Last night, Jon and I stayed up till the wee small hours of Monday morning to bring the 83rd Academy Awards to you live as it happened. You can see the fruits of Jon’s labour right here as he provided a commentary while I was on Twitter conversing with anyone else who happened to be watching the extremely drawn our commercial ridden ABC broadcast!

I thought it might be worth bringing you a summary of who won what which you can see below.

So the main winners were:

  • The Kings Speech won four awards including Best Picture
  • The Social Network won three
  • Inception won four awards which were all technical
  • Black Swan only brought home one award for Best Actress (Natalie Portman)
  • Toy Story 3 won two awards
  • True Grit came away empty handed

Best Picture

  • “The King’s Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

Best Director

  • “The King’s Speech” Tom Hooper

Music (Original Song)

  • “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3? Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Film Editing

  • “The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Visual Effects

  • “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

Documentary (Feature)

  • “Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

Short Film (Live Action)

  • “God of Love” Luke Matheny

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • “Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

Costume Design

  • “Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood


  • “The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Sound Editing

  • “Inception” Richard King

Sound Mixing

  • “Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

Music (Original Score)

  • “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Bale in “The Fighter”

Foreign Language Film

  • “In a Better World” Denmark

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • “The King’s Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • “The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

Best Animated Feature

  • Toy Story 3

Short Film (Animated)

  • “The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”

Art Direction

  • “Alice in Wonderland” – Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara


  • “Inception” Wally Pfister