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28 February 2011

The Oscars: in pictures

The King's Speech picks up four gongs, including best actor, best film, and best director.

By New Statesman

Above are Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, the two stars of The King’s Speech. Director Tom Hooper spoke of a “triangle of man-love” between him and the two leads.


Colin Firth holds his Best Actor award.


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In one of the night’s few surprises, Tom Hooper (above) beat The Social Network‘s David Fincher in the Best Director category.


David Seidler (above, with guest) won the fourth award for The King’s Speech, in the Best Original Screenplay category. He dedicated his win to “all the stutterers throughout the world, we have a voice, we have been been heard, thanks to you the Academy”.


Natalie Portman is pictured above with the Best Actress award she won for Black Swan. “This is insane,” she said.


Aaron Sorkin won in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for The Social Network. The film, which had eight nominations, also won Best Original Score, and Best Editing.

List of the winners

Best Motion Picture of the Year: The King’s Speech
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale – The Fighter
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Achievement in Directing: Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network
Original Screenplay: David Seidler – The King’s Speech
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year: In a Better World (Denmark)
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year: Toy Story 3
Best Documentary Feature: Inside Job
Best Documentary Short Subject: Strangers No More
Best Short Film (Animated): The Lost Thing
Best Short Film (Live Action): God of Love
Achievement in Art Direction: Robert Stromberg and Karen O’Hara – Alice in Wonderland
Achievement in Cinematography: Wally Pfister – Inception
Achievement in Costume Design: Colleen Atwood – Alice in Wonderland
Achievement in Makeup: Rick Baker and Dave Elsey – The Wolfman
Achievement in Film Editing: Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter – The Social Network
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score): Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Social Network
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song): We Belong Together – Music and Lyric by Randy Newman – Toy Story 3
Achievement in Sound Editing: Richard King – Inception
Achievement in Sound Mixing: Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick – Inception
Achievement in Visual Effects: Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb – Inception