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The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) Poster

(2011 TV Special)

Trivia

Jesse Eisenberg became the 10th youngest Best Actor nominee ever, edging out Matt Damon (who received a Best Actor nomination for Good Will Hunting (1997)).
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Melissa Leo became the first person to use the "F-word" during an Academy Award acceptance speech.
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For the first time since 1965, both male acting winners (Colin Firth and Christian Bale) were British.
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Host James Franco also was a Best Actor nominee in 2011.
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'Darren Aronofsky' qv) 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 (2010).
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Best Actor nominees Colin Firth and Jeff Bridges already competed in the same category in 2010. Bridges won in 2010, while Firth won in 2011.
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Natalie Portman became the first Best Actress winner of Jewish ancestry since Gwyneth Paltrow, in 1999.
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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.
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The Wolfman (2010) is the second werewolf movie to win for Best Makeup. The first was An American Werewolf in London (1981). Both times the award was won by Rick Baker
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