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The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011)

TV-14 | | News | TV Special 27 February 2011
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The 83rd Annual Academy Awards honoring the best in film for the year 2010.

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Don Mischer, Troy Miller
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Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Credited cast:
Reese Witherspoon ... Self - Presenter
Tom Hanks ... Self - Presenter
Scarlett Johansson ... Self - Presenter
Jennifer Lawrence ... Self - Nominee
Christian Bale ... Self - Winner
Natalie Portman ... Self - Winner
Matthew McConaughey ... Self - Presenter
Hailee Steinfeld ... Self - Nominee
Amy Adams ... Self - Presenter
Anne Hathaway ... Self - Host
Robert Downey Jr. ... Self - Presenter
Zachary Levi ... Self - Performer
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Self - Presenter
Michelle Williams ... Self - Nominee
Hilary Swank ... Self - Presenter
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The 83rd Annual Academy Awards honoring the best in film for the year 2010.

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'Darren Aronofsky' qv) was originally attached to direct The Fighter (2010), but left to direct The Wrestler (2008) and was replaced by David O. Russell. At the 2011 Oscars, Aronofsky and Russell competed for the Best Director Oscar for Black Swan (2010) and The Fighter (2010). See more »

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David Seidler - Winner: Best Original Screenplay: The writer's speech, this is terrifying. My father always said to me I would be a late bloomer. I believe I am the oldest person to win this particular award. I hope that record is broken quickly and often. I'd like to thank my daughter Maya and my son Marc for having faith in their dad as I have faith in you. And I would like to thank my producers, my director, my cast... there's so many people and they're saying wrap up now; I'm sorry. I would like to thank Her Majesty the Queen for not ...
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Connections

Features The Fighter (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Smile
Written by John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons and Charles Chaplin
Performed by Céline Dion
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The Academy Listened
28 February 2011 | by abbott32See all my reviews

After panning last years Academy Awards program, I was quite pleased with this year's efforts on a number of levels. Hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco were a refreshing duo after last years debacle. I felt that it was a mistake last year to have co-hosts but Anne and James gave it their best and succeeded in every respect. I guess you have to have the right co-hosts. The writing was also crisper and there were no lame insulting jokes which, last year, only made the audience and viewers cringe and feel uncomfortable and left a bitter aftertaste. I apologize for comparing this year to last year's but can't help it because this year's show let's us all know how enjoyable and fun the program can be in the right hands. It appears as if The Academy listened to the critics from last year's program and made several changes which only enhanced this year's program.

The Memorial was especially touching and respectful this year and I was pleased to see that a perfect song was added and that, for the first time, the audience showed respect by not clapping at familiar names. I would love to know if, during the break or in written communications, the audience was told to not applaud or if they held the applause because Celine Dion was singing. In any event, it was about time. I agree with other reviewers that a few notable names were omitted.

I liked the tasteful homage to some of the old films, performers and hosts. Think that should be a staple of the Oscars. Good form to have Sandra Bullock, the highlight of last year's show, present the Best Actor award. I am also glad that the program did not try to do something weird with the best film scores and just showed how they sounded in and impacted the films.

I gave this year's Academy Awards an "8" and would have given it a higher rating except the sound mixing was messed up on the music, at least on my home theater system - not sure if that was due to editing a certain comment earlier. I also missed the thumbnail descriptions of the documentaries and international films. Can't recall if they were included last year.

All in all, though, this year's program was a noble effort and breezy show which only tended to enhance the suspense of the awards presentation.


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