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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Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
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Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing
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Herself - Host
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Herself - Presenter: Best Animated Short Film and Best Animated Feature Film
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Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Documentary Short and Best Live Action Short Film
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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 Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporitng Role
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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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Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Short and Best Live Action Short Film
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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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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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A changing of the guard a youth movement with hosts, still it was hail to the king!
28 February 2011 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This year's Oscars "The 83rd Annual Academy Awards" was a pretty pleasant event to view really the awards handed out produced no surprises, yet a treat to the eyes was seeing the beautiful and talented Anne Hathaway as a co host. Actually the beauty changed dresses and outfits about 7 or 8 different times! The academy certainly went with a change of pace nabbing young talent to host as the beautiful actress Anne Hathaway and jack of all trades actor James Franco both sparkled and shined as hosts! The duo were both funny and witty with catch fire sayings and their skits and monologue that opened the show was in top form! As much of the show's montage was highly enjoyable and entertaining.

As for the awards they went as expected really no surprises as clearly Colin Firth already had the best actor trophy wrapped up and he accepted gracefully like the professional he is. And in a royal and rightful manner the picture that Colin starred in "The King's Speech" was crowned best picture holding off the youthful picture "The Social Network" and best drama ensemble "The Fighter". And as expected Natalie Portman won best actress for her wicked and emotionally raw turn as a conflicted ballet dancer in the thrilling drama "Black Swan", hopefully many more awards will be for miss Portman.

A few funny moments were Melissa Leo's F bomb after her deserved win for best supporting actress, and the worn down and old legend Kirk Douglas trying his best to present the award. And as always seeing clips and footage from old Oscars and Hollywood history is a treat. The show certainly entertained with it's typical gold and sparkle as things in Hollywood change as more youth is filling movies still the Oscars still reward the best films and people as it was hail to the king! And it was a great eye treat watching the beautiful and talented Anne Hathaway be a co host it wasn't the best Oscars, but it was entertaining and it did it's job getting all the awards to the right people who deserved to win the most.


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