Sadly, Annette Bening loses again as Portman’s career goes into the Hollywood stratosphere with several of her films coming soon.
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
*Colin Firth, The King's Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Firth carries the momentum from last year’s nomination for A Single Man into this year’s Oscar for a career-changing win.
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Another Year, Mike Leigh
The Fighter, Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, and Keith Dorrington
*Inception, Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
The King's Speech, David Seidler
A consolation prize of sorts since Nolan was denied a Best Director nomination. A key win for the film that executed everything at an extremely high level.
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
127 Hours, Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy
*The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3, Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich
True Grit, Joel and Ethan Coen
Winter's Bone, Debra Granik and Anne Rossellini
The West Wing scribe delivers fast-paced, intelligent dialogue like no one else can.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
How to Train Your Dragon
*Toy Story 3
Also a Best Picture nominee, Pixar and Disney keep their winning streak with yet another amazing film experience for infinity and beyond.
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
John Powell, How to Train Your Dragon
*Hans Zimmer, Inception
Alexandre Desplat, The King's Speech
A.R. Rahman, 127 Hours
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network
The Social Network provided some tough competition, but Zimmer’s other works throughout the year give him the edge.
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Coming Home” from Country Strong, Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
*“I See the Light” from Tangled, Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
“If I Rise” from 127 Hours, Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
“We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3, Music and Lyric by Randy Newman