The 83rd Academy Awards were celebrated last night in Hollywood and few if any surprises were amongst the winners of cinema’s most coveted prize. Awards frontrunner The Kings Speech picked up four awards including Best Picture and Best Director. The Social Network won three, including Best Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay, but missed on on the bigger prizes that it was favourite for before The King’s Speech awards train came to town.

Elsewhere Christopher Nolan’s brilliant Inception picked up four technical awards, showing that the Academy too recognised it was something special, whilst Natalie Portman won Best Actress for her amazing performance in Black Swan, and The Fighter was doubly rewarded with both Best Supporting for Christian Bale and Melissa Leo.

Toy Story 3 shocked no-one by winning Best Animated Feature, but what is shocking is the fact that Alice in Wonderland is a two-time Oscar winner, for Best Costume and Best Art Direction.

Full list of winners:

Best Picture
The King’s Speech

Best Director
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech

Best Actor
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

Best Actress
Natalie Portman – Black Swan

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale – The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress
Melissa Leo – The Fighter

Best Foreign Language Film
In A Better World (Denmark)

Best Original Screenplay
David Seidler – The King’s Speech

Best Animation
Toy Story 3

Best Adapted Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network

Best Art Direction
Alice In Wonderland

Best Cinematography
Inception

Best Sound Mixing
Inception

Best Sound Editing
Inception

Best Original Song
Toy Story 3

Best Original Score
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Social Network

Best Costumes
Alice In Wonderland

Best Documentary Feature
Inside Job

Best Documentary Short
Strangers No More

Best Film Editing
The Social Network

Best Animated Short Film
The Lost Thing

Best Live Action Short Film
God Of Love

Best Visual Effects
Inception

Best Make-up
The Wolfman

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  1. Darren

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