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» 83rd Academy Awards: Inception Wins Four Oscars

published on Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Did the Oscars surprise anyone? Sci-Fi fans, we are of course still sore over Christopher Nolan’s snub for Best Director, but Inception still was recognized with four Oscars. Genre highlights from the 83rd Academy Awards also include Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland sweeping away the two coveted design awards in Art Direction and Costume Design and The Wolfman won for Best Makeup. Pixar‘s Toy Story 3 took home Best Animated Film and Best Song.

This Sunday’s broadcast of the 83rd Academy Awards on ABC attempted to reach out to a “younger crowd” with its choice of hosts, Anne Hathaway and James Franco, but the live broadcast dropped 9% in overall ratings compared to last year’s broadcast and down 12% in the 18-49 adult demographic. Still, the show entertained 37.6 million viewers with a show full of exposition to educate new viewers about the history of past Oscar winners.

Check out the breakdown of the winners by film, followed by a listing of all nominations by category.


“Alice in Wonderland,” a Walt Disney Pictures Production (Walt Disney) (3 nominations)
  • Art direction – WINNER
  • Costume design – WINNER
  • Visual effects
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” a Warner Bros. UK Services Production (Warner Bros.) (2 nominations)
  • Art direction
  • Visual effects
“How to Train Your Dragon,” a DreamWorks Animation Production (Paramount) (2 nominations)
  • Best animated feature film
  • Original score
“Inception,” a Warner Bros. UK Services Production (Warner Bros.) (8 nominations)
  • Art direction
  • Cinematography – WINNER
  • Original score
  • Best picture
  • Sound editing – WINNER
  • Sound mixing – WINNER
  • Visual effects – WINNER
  • Original screenplay
“Iron Man 2,” a Marvel Studios Production (Paramount and Marvel Entertainment, Distributed by Paramount) (1 nomination)
  • Visual effects
“Tangled,” a Walt Disney Pictures Production (Walt Disney) (1 nomination)
  • Original song – “I See the Light”
“Toy Story 3,” a Pixar Production (Walt Disney) (5 nominations)
  • Best animated feature film – WINNER
  • Original song – “We Belong Together” – WINNER
  • Best picture
  • Sound editing
  • Adapted screenplay
“Tron: Legacy,” a Walt Disney Pictures Production (Walt Disney) (1 nomination)
  • Sound editing
“The Wolfman,” a Universal Pictures Production (Universal) (1 nomination)
  • Makeup – WINNER
Full Listing of Oscar Nominations – Sci-Fi/Fantasy Nominees in Bold

Performance by an actor in a leading role
  • Javier Bardem in “Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions)
  • Jeff Bridges in “True Grit” (Paramount)
  • Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
  • Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company) WINNER
  • James Franco in “127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight)
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
  • Christian Bale in “The Fighter” (Paramount) WINNER
  • John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions)
  • Jeremy Renner in “The Town” (Warner Bros.)
  • Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features)
  • Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company)
Performance by an actress in a leading role
  • Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features)
  • Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole” (Lionsgate)
  • Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions)
  • Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight) WINNER
  • Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine” (The Weinstein Company)
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
  • Amy Adams in “The Fighter” (Paramount)
  • Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company)
  • Melissa Leo in “The Fighter” (Paramount) WINNER
  • Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit” (Paramount)
  • Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Best animated feature film of the year
  • “How to Train Your Dragon” (Paramount) Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
  • “ The Illusionist” (Sony Pictures Classics) Sylvain Chomet
  • “Toy Story 3” (Walt Disney) Lee Unkrich WINNER
Achievement in art direction
  • “Alice in Wonderland” (Walt Disney) Production Design: Set Decoration: Robert Stromberg, Karen O’Hara WINNER
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” (Warner Bros.) Production Design: Set Decoration: Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
  • “Inception” (Warner Bros.) Production Design: Set Decoration: Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
  • “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company) Production Design: Set Decoration: Eve Stewart, Judy Farr
  • “True Grit” (Paramount) Production Design: Set Decoration: Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh
Achievement in cinematography
  • “Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight) Matthew Libatique
  • “Inception” (Warner Bros.) Wally Pfister WINNER
  • “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company) Danny Cohen
  • “The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Jeff Cronenweth
  • “True Grit” (Paramount) Roger Deakins
Achievement in costume design
  • “Alice in Wonderland” (Walt Disney) Colleen Atwood WINNER
  • “I Am Love” (Magnolia Pictures) Antonella Cannarozzi
  • “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company) Jenny Beavan
  • “The Tempest” (Miramax) Sandy Powell
  • “True Grit” (Paramount) Mary Zophres
Achievement in directing
  • “Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight) Darren Aronofsky
  • “The Fighter” (Paramount) David O. Russell
  • “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company) Tom Hooper WINNER
  • “The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing) David Fincher
  • “True Grit” (Paramount) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Best documentary feature
  • “Exit through the Gift Shop” (Producers Distribution Agency) A Paranoid Pictures Production, Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz
  • “Gasland” A Gasland Production, Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
  • “Inside Job” (Sony Pictures Classics) A Representational Pictures Production, Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs WINNER
  • “Restrepo” (National Geographic Entertainment) An Outpost Films Production, Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
  • “Waste Land” (Arthouse Films) An Almega Projects Production, Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley
Best documentary short subject
  • “Killing in the Name” A Moxie Firecracker Films Production

  • “Poster Girl” A Portrayal Films Production
  • “Strangers No More” A Simon & Goodman Picture Company Production, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon WINNER
  • “Sun Come Up” A Sun Come Up Production, Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
  • “The Warriors of Qiugang” A Thomas Lennon Films Production, Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon
Achievement in film editing
  • “Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight) Andrew Weisblum
  • “The Fighter” (Paramount) Pamela Martin
  • “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company) Tariq Anwar
  • “127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight) Jon Harris
  • “The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter WINNER
Best foreign language film of the year
  • “Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions) A Menage Atroz, Mod Producciones and Ikiru Films Production, Mexico
  • “Dogtooth” (Kino International) A Boo Production, Greece
  • “In a Better World” (Sony Pictures Classics) A Zentropa Production, Denmark WINNER
  • “Incendies” (Sony Pictures Classics) A Micro-Scope Production, Canada
  • “Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)” (Cohen Media Group) A Tassili Films Production, Algeria
Achievement in makeup
  • “Barney’s Version” (Sony Pictures Classics) Adrien Morot
  • “The Way Back” (Newmarket Films in association withWrekin Hill Entertainment and Image Entertainment)
  • Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and YolandaToussieng
  • “The Wolfman” (Universal) Rick Baker and Dave Elsey WINNER
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
  • “How to Train Your Dragon” (Paramount) John Powell
  • “Inception” (Warner Bros.) Hans Zimmer
  • “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company) Alexandre Desplat
  • “127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight) A.R. Rahman
  • “The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross WINNER
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
  • “Coming Home” from “Country Strong” (Sony Pictures Releasing (Screen Gems)) Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
  • “I See the Light” from “Tangled” (Walt Disney) Music by Alan Menken, Lyric by Glenn Slater
  • “If I Rise” from “127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight) Music by A.R. Rahman, Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
  • “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3” (Walt Disney) Music and Lyric by Randy Newman WINNER
Best motion picture of the year
  • “Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight) A Protozoa and Phoenix Pictures Production, Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
  • “The Fighter” (Paramount) A Relativity Media Production, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and MarkWahlberg, Producers
  • “Inception” (Warner Bros.) A Warner Bros. UK Services Production, Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
  • “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features)An Antidote Films, Mandalay Vision and Gilbert Films Production, Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
  • “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company)A See-Saw Films and Bedlam Production, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin,Producers WINNER
  • “127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight)An Hours Production, Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson,Producers
  • “The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing) A Columbia Pictures Production, Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
  • “Toy Story 3” (Walt Disney)A Pixar Production, Darla K. Anderson, Producer
  • “True Grit” (Paramount) A Paramount Pictures Production, Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
  • “Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions) A Winter’s Bone Production Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers
Best animated short film
  • “Day & Night” (Walt Disney) A Pixar Animation Studios Production, Teddy Newton
  • “The Gruffalo” A Magic Light Pictures Production, Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
  • “Let’s Pollute” A Geefwee Boedoe Production, Geefwee Boedoe
  • “The Lost Thing” (Nick Batzias for Madman Entertainment)A Passion Pictures Australia Production, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann WINNER
  • “Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” A Sacrebleu Production, Bastien Dubois
Best live action short film
  • “The Confession” (National Film and Television School) A National Film and Television School Production, Tanel Toom
  • “The Crush” (Network Ireland Television) A Purdy Pictures Production, Michael Creagh
  • “God of Love” A Luke Matheny Production, Luke Matheny WINNER
  • “Na Wewe” (Premium Films) A CUT! Production, Ivan Goldschmidt
  • “Wish 143” A Swing and Shift Films/Union Pictures Production, Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite
Achievement in sound editing
  • “Inception” (Warner Bros.) Richard King WINNER
  • “Toy Story 3” (Walt Disney) Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
  • “Tron: Legacy” (Walt Disney) Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
  • “True Grit” (Paramount) Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
  • “Unstoppable” (20th Century Fox) Mark P. Stoeckinger
Achievement in sound mixing
  • “Inception” (Warner Bros.) Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick WINNER
  • “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company) Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
  • “Salt” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
  • “The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
  • “True Grit” (Paramount) Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland
Achievement in visual effects
  • “Alice in Wonderland” (Walt Disney) Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” (Warner Bros.) Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
  • “Hereafter” (Warner Bros.) Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
  • “Inception” (Warner Bros.) Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb WINNER
  • “Iron Man 2” (Paramount and Marvel Entertainment, Distributed by Paramount) Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick
Adapted screenplay
  • “127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight) Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
  • “The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin WINNER
  • “Toy Story 3” (Walt Disney) Screenplay by Michael Arndt Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
  • “True Grit” (Paramount) Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • “Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions) Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini
Original screenplay
  • “Another Year” (Sony Pictures Classics) Written by Mike Leigh
  • “The Fighter” (Paramount) Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson, Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
  • “Inception” (Warner Bros.) Written by Christopher Nolan
  • “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features) Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
  • “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company) Screenplay by David Seidler WINNER

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