The King of Oscar night
Karen Moltenbrey
February 28, 2011

The King of Oscar night

HOLLYWOOD — To no one’s surprise, The King’s Speech took home the Oscar gold last night, earning the statuette in four categories, including Best Picture. In a more heated race, Inception won for Best Visual Effects, beating Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Hereafter, and Iron Man 2. 

Meanwhile, Toy Story 3 bested the competition in the Animated Feature category, beating How to Train Your Dragon and Illusionist. In the Film Editing slot, Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter won for their work on The Social Network. The work on Inception received the gold for Sound Editing (Richard King) and Sound Mixing (Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick). The award for Best Art Direction went to Robert Stromberg (production design) and Karen O'Hara (set decoration) for Alice in Wonderland. And, The Lost Thing was selected as the Best Animated Short Film.
Here’s a list of the winners:

Best Picture: “The King’s Speech”
Best Actor: Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
Best Director: Tom Hooper, “The Kings Speech”
Best Original Song: “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3”
Best Film Editing: “The Social Network,” Angus Wall & Kirk Baxter
Best Visual Effects: “Inception,” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley & Peter Bebb
Best Documentary Feature: “Inside Job”
Best Short Film (Live Action): “God of Love,” Luke Matheny
Best Documentary (Short Subject): “Strangers No More”
Best Costume Design: “Alice in Wonderland,” Colleen Atwood
Best Makeup: “The Wolfman,” Rick Baker & Dave Elsey
Best Sound Editing: “Inception,” Richard King
Best Sound Mixing: “Inception,” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo & Ed Novick
Best Original Score: “The Social Network,” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
Best Foreign Language Film: “In a Better World,” Denmark
Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler, “The King’s Speech”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”
Best Animated Feature Film: “Toy Story 3”
Best Short Film (Animated): “The Lost Thing,” Shaun Tan & Andrew Ruhemann
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”
Best Cinematography: “Inception,” Wally Pfister
Best Art Direction: “Alice in Wonderland,” Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara