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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Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Documentary Short and Best Live Action Short Film
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Himself - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing
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Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Herself - Presenter: Best Animated Short Film and Best Animated Feature Film
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Himself - Presenter: Song 'We Belong Together' and 'I See the Light'
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Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Herself - Presenter: Best Original Score
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Himself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing
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Himself - Host & Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
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Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role
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Herself - Host
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Herself - Performer: 'Coming Home'
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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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Cate Blanchett: [Immediately after clips from The Wolfman are shown] That's gross.
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We Belong Together
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
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I didn't hear anything about Melissa Leo's self-promotion campaign
28 February 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

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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