The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011)

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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 Visual Effects and Best Film Editing
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Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Host & Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
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Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Short and Best Live Action Short Film
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Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Score
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Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role
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Host James Franco posted images and videos of what was going on backstage during the telecast on his WhoSay page. One of the videos was of him and Anne Hathaway appearing on-stage for the first time during the show. In the telecast, you can also clearly see him holding a phone and taping a video of the audience during that moment. 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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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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Terrible telecast for the biggest night for the movies
4 March 2011 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

I have looked forward to the Academy Awards telecast every year for as long as I can remember and I am 57. The best part of this particular year was replaying Bob Hope EmCeeing ("Master of Ceremonies"), and being introduced by one of the very best more recent EmCee's, Billy Crystal. However, showing those two, merely made the point that this year was a disaster.

It was not the fault of Anne Hathaway and James Franco, I don't believe. It was the writing behind it all. Hathaway and Franco tried so hard. And a good EmCee should never have to do that. By comparison to the telecasts of the Golden Globes, SAGs, and BAFTA Award shows of this year, the "Oscars" were pretty pitiful. The writers took away so many of the awards formerly given at the big night, and put them in special, separate ceremonies. One would think that this would shorten the length of the "Oscar Night" show, yet it did not. I found it an especially *bad* decision that they separated out the "Lifetime Achievement Award" and the "Irving Thalberg Award" from that special night. It was a disgrace.

I also found it irritating that Halle Berry got to give a special "In memoriam" to her idol, Lena Horne, yet there was nothing special for that absolutely, spectacularly special movie musician, John Barry. Jane Seymour was a personal friend. She could have been asked to give a special tribute to him. The BAFTA show had one of his award winning pieces behind their montage of those who passed away. I know Barry was English, but he won four Oscars, and countless other music, film, and television music awards here in the USA.

Here is a thought for next year...Tina Fey. Or Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin (both have been in movies). Or Tina Fey and Steve Carell (both have been in movies). Or Tina Fey and *anybody else*!!!. Those people are naturally funny, can wing it like Crystal used to, they can write their own stuff, or make someone else's funny, and they all know how to behave as Master (or Mistress) of Ceremonies!!!!


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