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    While the entire country was looking forward to the budget, there was also a level of excitement towards the Oscars which were being telecast live the same morning. Reason – AR Rahman was nominated in two categories. It ended being quite a disappointing day for his fans as the awards went to The Social Network and Toy Story 3 in Original Score and Original Song category respectively.

    Nevertheless the awards proved one thing yet again – stories about underdogs do fantastically well. This time it was The King’s Speech, which is about King George VI and his stuttering problem. The story of the king’s journey to become a fine orator from being a stuttering recluse not only moved the audience but also critics alike. And after being a box office success The King’s Speech went on it wing four of the most anticipated Oscar awards – leaving behind extremely hyped films like Inception and The Social Network. Tom Hooper directed The King’s Speech won The Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay.

    A close second is Christopher Nolan’s Inception. This film too won four of the technical awards – Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects. David Fincher’s The Social Network won three out of the eight nominations that it received. While Inception and The Social Network have released and done very well in India, The King’s Speech is yet to release in the country.

    Here’s a list of all the winners:

    Best picture
    The King’s Speech

    Best actor
    Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

    Best actress
    Natalie Portman, Black Swan

    Supporting actor (Male)
    Christian Bale, The Fighter

    Supporting actor (Female)
    Melissa Leo, The Fighter

    Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

    Animated feature
    Toy Story 3

    Foreign language film
    In a Better world

    Documentary feature
    Inside Job

    Documentary short
    Strangers No More

    Adapted screenplay
    The Social Network

    Original screenplay
    The King’s Speech

    Art Direction
    Alice in Wonderland


    Costume Design
    Alice in Wonderland

    The Wolfman

    Film Editing
    The Social Network

    Visual Effects

    Original Score
    The Social Network

    Original Song
    We Belong Together from Toy Story 3

    Sound Editing

    Sound Mixing

    Animated Short Film
    The Lost Thing

    Live Action Short Film
    God of Love

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