2011 Oscar: Melissa Leo and 'Toy Story 3' Among the First Winners

Sun, 27 February 2011 21:41:31 ET

2011 Oscar: Melissa Leo and 'Toy Story 3' Among the First Winners
'The Fighter' actress takes home her second Oscar with her Best Supporting Actress win at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, while the third 'Toy Story' bags Best Animated Feature.
The ceremony of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards are underway inside the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, and some of the winners have been unveiled. Among those bagging the first wins on the Sunday night, February 27 gala were and "".

50-year-old Melissa won the first acting award of the evening and took home her second Golden Man statuette after winning Best Actress in 2008. This year, she was hailed as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "". She bested her won co-star as well as three other nominees, , and Jacki Weaver.

"Oh wow, really truly, wow. I'm just shaking in my boots here," the "" star said upon receiving the honor. Amid her excitement, she also managed to utter a bleeped-out f-word and asked presenter to pinch her as she received the accolade.

"Toy Story 3" was later announced as the winner of Best Animated Feature. Besting over "" and "", the Lee Unkrich-directed CGI-movie became the fourth Pixar release to win the category.

Two other early winners were "" and "". Tim Burton-directed "Alice" secured a win in the category of Best Art Direction, while Christopher Nolan-directed "Inception" won Best Cinematography for Wally Pfister.



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