, such as Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Annette Bening, Colin Firth, Javier Bardem, and Jeff Bridges will ...
83rd annual Academy Award nominations announced [SLIDESHOW]
The Daily Caller  –  January 24, 2011
Nominees for the 83rd annual Academy Awards were announced this morning in Los Angeles. The King’s Speech leads the pack with 12 nominations, including a best actor nomination for Colin Firth, and best supporting actress and actor nominations for Helena ...
James Franco & Anne Hathaway To Co-Host 83rd Annual Academy Awards
Access Hollywood  –  November 29, 2010
James Franco and Anne Hathaway are headed for the Oscars! The “127 Hours” star and the “Love and Other Drugs” star will co-host the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, Access Hollywood has confirmed. Anne has already proved her skills on the Oscar’s ...

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