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The Oscar Awards 2011

March 1, 2011

The big winners of this year’s Oscar Awards ended with a tie, leaving “The King’s Speech” and “Inception” with a total of four wins each.  “The King’s Speech”, with thirteen nominations, won Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role, Directing, and Writing.  “Inception” had eight nominations and took home Cinematography, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects.  With these two big winners, it looks as if the Academy voted in a traditional way rather than going for modern movie choices.  However, movies such as “Alice in Wonderland” did take home two awards while “The Social Network” won three.

Throughout the night, awards went out to “The Fighter”, “Toy Story 3”, “Black Swan”, “Inside Job”, “Strangers No More”, “In a Better World”, “The Wolfman”, “The Last Thing”, and “God of Love”.  However, the big winner in this year’s award season was “The King’s Speech”, which is now number eight on my All-Time Top Ten list of awards won from The Oscars, SAG Awards, BAFTAs, and Golden Globes.  This year’s Oscar Awards was unique in the way nominees were announced and who announced them.  The 2011 Oscars tried to draw a younger crowd with Anne Hathaway and James Franco, the two youngest hosts the Oscars have ever had.  The night concluded with the PS 22 Chorus from Staten Island singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.  It was a great night for nominees and winners alike!

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Taylor P.

The BAFTA Awards of 2011

February 16, 2011

At this year’s BAFTA Awards, “King’s Speech” came out on top taking home seven awards.  Close behind were “The Social Network” and “Inception”, which took home three awards each.  “Alice in Wonderland” took home two awards, the first awards won for the film from the three major awards shows that have occurred so far this year.  There were many awards given out that night, such as the Academy Fellowship Award, which was given to Sir Christopher Lee, and the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award, which went to Tom Hardy.  The BAFTA, or British Academy of Film and Television Arts, identifies and recognizes excellence in arts of moving pictures.

At the 2011 BAFTA Awards, or British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the big winners include “King’s Speech” with seven awards, “The Social Network” and “Inception” with three awards each, and “Alice in Wonderland” with two awards.The BAFTA Awards ceremony has brought “King’s Speech” to the top of this year’s awards leader board with ten awards from the SAG Awards, the Golden Globes and the BAFTA Awards altogether.  “The Social Network” has received seven awards.  After the BAFTA Awards, “Inception” and “The Fighter” are tied with four awards each.  With these new awards tallied up, “King’s Speech” will likely take home Best Film at the 2011 Oscar Awards.  Early forecasts predicted that nothing could stop “The Social Network” from taking home Best Film at the 2011 Oscar Awards, but after the strong showing by “King’s Speech”, no one knows which way the Academy will go?  Will the voters continue to honor more modern movies, or will they go for more traditional Oscar choices?  We won’t know until February 27, 2011.  Make sure you watch the Oscar Awards on ABC to see who takes home the gold!

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