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And the Oscar Goes to… (Full List of Winners)

Posted on 27 February 2011 by Quaid

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards have come and gone, and our live webcast went smashingly. Now here’s the full list of winners, submitted for your consideration.

BEST PICTURE
“The King’s Speech”

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Colin Firth for “The King’s Speech”

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Natalie Portman for “Black Swan”

DIRECTING
Tom Hooper for “The King’s Speech”

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Christian Bale for “The Fighter”

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Melissa Leo for “The Fighter”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“In a Better World” – Denmark

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Toy Story 3″

SCREENPLAY (Adapted)
Aaron Sorkin for “The Social Network”

SCREENPLAY (Original)
David Seidler for “The King’s Speech”

ART DIRECTION
“Alice in Wonderland”

CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Inception”

COSTUME DESIGN
“Alice in Wonderland”

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“Inside Job”

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
“Strangers No More”

FILM EDITING
“The Social Network”

MAKEUP
“The Wolfman”

MUSIC (SCORE)
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for “The Social Network”

MUSIC (SONG)
‘We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3″

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
“The Lost Thing”

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
“God of Love”

SOUND EDITING
“Inception”

SOUND MIXING
“Inception”

VISUAL EFFECTS
“Inception”

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Musings on the Ten-Nominee System and a flimsy excuse for a belated top 10 of 2010

Posted on 25 February 2011 by ShepRamsey

We’re in the second year of the Oscars’ ten-nominee format, and I’m just not sure how I feel about it. When I first heard about the change, I was all for it. It gave less likely films a shot at some glory Continue Reading

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How a Movie Review is Like a Drive-By Shooting – When in Rome

Posted on 22 February 2011 by ChloeG

It could have been so easy to take down this movie. It’s dumb, it’s cutsie, it’s only got a so-so script, and the people in it are all too pretty in an offbeat sort of way. This is the bread and butter of reviewerdom: the gimmie review where you point out all of the shortcomings not just of a movie, but of an entire genre. And that is where the mistake lies. Continue Reading

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MCS Hosts the Oscars! Live Webcast This Sunday!

Posted on 21 February 2011 by Quaid

Yes, ladies and gents, it’s that time again.  Oscar time.  This Sunday the stars will strut their stuff on the red carpet.  Who will win, and who will lose?  Who is the best dressed, and who’s the worst?   Continue Reading

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Thor‘s Full Theatrical Trailer! So THAT’s why they hired Kenneth Branagh

Posted on 18 February 2011 by Quaid

I love Kenneth Branagh. Especially his work on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein which, other than the name, has about as much in common with Mary Shelley’s book as the 1931 classic. Continue Reading

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Blue Valentine: Where did we go wrong?

Posted on 17 February 2011 by HansKlopek

“Blue Valentine” stands back from its characters, watching carefully as they slowly crumble. Most movies are fairly clear about how they want you to feel, but this movie leaves those questions completely in the audience’s lap. Continue Reading

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