The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011)

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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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Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Host & Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporitng Role
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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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Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Score
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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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Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
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Herself - Host
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Himself - Presenter: Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography
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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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Darren Aronofsky was originally attached to direct The Fighter (2010), but left to direct The Wrestler (2008) and was replaced by David O. Russell. At the 2011 Oscars, Aronofsky and Russell competed for the Best Director Oscar for Black Swan (2010) and "The Fighter". 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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Follows The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978) See more »

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If I Rise
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Lyrics by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
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The Academy Listened
28 February 2011 | by (Tucson, Az) – See all my reviews

After panning last years Academy Awards program, I was quite pleased with this year's efforts on a number of levels. Hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco were a refreshing duo after last years debacle. I felt that it was a mistake last year to have co-hosts but Anne and James gave it their best and succeeded in every respect. I guess you have to have the right co-hosts. The writing was also crisper and there were no lame insulting jokes which, last year, only made the audience and viewers cringe and feel uncomfortable and left a bitter aftertaste. I apologize for comparing this year to last year's but can't help it because this year's show let's us all know how enjoyable and fun the program can be in the right hands. It appears as if The Academy listened to the critics from last year's program and made several changes which only enhanced this year's program.

The Memorial was especially touching and respectful this year and I was pleased to see that a perfect song was added and that, for the first time, the audience showed respect by not clapping at familiar names. I would love to know if, during the break or in written communications, the audience was told to not applaud or if they held the applause because Celine Dion was singing. In any event, it was about time. I agree with other reviewers that a few notable names were omitted.

I liked the tasteful homage to some of the old films, performers and hosts. Think that should be a staple of the Oscars. Good form to have Sandra Bullock, the highlight of last year's show, present the Best Actor award. I am also glad that the program did not try to do something weird with the best film scores and just showed how they sounded in and impacted the films.

I gave this year's Academy Awards an "8" and would have given it a higher rating except the sound mixing was messed up on the music, at least on my home theater system - not sure if that was due to editing a certain comment earlier. I also missed the thumbnail descriptions of the documentaries and international films. Can't recall if they were included last year.

All in all, though, this year's program was a noble effort and breezy show which only tended to enhance the suspense of the awards presentation.


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