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It is known as the biggest night in Hollywood.
Held in the heart of the city, the 83rd Annual Academy Awards (also known as the Oscars) took place at the Kodak Theater on Hollywood Boulevard and as any other year, this awards night was an unforgettable one.
The Oscars began with a red-carpet premiere on ABC network at 7 p.m. (ET) that included star interviews and their red-carpet fashion choices.
Tim Gunn, fashion guru of the hit reality series “Project Runway”, interviewed celebrities such as Mila Kunis and Marisa Tomei. When asked about the recent news of Lady Gaga saying she wants Tomei to play her in a movie if the situation ever arises, Tomei responded by saying she was befuddled by the fact.
And as for Kunis, she revealed that she was not a ballet dancer prior to the filming of Black Swan when asked where her dance skills came from.
Along with these star interviews, Good Morning America correspondent Robin Roberts caught up with “The Social Network” star Jesse Eisenberg.
Eisenberg said it was his first time at the Oscars, and talked about what a rare experience it was. He also joked that if he had time to, he would have updated his Facebook status saying he was at the Oscars.
When Roberts caught up with Mark Wahlberg, she said that she had predicted his movie “The Fighter” would be nominated.
Country Strong star Gwyneth Paltrow, said her dream duet would be with Jay-Z, while Scarlett Johansson said that eating before the Oscars was the most important thing about getting ready. She also spilled the secret of some stars sneaking snacks in their purses and bringing them into the awards ceremony.
As for Mark Ruffalo, he said he almost skipped out on the Oscars this year to spend time with his family but vetoed that decision at the last minute.
As for the hosts of the night, James Franco and Anne Hathaway did a decent job at keeping the audience entertained.
However, it was Hathaway who really stole the spotlight by not only changing her outfit a total of eight times, but by being enthusiastic and having a sense of humor to make people laugh as. Franco on the other hand, while good eye candy, appeared more reserved and slightly disinterested.
Perhaps the most memorable moment of the night was the speech given by Kirk Douglas, at age 94, cracking jokes and expressing his like for beautiful women.
Halle Berry also gave tribute to late actress Lena Horne — looking up to her for representing a positive African American female presence.
The night wasn’t just about the movies being nominated for an Oscar. During commercial breaks, movies coming to theaters were advertised as well.
Movies like” Limitless”, featuring Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro, “Red Riding Hood”, with Amanda Seyfried, “Source Code”, with Jake Gyllenhaal, “Mars Needs Moms”, with Seth Green, and “Super 8”, with Elle Fanning were advertised to draw in big audiences for the films’ debuts.
Now for the list of those who were fortunate enough to take an Oscar home:
Best Picture The King’s Speech (*4 Academy Awards received, 12 nominations)
Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth – The King’s Speech (*1st Academy Award win)
Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale – The Fighter (*1st Academy Award win)
Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman – Black Swan (*1st Academy Award win)
Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo – The Fighter (*1st Academy Award win)
Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3 (*1st win, 5th nomination)
Art Direction Alice in Wonderland (*1st Academy Award win, 3rd nomination)
Cinematography: Inception (*1st Academy Award win, 8th nomination)
Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland (2nd Academy Award win, 3rd nomination)
Directing: The King’s Speech (*2nd Academy Award win, 12th nomination)
Documentary Feature: Inside Job (*1st Academy Award nomination and win)
Documentary Short Subject: Strangers No More (*1st Academy Award nomination and win)
Film Editing: The Social Network (*1st Academy Award, 7th nomination)
Foreign Language Film: In A Better World (*1st Academy Award nomination and win)
Make Up The Wolfman (*1st Academy Award nomination and win)
Music (Original Score): The Social Network (*2nd Academy Award win, 7th nomination)
Music (Original Song): Toy Story 3 – “We Belong Together” (*2nd Academy Award, 5th nomination)
Short Film (Animated): The Lost Thing (*1st Academy Award nomination)
Short Film (Live Action): God of Love (*1st Academy Award nomination and win)
Sound Editing: Inception (*2nd Academy Award, 8th nomination)
Sound Mixing: Inception (*3rd Academy Award, 8th nomination)
Visual Effect: Inception (*4th Academy Award, 8th nomination)
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): The Social Network (*3rd Academy Award win, 7th nomination)
Writing (Original Screenplay): The King’s Speech (*4th Academy Award win, 12th nomination)
It is clear that the big winners of the Academy Awards were The King’s Speech, Inception and The Social Network. This comes as hardly a surprise for these films have been the topic of talk lately. Each year the Academy Awards seems to get more glitz and glamour and this year proved no different.
Another well written article. Where does the talent end.nGrandpa
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