The 83rd Academy Awards were held Sunday night, hosted by actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway. “The King’s Speech,” a film about England’s King George VI and his speech impediment, took home the awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is made up of about 6,000 members who vote for the Oscar winners using secret ballots. Members come from 15 different areas of work, including actors, writers, directors and cinematographers. Academy members voted for who was nominated in the category in which they work, as well as the Best Picture category.
Some of the winners other than "The King's Speech" include:
- Best Actress: Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"
- Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, "The Fighter"
- Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, "The Fighter"
- Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network"
- Best Animated Feature Film: “Toy Story 3”
What did you think of the ceremony? Do you agree with the Academy’s choice of winners?