Oscar Highlights 2011by hb | created - 12 May 2014 | updated - 12 May 2014 | Public
This is a selection of Oscar Highlights from 2011 (The 83rd Academy Awards).
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1. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.
Votes: 592,012 | Gross: $138.80M
Best Picture Colin Firth, Best Actor Tom Hooper, Best Director David Seidler, Best Original Screenplay
2. Black Swan (2010)
R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake".
Votes: 646,955 | Gross: $106.95M
Natalie Portman, Best Actress.
3. The Fighter (I) (2010)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Based on the story of Micky Ward, a fledgling boxer who tries to escape the shadow of his more famous but troubled older boxing brother and get his own shot at greatness.
Votes: 315,763 | Gross: $93.62M
Melissa Leo, Best Supporting Actress Christian Bale, Best Supporting Actor
4. The Social Network (2010)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site. That would become known as Facebook but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Votes: 567,103 | Gross: $96.96M
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Best Original Music Score Aaron Sorking, Best Writing Adapted Screenplay Kirk Baxter, Best Film Editing Angus Wall, Best Film Editing
5. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.
Votes: 1,831,245 | Gross: $292.58M
Wally Pfister, Best Cinematography Best Visual Effects Best Film Editing
6. Toy Story 3 (2010)
G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.
Votes: 678,175 | Gross: $415.00M
Lee Unkrich, Best Animated Feature Film