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Academy Awards Series: Russell Boxing Drama a 'Smart Film' from a Commercial Viewpoint

'The Fighter' movie: Mark Wahlberg as boxer Micky Ward. 'The Fighter' movie review: 'Smart' filmmaking from a business standpoint David O. Russell's The Fighter is a smart film; smart in the way it's constructed and executed as a means to appeal to a wide audience. People tend to like sports movies. They also tend to like movies where the good guys win and where the hardships the characters go through can all get tidily worked out by the time the credits start rolling. The Fighter is smart from a business standpoint. That also means Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, and Eric Johnson's screenplay is predictable and much too “safe” as well. Russell and the screenwriters don't tread any new territory; in fact, they don't even try. On the positive side, The Fighter offers several solid performances that make up for some of what's lacking elsewhere. 'The Fighter'
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Disney Picks Up Rights to High Seas Drama ‘The Finest Hours’; Script to Be Penned By Dude Who Invented ‘Air Bud’ (Obviously)

Walt Disney Pictures has just dished out plenty of clams to pay for the rights to the bestselling book The Finest Hours (reports put the deal in the six to seven-figure ranges, which translates to a lot of lobster rolls). The fact-based book, written by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, was published in 2009 and recounts the tale of a Coast Guard rescue attempted off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. The rescue involved two oil tankers so damaged by waves during a blizzard that they were actually ripped in half. The Coast Guard launched no less than four different rescue attempts, including a sort of last ditch effort that included the use of wooden lifeboats. The story sounds like a combination of The Perfect Storm and that terrible Coast Guard film that inexplicably starred Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Costner (I am speaking of The Guardian, a nightmare on the high seas surely to be topped only
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83rd Academy Awards: Inception Wins Four Oscars, Alice Takes Art Direction and Costume Design, Wolfman For Makeup

  • ScifiMafia
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.

Check
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Full List Of Oscar Winners (And Losers) From 83rd Academy Awards

… And so another year of the most boring and predictable awards ceremony on planet Earth has passed. There were cheesy speeches, somebody said the ‘f’ word and Colin Firth won an Oscar. The 83rd Annual Academy Awards were presented by James Franco and Anne Hathaway to what looks like very mixed reviews judging from responses this morning.

Below is a full list of winners and losers… since, like Highlander, there can only be one! Nice to see The Wolfman and Inside Job pick up major awards and Natalie Portman bag an Oscar. She was ace in Black Swan.

Best Picture

Black Swan

The Fighter

Inception

The Kids Are All Right

The King’s Speech

127 Hours

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter’s Bone

Best Director

David O. RussellThe Fighter

Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech

David FincherThe Social Network

Joel And Ethan CoenTrue Grit

Darren Aronofsky
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Oscars 2011: full list of winners

A full list of winners and nominees for the Oscars 2011

Best motion picture of the year

Winner: The King's Speech

Black Swan

The Fighter

Inception

The Kids Are All Right

127 Hours

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter's Bone

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Winner: Colin Firth (The King's Speech)

Javier Bardem (Biutiful)

Jeff Bridges (True Grit)

Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)

James Franco (127 Hours)

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Winner: Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right)

Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)

Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)

Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

Achievement in directing

Winner: Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)

Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)

David O Russell (The Fighter)

David Fincher (The Social Network)

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (True Grit)

Art direction

Winner: Alice in Wonderland - Robert Stromberg (production design), Karen O'Hara (set decoration)

Harry Potter and the
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The 2011 Oscar winners in full, and the blow by blow Thn account of the show

So, we at the site were up until 4.38am this morning blogging the Oscars Live!!! The full list of winners were gradually revealed and we have posted the live Thn blog feed in its entirety below. You have to read from the bottom up to see it in it’s correct order…. We’re all very tired…. Updates will be sporadic. Jaded is not the word. Well done to Tom Hooper, Colin Firth and The King’s Speech in general for their well deserved plaudits.

Updates (GMT):

0438: And that concludes The Hollywood News’s coverage of the 83rd Academy Awards. Please check out the full list of winners below. Congrats to The King’s Speech!!!!!! Signing off——– Paul H…

0435: All remarkably edited to that ‘Speech’. Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids are All Right, Inception, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, Trye Grit, Winter’s Bone
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83rd Academy Awards Winners

The King’S Speech was king of all he surveyed on Sunday evening at the 83rd Academy Awards. James Franco, Oscar®-nominee for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, and Anne Hathaway hosted the Oscars® broadcast by the ABC Television Network from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

Going in to the evening with 12 nominations, The King’S Speech came away with four Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Tom Hooper), Best Actor (Colin Firth), and Best Original Screenplay (Michael Seidler). Inception also collected four Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects. The Facebook drama, The Social Network, won 3 Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay (David Sorkin), Best Score (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross) and Best Editing.

Actor in a Leading Role Javier Bardem in .Biutiful. Jeff Bridges in .True Grit. Jesse Eisenberg in .The Social Network. Colin Firth in .The King’s Speech
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83rd Annual Academy Awards Winners!

83rd Annual Academy Awards Winners!
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.

Best Picture:

The King's Speech

Black Swan

The Fighter

Inception

The Kids Are All Right

The King's Speech

127 Hours

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter's Bone

Directing:

Tom Hooper - The King's Speech

Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - True Grit

David Fincher - The Social Network

David O. Russell - The Fighter

Actor In A Leading Role:

Colin Firth - The King's Speech

Javier Bardem - Biutiful

Jeff Bridges - True Grit

Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network

James Franco - 127 Hours

Actress In A Leading Role:

Natalie Portman - Black Swan

Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right
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The winners of the 83rd Academy Awards

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).

Best Picture:

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,
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Oscars: The 2011 Academy Award Winners

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,
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The King’s Speech Crowned at the 2011 Academy Awards

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,
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Is Tarnish Dulling Oscar's Lustre?

Hollywood's biggest night of the year has come and gone, and it seems many could care less. Last night's 83rd Annual Academy Awards show wasn't as dreadful as many critics have charged, but it wasn't lustrous, either — not the way it has been in decades past — leading many to wonder if the ceremony is: a) losing its relevance; b) compromised by the down economy; c) an indicator of the changing state of both the film and broadcast industry.

The turn of the 21st century has seen the celebrated awards show take a hit. Changes over the past decade seem to have aversely affected the program, including shifting the broadcast from Monday at 9pm to Sunday at 8:30pm in 1999. During the TV writers strike in 2008, just over 32M viewers watched the Oscars, the least viewed ever.

This year the Academy Awards show fell to an 11.7 adults 18-49 rating, down 12% vs.
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Winners for the 83rd Academy Awards

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
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The SpoilerTV Oscars 2011 Post - Winners Announced.

Thanks for visiting the SpoilerTV Oscar Post for 2011, and joining in the Chat, Red Carpet & Ceremony. The chat is still available below for people wanting to discuss the results.

Live Results of Winners

Winners in Bold

Best Motion Picture of the Year

127 Hours

Black Swan

The Fighter

Inception

The Kids Are All Right

Winner: The King's Speech

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter's Bone

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem for Biutiful

Jeff Bridges for True Grit

Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network

Winner: Colin Firth for The King's Speech

James Franco for 127 Hours

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Bening for The Kids Are All Right

Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole

Jennifer Lawrence for Winter's Bone

Winner: Natalie Portman for Black Swan

Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Winner: Christian Bale
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Oscars 2011 winners list: 'The King's Speech,' 'Inception,' 'The Social Network' win big

  • Pop2it
The 83rd annual Academy Awards turned into a race to the big prize between "The Social Network" and "The King's Speech." Going into the Best Picture award, each film had three wins - "Social Network" for adapted screenplay, score and editing, "King's Speech" for original screenplay, director Tom Hooper and actor for Colin Firth.

"The King's Speech" ended up with the big prize, tying it for the most wins of the night with "Inception," which took home four technical awards.

The complete winners list:

Best motion picture of the year

"Black Swan"

"The Fighter"

"Inception"

"The Kids Are All Right"

"The King's Speech"

"127 Hours"

"The Social Network"

"Toy Story 3"

"True Grit"

"Winter's Bone"

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Javier Bardem in "Biutiful"

Jeff Bridges in "True Grit"

Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network"

Colin Firth in "The King's Speech"

James Franco in "127 Hours"

Performance by an actor
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Do You Agree With the Oscar Winner For Best Original Screenplay?

And the Oscar for best original screenplay goes to David Seidler for The King's Speech! He beat out Mike Leigh for Another Year, Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, and Keith Dorrington for The Fighter, Christopher Nolan for Inception, and Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg for The Kids Are All Right. Do you agree with this win? Be sure to vote in all of my Oscar winner polls! Do You Agree With the Oscar Winner For Best Original Screenplay? Yes No
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"The King's Speech" Triumphant! Film Tops 83rd Academy Awards! Check Out Complete List of Winners and Nominees!

Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" lorded over the festivities at the 83rd annual Academy Awards. The film, nominated for 12 Oscars, won 4 including Best Picture, Director for Tom Hooper, Actor for King Colin Firth, and Original Screenplay for David Seidler.

David Fincher's "The Social Network" took home 3 awards including Best Film Editing, Original Score for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin.

(For my minute-by-minute look at the 2011 Oscars, please click here, trust me, it's fun!)

As expected, Natalie Portman took home Oscar gold for her performance as a delusional ballerina in "Black Swan." "The Fighter" yielded the Best Supporting performances of the year with Christian Bale winning Best Supporting Actor and Melissa Leo taking home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.

Christopher Nolan's "Inception" took home most of the technical categories including Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Cinematography for Wally Pfister.
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Oscars 2011: The winners list

Oscars 2011: The winners list
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

Winner: Christian Bale, The Fighter

John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone

Jeremy Renner, The Town

Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right

Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Best Foreign Language Film

Hors la Loi (Outside the Law) (Algeria)

Incendies (Canada)

Winner: In a Better World (Denmark)

Dogtooth (Greece)

Biutiful (Mexico)

Best Original Screenplay

Another Year,
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The 2011 Oscars – Winners Updated Live

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
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Academy Award Winners Announced!

The 83rd Academy Awards are now over and "The King's Speech" beat out nine other movies for Best Picture. The film went on to also win the Best Actor Oscar for Colin Firth, the Best Director Oscar for Tom Hooper, and the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for David Seidler. Natalie Portman won her first Oscar for playing a neurotic ballerina in "Black Swan." Meanwhile, "The Fighter" actors Christian Bale and Melissa Leo took home the Best Supporting Actor and Actress Oscars. "Toy Story 3" won the Best Animated Film Oscar, and "Inception" cleaned up the awards for Best Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing and Visual Effects. Check out the full list of nominees and winners (marked in red) below. Best Picture: * The King's Speech * Black Swan * The Fighter * Inception * The Kids Are All Right * 127 Hours * The Social Network * Toy Story 3 * True Grit * Winter's Bone Directing: * The King's Speech (Tom Hooper) * Black Swan
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