‘The King’s Speech’ was the big winner at the 2011 Oscars, winning four awards, including Best Picture.
The film tied fellow Best Picture nominee ‘Inception’ in total Oscars, as the latter took home Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects.
In the supporting categories, Christian Bale’s knockout performance in ‘The Fighter’ won him the award for Best Supporting Actor. Not only did Bale deliver a heartfelt and emotional speech, but he also managed to get the crowd laughing while also throwing out a plug to Dicky Eklund, the real-life boxer his role was based on.
Much to the surprise of no one, Natalie Portman took the stage to graciously accept the award for Best Actress for her performance as the insane ballet dancer Nina Sayers in ‘Black Swan.’ This is Portman’s first win and second overall nomination. She was previously nominated for her performance in Mike Nichols’ 2004 drama ‘Closer.’
Posted in: Misc.– February 28, 2011