Trent Reznor - Winner: Best Original Score:
Wow, is this really happening? When we finished work on "The Social Network" we were very proud of our work and happy to just be involved in this film, and to be standing up here in this company is humbling and flattering beyond words. I'd like to especially thank the Academy for recognizing our work here. And David Fincher... David Fincher, thank you so much for the opportunity. Also like to thank my wonderful wife Mariqueen. I love you so much.
Atticus Ross - Winner: Best Original Score:
Time's nearly out so I'm going to improvise a ...
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I didn't hear anything about Melissa Leo's self-promotion campaign
I only saw Melissa Leo in "The Fighter". Her character made me feel as if I was walking on eggshells, and so she certainly deserved her win.
As I understand it, a lot of people were irritated that the expected winners all won, and that James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted: the common meme is that their opening montage was funny but they fell flat afterwards. Well I liked their performance; it was especially cool when Franco appeared dressed as Marilyn Monroe.
I've seen very few of the nominees, so my judgment was biased, although I did consider "The King's Speech" the best choice. Movies that got totally snubbed include "Mother and Child", "The Good Heart", "Please Give", "Get Low" and "Fair Game".
All in all, I liked the show. Probably the best part of the broadcast was when Charles Ferguson, accepting his Oscar for "Inside Job" (about the causes of the financial crisis), noted that none of the people responsible for the crisis have gotten indicted.
Yeah, where was Anne Hathaway when Kirk Douglas was making movies?
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