Monday, February 28, 2011

The Kingly “The King’s Speech” dominates 2011 Oscars

Well it was everyone’s guess that The King’s Speech would dominate the 2011 Oscars – and it did. The film about the British King George VI who made concerted efforts to overcome his stammer bagged four Oscars to include the best director (Tom Hooper), best actor (Colin Firth), best original screenplay, and of course the best motion picture.

Closely following The King’s Speech, was “Inception,” which also took a lion’s share of best cinematography, best sound mixing, best sound editing and best visual effects. The plot of the film is centered in a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job to date: Inception.

Natalie Portman was the luck lady of the evening to bag the Oscar for being the best actress for her superb performance as an insane ballet dancer in the motion picture “Black Swan.” She was also a nominee in “Closer” in 2004. But she was lucky this time to grab her first ever Oscar.

The complete listing of the Oscars is as under:

Best Picture: 'The King's Speech'
Best Director: Tom Hooper, 'The King's Speech'
Best Actor: Colin Firth, 'The King's Speech'
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, 'Black Swan'
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, 'The Fighter'
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, 'The Fighter'
Best Original Song: We Belong Together, 'Toy Story 3'
Best Editing: 'The Social Network'
Best Visual Effects: 'Inception'
Best Documentary: 'Inside Job'
Best Live Action Short Film: 'God of Love'
Best Documentary Short Subject: 'Strangers No More'
Best Costume Design: 'Alice in Wonderland'
Best Makeup: 'The Wolfman'
Best Sound Editing: 'Inception'
Best Sound Mixing: 'Inception'
Best Original Score: 'The Social Network'
Best Foreign Language Film: 'In A Better World'
Best Original Screenplay: 'The King's Speech'
Best Adapted Screenplay: 'The Social Network'
Best Animated Feature Film: 'Toy Story 3'
Best Animated Short Film: 'The Lost Thing'
Best Cinematography: 'Inception'
Best Art Direction: 'Alice in Wonderland'

So that was the endgame for 2011 Oscars with the kingly film “The King’s Speech” as the best motion picture.