83rd Academy Awards

The Academy Awards 2011 was held on 27 February 2011 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. It was the 83rd ceremony of the Academy Award since it was first awarded in 1929. During the Academy Awards films of the previous year are always excellent, in this case, the films of the year 2010.

The Oscar nominations were announced on January 25, 2011 in Beverly Hills. Was considered a favorite of the historical film The King's Speech by Tom Hooper - the British production had been included in twelve categories and won four awards ( Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor - Colin Firth, Best Original Screenplay ). Also four times in technical categories Christopher Nolan's science-fiction film Inception was awarded. Ethan and Joel Coen's Western remake True Grit had received ten nominations, but was unable to win the coveted statuettes. David Fincher's The Social Network had in the run-up to the American film award season dominated for a long time. The drama about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg won three awards ( Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Editing ).

As favorites of the awards for the best actor Colin Firth next to the Golden Globe Award- winner Natalie Portman ( Black Swan ), Christian Bale and Melissa Leo were considered (both for The Fighter ) who could win the Oscars too.

German filmmakers were represented in the sub- categories, but remained unprämiert. Jakob Schuh and Max Lang had for The Gruffalo for Best Animated Short been taken into account, but had to give the Australian contribution The Lost Thing beaten. Film composer Hans Zimmer has been nominated for his work on Inception for the ninth time for the film award. The Munich- Stephan Trojansky competed with Hereafter - Life after by the Oscar for best special effects, but which was awarded to the team of Inception.

  • 2.1 Best Picture
  • 2.2 Best Director
  • 2.3 Best Actor
  • 2.4 Best Actress
  • 2.5 Best Supporting Actor
  • 2.6 Best Supporting Actress
  • 2.7 Best Original Screenplay
  • 2.8 Best Adapted Screenplay
  • 2.9 Best Animated Feature
  • 2:10 Best Foreign Language Film
  • 2:11 Best Animated Short Film
  • 2:12 Best Short Film
  • 2:13 Best Art
  • 2:14 Best Cinematography
  • 2:15 Best Costume Design
  • 2:16 Best Documentary
  • 2:17 Best Short Documentary
  • 2:18 Best Editing
  • 2:19 Best Make -Up
  • 2:20 Best Film Music
  • 2:21 Best Original Song
  • 2:22 Best Sound
  • 2:23 Best Sound Editing
  • 2:24 Best Visual Effects

Data for the award

The nominations were announced by the actress and last year's Oscar winner Mo'Nique (Precious ) and AMPAS President Tom Sherak on January 25, 2011. The actual ceremony took place traditionally held a month later. The awards for science and technology have been like in previous years, 12 February 2011, awarded in a specially designed Gala.


By Gala led the two actors Anne Hathaway and James Franco.


After ten in 2010 instead of the previous five films were nominated for Best Picture, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced to innovate also in two other categories.

  • The number of films that can be nominated in the category Best Visual Effects has been increased from three years to five films so far. This should also genreunübliche films ( ie films that do not originate from the area of ​​fantasy or science fiction ) found at the Academy Awards consideration.
  • The minimum length of a film can be nominated in the category Best Animated Feature Film, has been reduced from 70 minutes to 40 minutes now. At the same time should only those movies in this category find recording, the image are animated by frame, whether drawn by hand or generated on the computer. Films in which was thus worked with actors with motion capture and such as the 2006 film produced Monster House, should be nominated and awarded Best Film only in the category.

Submissions for the category " Best Foreign Language Film "

Each country could suggest a movie for best foreign language film. The nomination period ended on 1 October 2010. A total of 66 films were submitted, including for the first productions from Ethiopia and Greenland. From these proposals, a selection committee chose the five Oscar nominations.

Germany sent Feo Aladag drama Die Fremde in the race. Austria's candidate was the Austro- Italian co-production La Pivellina. Switzerland had the French- language film La petite chambre of Stéphanie and Véronique Reymond Chuat nominated. In addition, the Berlinale winners were Bal - Honey for Turkey and the Thai film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, winner of the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, is proposed.

On 19 January 2011 the AMPAS announced a shortlist of nine films known that could be nominated for an Oscar. In contrast to the Golden Globe Awards, which are often interpreted as a barometer for the Oscars, the contributions from France, Italy and Russia were not considered. Kokuhaku (Japan, Director: Tetsuya Nakashima ), and then the rain (Spain, Director: Icíar Bollaín ), Beloved Life ( South Africa, directed by Oliver Schmitz ) and In space there are no feelings (Sweden, Director: Andreas Öhman ) came next the five later productions nominated on the shortlist.

Award winners and nominees

Best Picture

Presented by Steven Spielberg

The King's Speech - Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin

Best Director

Presented by Kathryn Bigelow

Tom Hooper - The King's Speech

Best Actor

Presented by Sandra Bullock

Colin Firth - The King's Speech

Best Actress

Presented by Jeff Bridges

Natalie Portman - Black Swan

Best Supporting Actor

Presented by Reese Witherspoon

Christian Bale - The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress

Presented by Kirk Douglas

Melissa Leo - The Fighter

Best Original Screenplay

Presented by Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin

The King's Speech - David Seidler

Best Adapted Screenplay

Presented by Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin

The Social Network - Aaron Sorkin

Best Animated film

Presented by Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake

Toy Story 3 - Lee Unkrich

Best Foreign Language Film

Presented by Helen Mirren and Russell Brand

In a Better World (Denmark) - Directed by: Susanne Bier

Best Animated Short Film

Presented by Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake

Best Short Film

Presented by Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal

God of Love - Luke Matheny

Best Art

Presented by Tom Hanks

Alice in Wonderland - Robert Stromberg and Karen O'Hara

Best Camera

Presented by Tom Hanks

Inception - Wally Pfister

Best Costume Design

Presented by Cate Blanchett

Alice in Wonderland - Colleen Atwood

Best Documentary

Presented by Oprah Winfrey

Inside Job - Charles H. Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

Best Short Documentary

Presented by Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal

Strangers No More - Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

Best Editing

Presented by Robert Downey Jr. and Law Jew

The Social Network - Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall

Best Make -Up

Presented by Cate Blanchett

Wolfman - Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Best Original Score

Presented by Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman

The Social Network - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Original Song

Presented by Jennifer Hudson

Toy Story 3 - Randy Newman ( We Belong Together)

Best Sound

Presented by Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey

Inception - Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo and Ed Novick

Best Sound Editing

Presented by Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey

Inception - Richard King

Best Visual Effects

Presented by Robert Downey Jr. and Law Jew

Inception - Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

Honorary Oscars

Like every year, the Academy awarded honorary Oscars in 2011:

The award ceremony took place on November 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, in the absence of Jean -Luc Godard instead.