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Oscars: 'Alice in Wonderland' wins for costume design

Colleen “Alice in Wonderland’s” Colleen Atwood was awarded the Oscar for costume design at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night.

Atwood is a nine-time Oscar nominee, and she’s won twice before -– for “Memoirs of Geisha” (2005) and “Chicago” (2002).

Atwood competed against Antonella Cannarozzi for “I Am Love,” Jenny Beavan for “The King’s Speech,” Sandy Powell for “The Tempest” and Mary Zophres for “True Grit.”

The Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

-- Rick Rojas

Photo:  "Alice in Wonderland" winner Colleen Atwood. Credit: Getty Images.

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Oscars: 'Inception' wins for sound mixing

Mixing "Inception" won the Oscar for sound mixing at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night.

Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick received the award for their work on the Christopher Nolan film. The trio was nominated for the same award for "The Dark Knight," also directed by Nolan, two years ago.

"Inception" was competing against "The King's Speech," "Salt," "The Social Network" and "True Grit."

The Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

-- Nardine Saad

Photo: Lora Hirschberg, Ed Novick and Gary A. Rizzo, right, accept the Oscar for best sound mixing for "Inception." Credit: Associated Press.

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Oscars: David Seidler's ‘The King’s Speech’ wins for original screenplay

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David Seidler won the Oscar for original screenplay for “The King’s Speech” at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. It was the first Oscar win for Seidler, who was considered the favorite in this category. Though ineligible for a Writers Guild of America nomination, Seidler won the British Independent Film Award and the BAFTA, the British equivalent of the Academy Award, and was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Seidler was competing against Mike Leigh for “Another Year”; Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson and Keith Dorrington for “The Fighter”; Christopher Nolan for “Inception”; and Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg for “The Kids Are All Right.”

The Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

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-- Susan King

Photo: David Seidler. Credit: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times


Oscars: Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Social Network’ wins for adapted screenplay

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Aaron Sorkin won the Oscar for adapted screenplay for “The Social Network” at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. It’s the first Oscar win for Sorkin, whose screenplay chronicles the creation of Facebook. Sorkin was considered the favorite in this category, having won almost every adapted screenplay award this season, including those from such critics groups as the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. and the National Society of Film Critics, as well as the Golden Globe and Writers Guild Award.

Sorkin was competing against Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy for “127 Hours,” Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich for “Toy Story 3,” Joel and Ethan Coen for “True Grit,” and Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini for “Winter’s Bone.”

The Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

-- Susan King

Photo: Aaron Sorkin at home. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

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Oscars: 'The Social Network's' Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross wins for original music score

Reznor "The Social Network's" Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won the Oscar for original music score at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. This was the first Oscar win for each composer. The duo also won the Golden Globe this year for their work on the film.

Reznor and Ross were competing against Hans Zimmer for "Inception," Alexandre Desplat for "The King's Speech," A.R. Rahman for "127 Hours," and John Powell for "How to Train Your Dragon."

The Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

-- Nardine Saad

Photo: Trent Reznor, left, and Atticus Ross accept the Oscar for original score for "The Social Network." Credit: Associated Press.

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Oscars: David Seidler's ‘The King’s Speech’ wins for original screenplay

Seidler David Seidler won the Oscar for original screenplay for “The King’s Speech” at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. It was the first Oscar win for Seidler, who was considered the favorite in this category. Though ineligible for a Writers Guild of America nomination, Seidler won the British Independent Film Award and the BAFTA, the British equivalent of the Academy Award, and was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Seidler was competing against Mike Leigh for “Another Year”; Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson and Keith Dorrington for “The Fighter”; Christopher Nolan for “Inception”; and Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg for “The Kids Are All Right.”

The Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

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-- Susan King

Photo: David Seidler with his Oscar. Credit: Associated Press.


Oscars: 'Inception' wins for cinematography

Wally "Inception's" Wally Pfister won the Oscar for cinematography at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night.

This is Pfister's fourth Oscar nomination and first win. Earlier this month, he won the American Society of Cinematographers' award for feature film.

Pfister competed against Matthew Libatique for "Black Swan," Danny Cohen for "The King’s Speech," Jeff Cronenweth for "The Social Network" and Roger Deakins for "True Grit."

The Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

— Rick Rojas

Photo: Wally Pfister and his Academy Award. Credit: Associated Press.

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Oscars: 'Alice in Wonderland' wins for art direction

Alice "Alice in Wonderland" won the Oscar for art direction at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night.

Production designer Robert Stromberg also won the prize last year for his work on James Cameron's "Avatar." Set decorator Karen O'Hara was nominated once before, in 1987, for "The Color of Money."

"Alice" competed against “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows –- Part 1,” "Inception," "The King's Speech" and "True Grit."

The Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

-- Rick Rojas

Photo: "Alice in Wonderland." Credit: Disney

 

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Spirit Awards: 'The King's Speech' wins best foreign film

 

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Academy Award front-runner "The King's Speech," director Tom Hooper's drama about King George VI's attempts to overcome a debilitating stammer, has won the Film Independent Spirit Award for best foreign film, representing Britain. The film is vying for 12 Oscars at Sunday's 83rd Academy Awards.

Photo: Colin Firth in "The King's Speech" Credit: The Weinstein Co.


MPAA awards PG-13 rating to alternative version of 'The King's Speech'

 

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Just two days before the 83rd Academy Awards, the Motion Picture Assoc. of America announced that it has assigned a PG-13 rating to an alternate version of "The King's Speech" in which, a source says, the contentious F-words have been muted out.

According to a statement released by the MPAA, the organization, along with its cohorts at the National Association of Theatre Owners, have also waived a rule that required the distributor to fully withdraw the original version of the film from theaters for 90 days before replacing it with an alternative. Said MPAA's interim president and CEO Bob Pisano,"The Weinstein Co. has undertaken a commitment to ensure, through a revised advertising campaign, that it will be clear to consumers that a newly rated version of this film is coming to theaters near them. In this case a waiver is justified."

"The King's Speech," which is nominated for 12 Academy Awards, has already grossed $106 million domestically. The new version should assist the film in gaining an even wider audience.

— Nicole Sperling

Photo: Colin Firth in "The King's Speech" Credit: The Weinstein Co.


Experts' Oscar predictions in all 24 categories

Below are the complete, updated Oscar predictions of six of our Buzzmeter pundits: Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly), Sasha Stone (AwardsDaily), Anne Thompson (Indiewire), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere) and me. Please give us your Academy Award predictions at The Envelope's Oscar ballot.

-- Tom O'Neil

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BEST PICTURE
"Black Swan"
"The Fighter"
"Inception"
"The Kids Are All Right"
"The King's Speech" -- Karger, O'Neil, Thompson
"127 Hours"
"The Social Network" -- Stone, Travers, Wells
"Toy Story 3"
"True Grit"
"Winter's Bone"

DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky, "Black Swan"
David O. Russell, "The Fighter"
Tom Hooper, "The King's Speech"
David Fincher, "The Social Network" -- Karger, O'Neil, Stone, Thompson, Travers, Wells
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "True Grit"

LEAD ACTOR
Javier Bardem, "Biutiful"
Jeff Bridges, "True Grit"
Jesse Eisenberg, "The Social Network"
Colin Firth, "The King's Speech" -- Karger, O'Neil, Stone, Thompson, Travers, Wells
James Franco, "127 Hours"

LEAD ACTRESS
Annette Bening, "The Kids Are All Right" -- Thompson, Travers
Nicole Kidman, "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Winter's Bone"
Natalie Portman, "Black Swan" -- Karger, O'Neil, Stone, Wells
Michelle Williams, "Blue Valentine"

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, "The Fighter" --  Karger, O'Neil, Thompson, Travers, Wells
John Hawkes, "Winter's Bone"
Jeremy Renner, "The Town"
Mark Ruffalo, "The Kids Are All Right"
Geoffrey Rush, "The King's Speech" -- Stone



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The Noble truth: Satirist spoofs the Oscar race for best picture

Check out the latest video mischief by our forums moderator Matt Noble, an Oscar nut who's a master satirist, deft performer and one-man-band video production company. Click here to view a screamingly hilarious job sorting out the Academy Award contenders for best picture. Also see his video spoofs of nominees "The King's Speech," "127 Hours," "The Fighter" and "Black Swan." (Warning: some videos contain harsh language.)

Let's all agree: Matt deserves an Oscar for all of these performances next year! Side note: Yes, that's an Aussie accent you hear in his own speech. Matt lives in Sydney.

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-- Tom O'Neil

Photo: Matt Noble



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