The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011)

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And we're off... with quick clips from all the nominees. Scenes of typing! Annette Bening yelling at Mark Ruffalo! Natalie Portman twirling! Colin Firth... See full synopsis »

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Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
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Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing
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Herself - Presenter: Best Animated Short Film and Best Animated Feature Film
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Himself - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing
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Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Documentary Short and Best Live Action Short Film
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Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Herself - Performer: 'Coming Home'
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Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role
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Himself - Host & Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
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Himself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing
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Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Score
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Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporitng Role
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Himself - Co-Performer: 'I See the Light'
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And we're off... with quick clips from all the nominees. Scenes of typing! Annette Bening yelling at Mark Ruffalo! Natalie Portman twirling! Colin Firth... See full synopsis »

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Jesse Eisenberg became the 10th youngest Best Actor nominee ever, edging out Matt Damon (who received a Best Actor nomination for Good Will Hunting (1997)). See more »

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Kirk Douglas: You know, now is the moment. The moment that we are all waiting for. Hugh Jackman is laughing. I don't know why. Everybody in, in, Australia thinks they're funny. Colin Firth is not laughing. He's British. Now we come to the most important part.
[he and Hugh Jackman fight over who gets to the top of his cane]
Kirk Douglas: I always lose. Now this is the moment... if I can get it.
[takes out the paper]
Kirk Douglas: You know... You're still laughing. Colin Firth is laughing. You know... I will never forget this moment. Three...
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Features Restrepo (2010) See more »

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If I Rise
Music by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
Performed by Florence Welch & A.R. Rahman
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2 March 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The only times I tune into the Oscars is to find out who wins the acting awards and who made and who didn't make the In Memoriam tribute.

I suppose the reason why some acting luminaries are omitted is that too much emphasis is laid on to the deceased, who because of their occupations (screen writers, hairdressers, wardrobe, cinematography, and so forth) must be considered relevant, even though their screen time (aside from the credits at the beginning and/or ending of the film)are, to me, at least, unimportant. For example, I have barely heard of Theoni V. Aldredge, aside from the fact he created the costumes for the "Ghostbusters" movies.

The Oscars are all about the movie industry - the actors, the composers, the directors, that is all I care about. John Barry, Blake Edwards and the other featured in the directing/music category deserve to be remembered.

Then we come to the stars themselves: the overlooked:

Peter Graves - Leslie Nielsen (a co-star of his in the Airplane movies) was remembered, yet he was not. Betty Garrett Corey Haim Lisa Blount Kenneth Mars Janet MacLachlan Rue McClanahan George DiCenzo James Gammon Michele Nicastro and others supposedly too nondescript to rate an honour.

There may be others, lost and eventually forgotten, but the contributions of most of these stars of the stage, the screen and TV are, perhaps, of more importance than those whose connections to the movie-making medium are, tangential, to say the least.


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