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Oscars 2011: Gay Roundup

Winners Circle: Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Melissa Leo, Colin Firth

Sadly, the only gay thing about the Oscars this year was a win for Iain Canning, one of the three producer of The King’s Speech, who thanked his boyfriend during his acceptance speech when the film took home Best Picture. Unless you also count Colin Firth thanking out gay director/designer Tom Ford when he won for the same film. And unfortunately, gay indie breakout The Kids Are All Right succumbed to defeat in every category in which they were nominated.

Best dressed? My picks were Sandra Bullock, Halle Berry, Hillary Swank and Jennifer Hudson.

Worst dressed? Definitely Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Melissa Leo and Scarlett Johansson

James & Anne? I feel so bad for James Franco and Anne Hathaway. I was really rooting for them. They had some good moments. I loved Anne’s little “On My Own” remake. (The girl can sing!) And I thought the opening Inception spoof was hilarious. But overall, instead of the the hosts coming off young and fresh, like the producer were hoping, they came off awkward and inexperienced. James looked rigid and Anne looked like she was trying too hard. Maybe next year the Oscar producers should just go back to comedians. (The stage and set designs were ridiculously brilliant though.)

The ensuing battle between of The King’s Speech and The Social Network ended with a win for the Brits, as The Social Network garnered three statutes to The King’s Speech‘s four. But The King’s Speech wasn’t the only big winner. Inception also took home four wins, tying for the most wins of the night.

Here’s a full list of the winners:

Best picture

  • The King’s Speech

Best actor

  • Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Best actress

  • Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Supporting actor

  • Christian Bale, The Fighter

Supporting actress

  • Melissa Leo, The Fighter


  • Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

Animated feature

  • Toy Story 3

Foreign language film

  • In a Better World

Documentary feature

  • Inside Job

Documentary short

  • Strangers No More

Adapted screenplay

  • The Social Network

Original screenplay

  • The King’s Speech

Art direction

  • Alice in Wonderland


  • Inception

Costume design

  • Alice in Wonderland


  • The Wolfman

Film editing

  • The Social Network

Visual effects

  • Inception

Original score

  • The Social Network

Original song

  • “We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3

Sound editing

  • Inception

Sound mixing

  • Inception

Animated short film

  • The Lost Thing

Live action short film

  • God of Love

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