These Are The 83rd Annual Oscar Winners

For those counting at home, Crave Online predicted 19 out of 24 winners correctly. Boosh!

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

We hope you won your Oscar pool. Crave Online sure did. Our Oscar predictions last week were, according to our calculators, 80% correct. Although The King’s Speech took home the big awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay it was completely shut out of the technical awards, which were mostly split between The Social Network, with three wins, and Inception. In fact, Inception ended up tying The King’s Speech for the most awards won, with four Oscars a piece. We guess the Academy really did like it after all. The rest of the Oscars would be divvied up between Alice in Wonderland, The Fighter and Toy Story 3, which took home two Academy Awards each, as well as Black Swan and The Wolfman which each garnered a single win.

We inaccurately predicted that David Fincher would eke out a win for Best Director as a sort of silver medal for losing Best Picture to the more conventional awards darling The King’s Speech, and perhaps naively hoped that Roger Deakins’ epic cinematography for True Grit would earn him his first ever Academy Award after nine times at bat. Alas, Tom Hooper scored the directing gold (sigh…) and Wally Pfister took home the Best Cinematography Oscar for Inception. We can’t exactly say Deakins was robbed: Pfister turned in some incredible work on Nolan’s masterpiece. We suppose the Academy only likes to reward actors, directors and screenwriters based on whether their win would make a good story. It took them long enough to give Randy Newman his first Oscar, after all… 

The other three categories we flubbed – Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short Subject and Best Animated Short Subject – are always a bit of a crap shoot. We suspected the polish of The Gruffalo would win out over the quirky charms of The Lost Thing for Best Animated Short, but we can’t claim we’re unhappy that the laconic Australian gem won an Academy Award. Inside Job took home the Oscar instead of the much-hyped Exit Through The Gift Shop, proving for the second time last night that the Academy doesn’t always vote based on whose win would make the most headlines (except in the acting, writing and directing categories, naturally), and Strangers No More won the Academy Award for Documentary Short instead of Killing in the Name. Both had a fairly equal chance, we just picked the wrong one. And yet, somehow, life goes on…

Here is the complete list of Academy Award winners by category. Enjoy!

(CORRECTION: When first published this article mistakenly indicated that Amy Adams won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, instead of her co-star Melissa Leo. Whoops. The error has been corrected. Our apologies.)

Best Motion Picture of the Year: Iaine Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin, The King’s Speech

Best Achievement in Directing: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: David Heidler, The King’s Speech

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year: Lee Unkrich, Toy Story 3

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year: Susanne Bier, In A Better World (Denmark)

Best Achievement in Cinematography: Wally Pfister, Inception

Best Achievement in Editing: Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall, The Social Network

Best Achievement in Art Direction: Robert Stromberg, Karen O’Hara, Alice in Wonderland

Best Achievement in Costume Design: Colleen Atwood, Alice in Wonderland

Best Achievement in Makeup: Rick Baker, Dave Elsey, The Wolfman

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score: Trent Reznor, Atticus Finch, The Social Network

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song: Randy Newman, Toy Story 3 ("We Belong Together")

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing: Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, Ed Novick, Inception

Best Achievement in Sound Editing: Richard King, Inception

Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, Pete Bebb, Paul J. Franklin, Inception

Best Documentary, Features: Charles Ferguson, Audrey Marrs, Inside Job

Best Documentary, Short Subjects: Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon, Strangers No More

Best Short Film, Animated: Shaun Tan, Andrew Ruhemann, The Lost Thing

Best Short Film, Live-Action: Luke Matheny, The God of Love

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