Awards for 2011

Oscar

Best Motion Picture of the Year

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

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Best Achievement in Directing

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Best Writing, Original Screenplay

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The Fighter: Scott Silver (screenplay), Paul Tamasy (screenplay/story), Eric Johnson (screenplay/story), Keith Dorrington (story)

Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

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Toy Story 3: Michael Arndt (screenplay), John Lasseter (story), Andrew Stanton (story), Lee Unkrich (story)

Best Achievement in Cinematography

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Best Achievement in Art Direction

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Alice in Wonderland: Robert Stromberg (production designer), Karen O'Hara (set decorator)

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Inception: Guy Hendrix Dyas (production designer), Larry Dias (set decorator), Douglas A. Mowat (set decorator)

The King's Speech: Eve Stewart (production designer), Judy Farr (set decorator)

True Grit: Jess Gonchor (production designer), Nancy Haigh (set decorator)

Best Achievement in Costume Design

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Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

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Best Achievement in Film Editing

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Best Achievement in Sound Editing

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Best Achievement in Visual Effects

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Best Achievement in Makeup

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Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

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Toy Story 3: Randy Newman
For the song "We Belong Together".

NOMINEES

127 Hours: A.R. Rahman (music), Dido (lyrics), Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (lyrics)
For the song "If I Rise".

Country Strong: Tom Douglas, Troy Verges, Hillary Lindsey
For the song "Coming Home".

Tangled: Alan Menken (music), Glenn Slater (lyrics)
For the song "I See the Light".

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

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Best Short Film, Animated

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Best Short Film, Live Action

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Best Documentary, Short Subjects

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Poster Girl: Mitchell Block (producer), Sara Nesson (director)



Best Documentary, Features

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Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

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Biutiful
Mexico.

Dogtooth
Greece.

Incendies
Canada.

Outside the Law
Algeria.

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

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Honorary Award

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Jean-Luc Godard
For passion. For confrontation. For a new kind of cinema. - Jean-Luc Godard was not present at the awards ceremony. Academy President Tom Sherak accepted the award on his behalf.

Eli Wallach
(13 Nov 2010) AMPAS Governors Awards: Given 'For a lifetime's worth of indelible screen characters'.

Medal of Commendation

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Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

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Scientific and Engineering Award

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Mark Sagar
Dr. Mark Sagar, whose development of influential facial motion retargeting solutions has impacted the creation of computer animated feature films. Dr. Sagar's work led to a method of transforming facial motion capture data into an expression-based, editable character animation system to create more lifelike digital characters.

Mark Noel, John Frazier
Mark Noel, for the design, engineering, and development, and John Frazier, for his contributions to the design and safety features, of the NAC Servo Winch System, which allows full-size cars, aircraft and other heavy props to be flown on wires with unprecedented freedom of motion and a high degree of safety, on-set and in real time.

Jim Rodnunsky, Alex MacDonald, Mark Chapman
For the development of the Cablecam 3-D volumetric suspended cable camera technologies. Cablecam technological evolution has made it possible to move a camera safely and accurately anywhere through a three-dimensional space.

Tim Drnec, Ben Britten Smith, Matt Davis
For the development of the Spydercam 3D volumetric suspended cable camera technologies, whose evolution made it possible to move a camera safely and accurately anywhere through a three-dimensional space.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNERS

Greg Ercolano
For the design and engineering of a series of software systems which led to the Rush render queue management system. His work has been influential across the industry, and has enabled scalable render farms at numerous studios.

David M. Laur
For the development of the Alfred render queue management system, which was the first robust, scalable, widely adopted commercial solution for queue management in the industry and an influence on modern day queue management tools.

Chris Allen, Gauth Krishnamurti, Mark A. Brown, Lance Kimes
For the development of Queue, a robust, scalable approach to render queue management and one of the first systems that allowed for statistical analysis and process introspection.

Florian Kainz
For the design and development of the ObaQ render queue management system, which has scaled from managing a few hundred processors in 1997 to many thousands today with minimal changes to the original design.

Eric Tabellion, Arnauld Lamorlette
For the creation of a computer graphics bounce lighting methodology which impacted the evolution of global illumination techniques, first used on the film "Shrek 2," and which was shared with the industry in their technical paper "An Approximate Global Illumination System for Computer Generated Films."

Tony Clark, Alan Rogers, Neil Wilson, Rory McGregor
For cineSync, a tool for remote collaboration and review of visual effects.

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