The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) happened last night, uneventful and predictable as usual. Hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway did a bland job and their intro sucked. I felt like I was watching some dated MTV Movie Awards ceremony. Awful. You know jokes are dated when they bring up Back to the Future references.
I guess the Academy Awards wanted an award show where celebrities weren’t be made fun of, and this is the result of it…which sucks. Hollywood and the whiny media can say what they want about Gervais, but the guy knows how deliver funny & MEMORABLE moments. But besides that, everyone expected to see The King’s Speech take home the biggest awards and it did. I remember back when this movie was premiering earlier this year, and I thought it was going to be perfect Oscar bait. It’s a great film though. I’m happy with the King’s Speech winning, even though Inception should have won a lot of awards too.
Trent Reznor won an Oscar for his score for Social Network, which I just watched yesterday for the first time. Compelling and interesting movie, boring score. I felt the score was not fitting for the movie and felt like it should have been in a bad horror remake, produced by Michael Bay. Maybe I have to listen to the score again but Hans Zimmer’s score for Inception was by far the best score of the year.
Aaron Sorkin deservedly won for The Social Network. Who would have thought about Zuckerberg and Facebook would be interesting!? Christian Bale was deserving of Best Supporting Actor, although Geoffry Rush deserved it as well for King’s Speech. He really made that movie. Banksy didn’t win, which is disappointing, and Inception picked up a few awards for the technical stuff. Natalie Portman won for Black Swan, which just goes to show you. If you have lesbian sex on screen, you’ll win an Oscar (ie. Hilary Swank).
All in all, get a comedian to host the Oscars next year or someone interesting (Kevin Spacey?). Reward good movies like Inception for the top prize. The King’s Speech is an excellent movie but I enjoyed Inception a lot more.
83rd Annual Academy Award Winners
1. Best Picture: “The King’s Speech.”
2. Actor: Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech.”
3. Actress: Natalie Portman, “Black Swan.”
4. Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, “The Fighter.”
5. Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, “The Fighter.”
6. Directing: Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech.”
7. Foreign Language Film: “In a Better World,” Denmark.
8. Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network.”
9. Original Screenplay: David Seidler, “The King’s Speech.”
10. Animated Feature Film: “Toy Story 3.”
11. Art Direction: “Alice in Wonderland.”
12. Cinematography: “Inception.”
13. Sound Mixing: “Inception.”
14. Sound Editing: “Inception.”
15. Original Score: “The Social Network,” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
16. Original Song: “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3,” Randy Newman.
17. Costume Design: “Alice in Wonderland.”
18. Documentary Feature: “Inside Job.”
19. Documentary (short subject): “Strangers No More.”
20. Film Editing: “The Social Network.”
21. Makeup: “The Wolfman.”
22. Animated Short Film: “The Lost Thing.”
23. Live Action Short Film: “God of Love.”
24. Visual Effects: “Inception.”