83rd Academy Awards.

83rd Academy Awards

83rd Academy Awards
83rd Academy Awards poster.jpg
Official poster
Date Sunday, February 27, 2011
Site Kodak Theatre
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Pre-show Tim Gunn
Maria Menounos
Robin Roberts
Krista Smith
Host James Franco
Anne Hathaway
Producer Bruce Cohen
Don Mischer
Director Don Mischer
Best Picture The King's Speech
Most awards Inception and The King's Speech (4)
Most nominations The King's Speech (12)
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 15 minutes
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The 83rd Academy Awards, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2010. The ceremony took place on February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. During the ceremony, Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) were awarded in 24 competitive categories. The ceremony was televised in the United States on ABC. Actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway co-hosted the ceremony, marking the first time for each.
Nominations for the 2010 awards were announced on January 25, 2011. The King's Speech received the most nominations with twelve. True Grit followed with ten and then The Social Network and Inception, with eight each. Toy Story 3, the highest grossing film of 2010, became the third animated film to be nominated for Best Picture; it was also nominated for four other awards including Best Animated Feature.
The King's Speech won four awards, all in major categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay. Inception also tied with four awards, all in the technical categories.

The nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced on January 25, 2011, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, by Tom Sherak, president of AMPAS, and Mo'Nique, winner of the 2009 Best Supporting Actress Oscar. For 2010, Academy Awards of Merit were presented in 24 competitive categories.
Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Writing – Original Screenplay Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay
Best Animated Feature Best Foreign Language Film
Best Documentary – Feature Best Documentary – Short Subject
Best Live Action Short Film Best Animated Short Film
Best Original Score Best Original Song
Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Makeup Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing Best Visual Effects

Multiple awards and nominations

The following six films received multiple awards:
The following fourteen films received multiple nominations:

Honorary Academy Awards

The Academy held its 2nd Annual Governors Awards ceremony on November 13, 2010, during which the following awards were presented.

Academy Honorary Award

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award


Presenters as of February 27, 2011


Performers as of February 26, 2011

Red Carpet hosts

Ceremony information

Opting for a younger face for the ceremony, producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer chose James Franco and Anne Hathaway as co-hosts for the ceremony. Franco's nomination for Best Actor marks the first time since 1973 that an actor or actress has hosted the award ceremony in the same year that he or she was nominated for an acting award. At the 45th Academy Awards, Michael Caine co-hosted the ceremony and was nominated for Best Actor in Sleuth. The last host to win an acting award was David Niven, who won the Oscar for Best Actor in Separate Tables at the 31st Academy Awards in 1959.
This marks the first time since 1957 that an Academy Awards ceremony was co-hosted by a male/female duo. It is also the first time in the history of the awards broadcasts that a male/female duo will physically share the same stage in their hosting duties.
For the first time in ten years there was not a single African-American nominated in the four acting categories.

Voting trends and summary

For the second consecutive year, the field of major nominees included at least one blockbuster at the American and Canadian box offices. However, only three of the nominees had grossed over $100 million before the nominations were announced, compared with five from the previous year. The combined gross of the ten Best Picture nominees when the Oscars were announced was $1.2 billion, the second-highest ever behind 2009. The average gross was $119.3 million.
Two of the ten Best Picture nominees were among the top ten releases in box office during the nominations. At the time of the announcement of nominations on January 25, Toy Story 3 was the highest-grossing film among the Best Picture nominees with $414.9 million in domestic box office receipts.The only other top ten box office hit to receive a nomination was Inception which earned $292.5 million. Among the remaining eight nominees, True Grit was the next-highest-grossing film with $137.9 million followed by The Social Network ($95.4  million), Black Swan $83.2 million, The Fighter ($72.6 million), The King's Speech ($57.3 million), The Kids Are All Right ($20.8 million), 127 Hours ($11.2 million), and finally Winter's Bone ($6.2 million).
Of the top 50 grossing movies of the year, 55 nominations went to 15 films on the list. Only Toy Story 3 (1st), Inception (5th), How to Train Your Dragon (9th), True Grit (17th), The Social Network (29th), The Town (32nd), Black Swan (38th), and The Fighter (45th) were nominated for directing, acting, screenwriting, Best Picture or Animated Feature. The other top-50 box office hits that earned nominations were Alice in Wonderland (2nd), Iron Man 2 (3rd), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (6th), Tangled (10th), Tron: Legacy (12th), Salt (21st), and Unstoppable (39th)
For the sixth year in a row the award for Best Picture went to an R rated film (The King's Speech). Despite having the second most nominations of the show with ten, True Grit failed to win anything.
This was the first time since 2000 when the winner of Best Picture also won Best Actor.

Leaked ceremony schedule

On February 25, 2011, reporter Nikki Finke leaked a purported detailed schedule for the entire ceremony on the website Deadline.com. The leaked schedule indicated that, among other details, Tom Hanks would present the first award of the night for Best Art Direction, hosts Franco and Hathaway would appear in an opening segment in which they are digitally inserted into the ten Best Picture nominated films, previous host Billy Crystal would make a guest appearance, Kathryn Bigelow would present the Best Director award, and Steven Spielberg would present the Best Picture award.


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