The underdog wins again!

March 1, 2011 0 By Noyon Jyoti Parasara

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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