Monday, February 28, 2011

83rd Academy Awards Winners

The 83rd Academy Awards, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2010. The ceremony took place on February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. During the ceremony, Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) were awarded in 24 competitive categories. The ceremony was televised in the United States on ABC. Actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway co-hosted the ceremony, marking the first time for each.[2]
Nominations for the 2010 awards were announced on January 25, 2011.[4][5] The King's Speech received the most nominations with twelve. True Grit followed with ten and then The Social Network and Inception, with eight each. Toy Story 3, the highest grossing film of 2010, became the third animated film to be nominated for Best Picture; it was also nominated for four other awards including Best Animated Feature.
The King's Speech won four awards, all in major categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay. Inception also tied with four awards, all in the technical categories.

Best PictureBest Director
Best ActorBest Actress
Best Supporting ActorBest Supporting Actress
Best Writing – Original ScreenplayBest Writing – Adapted Screenplay
Best Animated FeatureBest Foreign Language Film
Best Documentary – FeatureBest Documentary – Short Subject
Best Live Action Short FilmBest Animated Short Film
Best Original ScoreBest Original Song
Best Sound EditingBest Sound Mixing
Best Art DirectionBest Cinematography
Best MakeupBest Costume Design
Best Film EditingBest Visual Effects

Multiple nominations and awards

The following fourteen films received multiple nominations:

The following six films received multiple awards:

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