Monday 28 February 2011

Movie: 83rd Annual Academy Awards

Image from Rachel Rambles
The hottest topic for the day is of course the 83rd Academy Awards which was held this morning in Hong Kong time. I was lucky enough not to be at work, so I managed to watch most of the show on TV.

Colin Firth
Image from vancouversun
The King's Speech wins big at Oscars today, with the film grabbing the Best Motion Picture, the Best Achievement in Directing, the Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, and of course, the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Colin Firth. The trailer was so intriguing that I am definitely not going to miss this one in the cinema.

Natalie Portman
Image from vancouversun
The Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role goes to Black Swan's Natalie Portman, who went on to the stage with her unborn baby, received thunderous well-deserved applause for her stunning performance in the film, in which she has to act out psychotic symptoms of strong delusions, visual hallucinations and paranoia.

The Social Network
Image from Screen Rant
A pity for the Golden Globe super winner The Social Network today as the film only managed to claim  the Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published, the Best Achievement in Editing and the Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score.

Other highlights of the show was Anne Hathaway, who has put herself in not less than 6 different dresses in one night, all of which stunningly glamorous! I bet some, if not all of them, are sponsored by Prada! She's never my type but did show off well today. Here's one of the dresses.

Anne Hathaway
Image from CBS News
But talking about hot prettiness, I pick Scarlett Johansson in her see-through plum Dolce & Gabbana Qipao!

Scarlett Johansson
Image from vancouversun
Toy Story 3 clinched the Best Animated Feature Film of the Year without much of a fight from How to Train Your Dragon, but next year, the fight will be much tougher.

Toy Story 3
Image from cbc
Inception wins several awards too, but the most deserved of all is the Best Achievement in Visual Effects.
Image from charcoal4
Just look at that! No movie got better this this year!

Road to the Oscars'11 @ IMDb

Black Swan @ Wikipedia

Black Swan @ IMDb

The King's Speech 2010 Trailer @ YouTube