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Rick Baker. Friend of apes. Maker of monsters. Seven time Oscar winner. And that lucky number seven was for The Wolfman, shared with fellow Efx maestro Dave Elsey. Their on-stage speech was great, but the extended Thank You Cam was even better. Both Baker and Elsey thanked Jack Pierce and Dick Smith for inspiring them. Though there were grumblings online that the Academy clip showed the CG transformation rather then the make-up. It is always a treat to see our own getting the gold.
In the best original music category, Trent Reznor won for The Social Network. But who could forget his rivethead contributions to Class of 1999, Se7en, and Tetsuo: The Bullet Man? And Danny Boyle’s nominated 127 Hours didn’t win for Best Picture, but we will always love him “best” for his bloody crazies in the 28 Days series.
Rounding out the highlights in horror cred are nods to Jason X, »
- Heather Buckley
It's time! The 83rd American Academy Awards kick off on Monday morning at 0100 GMT, so to celebrate the return of the world's most significant film award ceremony we've compiled our Oscar predictions across each of the 24 categories.
BAFTA favourite the King's Speech (2010) is widely expected to dominate proceedings with 12 nominations but may well find itself under significantly more pressure this time around from American efforts The Social Network (2010) and True Grit (2010).
Follow our Twitter feed @CineVue for all the latest Oscar developments live!
- Daniel Green
Did the Oscars surprise anyone? Sci-Fi fans, we are of course still sore over Christopher Nolan’s snub for Best Director, but Inception still was recognized with four Oscars. Genre highlights from the 83rd Academy Awards also include Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland sweeping away the two coveted design awards in Art Direction and Costume Design and The Wolfman won for Best Makeup. Pixar‘s Toy Story 3 took home Best Animated Film and Best Song.
This Sunday’s broadcast of the 83rd Academy Awards on ABC attempted to reach out to a “younger crowd” with its choice of hosts, Anne Hathaway and James Franco, but the live broadcast dropped 9% in overall ratings compared to last year’s broadcast and down 12% in the 18-49 adult demographic. Still, the show entertained 37.6 million viewers with a show full of exposition to educate new viewers about the history of past Oscar winners.
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
A full list of winners and nominees for the Oscars 2011
Best motion picture of the year
Winner: The King's Speech
Performance by an actor in a leading role
James Franco (127 Hours)
Performance by an actress in a leading role
Achievement in directing
David O Russell (The Fighter)
Harry Potter and the »
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards were held tonight at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California. Take a look at the complete list of winners below. And in case you missed it, check out the live chat we hosted during the event right here.
Actor In A Leading Role:
James Franco - 127 Hours
Actress In A Leading Role:
If you missed the broadcast of the 83rd Academy Awards, or you can't remember who won what, here is a list of all the winners in their categories. The King's Speech and Inception both tied for the most Oscars won, which was four statues each. However, whereas Inception took home awards for technical categories (Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound and Best Cinematography), The King's Speech won three of the top four categories (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay).
Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers The Fighter (Paramount Pictures), David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features), Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, »
- Patrick Sauriol
In a surge reminiscent of its late-breaking Oscar season momentum, The King’s Speech triumphed at the 2011 Academy Awards, winning three of the final four categories including Best Picture, Best Actor (Colin Firth), and Best Director (Tom Hooper). The magnificent British drama took home four golden statues on Sunday, tieing Christopher Nolan’s Inception for the most Oscars, and narrowly beating critic favorite and three-time winner The Social Network.
Hosted by a smug, sleepy James Franco and a cheery, happy-to-be-there Anne Hathaway, the 3+ hour ceremony felt like an eternity. The next-generation actors were supposed to liven what is traditionally a stuffy telecast, but their monologue and subsequent appearances lacked the classy zingers of Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin’s banter or the pep of Hugh Jackman’s show.
Further attempts to appeal to a populist crowd, such as autotuning some of 2010’s big blockbusters or quipping about Charlie Sheen, fell flat, »
- Jeff Leins
Well I certainly don't think 2011 will go down as one of the more memorable years in Oscar history; not only were the winners fairly predictable, but the ceremony itself seemed dull and uninspired. Despite an attempt to add a "youthful edge" to the Oscars this year, it was almost completely lacking in comedy, excitement or entertainment. Hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway seemed to be dreadfully unprepared and lacking material, leaving Franco to put up a facade of aloof detachment while Hathaway simply attempted to win everyone over with cuteness. The King's Speech went on to secure most of the major awards including Best Picture, Director, Actor and Original Screenplay, reinforcing the stuffy British Oscar stereotype. For the second time David Fincher was denied Best Director, but The Social Network did end up getting awards for Film Editing, Original Score and Adapted Screenplay. Natalie Portman still managed to snag Best Actress for Black Swan, »
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Javier Bardem in "Biutiful" (Roadside Attractions) Jeff Bridges in "True Grit" (Paramount) Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network" (Sony Pictures Releasing) Colin Firth in "The King’s Speech" (The Weinstein Company) James Franco in "127 Hours" (Fox Searchlight) Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Christian Bale in "The Fighter" (Paramount) John Hawkes in "Winter’s Bone" (Roadside Attractions) Jeremy Renner in "The Town" (Warner Bros.) Mark Ruffalo in "The Kids Are All Right" (Focus Features) Geoffrey Rush in "The King’s Speech" (The Weinstein Company) Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Annette Bening in "The Kids Are All Right" (Focus Features) Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole" (Lionsgate) Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter’s Bone" (Roadside Attractions) Natalie Portman in "Black Swan" (Fox Searchlight) Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine" (The Weinstein Company) Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Amy Adams »
The night has finally arrived — Oscars. So will Christian Bale finally take home gold? Will The King’s Speech live up to the massive expectations? All are revealed here and now.
The 83rd Academy Awards winners (refresh the page for real-time updates):
Best Supporting Actor
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
Best Foreign Language Film
Hors la Loi (Outside the Law) (Algeria)
Winner: In a Better World (Denmark)
Best Original Screenplay
Another Year, »
- Mike Bruno
It’s Oscar time as the 83rd Academy Awards are about to start in Los Angeles and though the whispers on the wind blowing through Hollywood are telling us that these are the most easily predicted Oscars in years I’m still holding out for one or two surprises.
Our man Ian Gilchrist offered his views on the big awards and whatever happens in the event the world and his dog will be liveblogging and twitter is almost certain to groan worryingly under the weight of the #oscar discussion, we’ll be doing our bit and updating this page with the winners as they are announced, but why not join in the fun and head on out to Twittersville and follow along with @heyuguysblog. Seriously, those cool kids? It’s where they are.
So, while the red carpet is cleansed of paparazzi and our attention is drawn inside, keep your »
- Jon Lyus
After what seems like an eternity, the Oscar race is finally coming to an end. The 2011 Academy Awards are presented tonight on ABC starting at 8Pm Est and hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway. We will update the winners live below, bumping up the latest wins to the top of the page. For more commentary follow us on Twitter: @TheFilmStage.
Best Motion Picture of the Year
The King’s Speech
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)
James Franco (127 Hours)
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone)
- Jordan Raup
Football has the Super Bowl, baseball has the World Series, soccer has the World Cup and movies have the Academy Awards. Each year, Hollywood's schedule more or less culminates with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handing out Oscars for the year's best films and Sunday, for the 83rd straight time, it happened again. Hosts James Franco  and Anne Hathaway  helped some of the most famous actors and actresses  in the world hand out the hardware for the best of 2010. Leading the pack with twelve total nominations  was The King's Speech, followed by True Grit with ten, Inception and The Social Network with eight, The Fighter with seven, 127 Hours with six, Black Swan and Toy Story 3 with five and The Kids Are all Right and Winter's Bone with four. And those just so happen to be the 10 films nominated for Best Picture. Did your favorite film take home an Oscar? »
- Germain Lussier
'King's Speech' rules the night, with 'The Fighter' and 'The Social Network' also winning big.
By Eric Ditzian
Photo: Weinstein Company
Here's the full list of winners and nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards.
Winner: "The King's Speech"
"Toy Story 3"
Check out backstage photos of the big Oscar winners.
Actor in a Leading Role
James Franco in "127 Hours"
Actor in a Supporting Role
Actress in a Leading Role
Winner: Natalie Portman in »
This Sunday night, all of America will convene into our metaphoric “Lady Caves” to watch the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, hosted by James Franco and Anne “No Seriously” Hathaway.. Before we even continue, you should be following BWEtv, Me and Dan on Twitter, as we will be Livetweeting the festivities this Sunday night. The Oscars are looking to shape up to be one of the most predictable Oscars ever!! So predictable, in fact, that our minds have braintraveled over to the offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers and seen the winners list! Kind of like the aliens in Independence Day, only the only resources we’re stealing are Hollywood answers. Here are your winners!! This is like getting the Sports Almanac in Back to the Future II before the games, people. Fill those ballots out now. Actor in a Leading Role * Javier Bardem in “Biutiful” * Jeff Bridges in “True Grit” * Jesse Eisenberg in »
- Michelle Collins
Serious Film's Michael C. back for Part 2 of our trip through the short film categories. This time it's the Live Action nominees. Your cheating yourself out of some Oscar night drama if you don't check out these contenders. This year there is an even a small scale Shakespeare vs. Private Ryan, comedy/drama showdown happening. While the majority of the country is making popcorn I'm going to be on the edge of my seat.
The nominees are...
This is a quietly somber short about a 9-year-old boy who is nervous to make his first confession. What if, he worries, he doesn’t have anything to be sorry about? So he is and his friend decide to pull an innocent prank that will serve the purpose, but things quickly spiral out of control.
For It: Toom shows an impressive control of tone and manages »
- Michael C.
Every year the Academy Awards recognizes short films giving young as well as established filmmakers a chance to compete for the Best Animated and Live Action short film. Short films have become more widespread in the past decade as shorter form content is in high demand on the web. If you are like me you will be interested in watching clips since these films are usually indicators of who the next big talent in the film industry is.
This year’s nominations include 5 animated shorts and 5 action short films including entries from Walt Disney and the UK’s National Film and Television School.
Short film 2011 Oscar nominations full list
Best animated short film
• Day & Night (Walt Disney), A Pixar Animation Studios Production, Teddy Newton
• The Lost Thing, (Nick Batzias »
The Oscar nominations have been announced and it’s great to see Inception, Toy Story 3, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, How to Train Your Dragon, Iron Man 2, Tangled, Tron, and Wolfman being honored this year. This year’s nominations hit the familiar marks that the sci-fi genre is most associated with in the categories of special effects, art direction, animation, costuming, and make-up.
Inception is the most visibly well-rounded in achievements in film-making and leads the sci-fi/fantasy pack with eight nominations, though director Christopher Nolan was snubbed in the Best Director nominations. Toy Story 3 follows with an impressive five nominations, and both films garnered nominations in the Best Picture category.
Check out the breakdown of the nominations by film, followed by a listing of all nominations by category. [Sci-fi nominees in bold]
Sci-fi / Fantasy Nominations By Picture
Art direction »
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech lead the Oscar nominations this morning with twelve mentions, making the regal drama the film to beat at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on February 27.
The Coen brothers’ True Grit followed closely with ten nominations and early frontrunner The Social Network finished with eight. “Ten seems like an awful lot,” the Coen brothers said in a joint statement Tuesday. ”We don’t want to take anyone else’s.”
All three were included in the “Best Picture” category, as expected, along with several other awards shoo-ins like The Kids Are All Right and Toy Story 3 (only the third animated film ever in the category). Winter’s Bone was the only surprise in the field of ten, possibly edging out Ben Affleck’s critically-acclaimed The Town or Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, which were both snubbed from the ceremony entirely.
Several surprises »
- Jeff Leins
Tom Hooper’s period drama about King George VI and his debilitating speech impediment reigned supreme with 12 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), Best Director, Best Cinematography (Danny Cohen) and Best Original Screenplay (David Seidler).
“True Grit” came in second place with 10 nominations.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences followed up the HFPA’s predictable Golden Globes with a slate of predictable nominations of their own. The few surprises include the omission of Ryan Gosling for his performance in “Blue Valentine,” Andrew Garfield for his performance in “The Social Network,” and Christopher Nolan for his direction of “Inception.”
Scroll down for the complete list of nominees:
Gary Gilbert, »
- Eric M. Armstrong
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