2011 Oscar: Natalie Portman Bags Best Actress, 'King Speech' Best Picture

Mon, 28 February 2011 00:10:31 ET

2011 Oscar: Natalie Portman Bags Best Actress, 'King Speech' Best Picture
Natalie wins her first Oscar for her portrayal of a neurotic ballerina in 'Black Swan', while the Tom Hooper-directed drama collects a total of four nods from the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.
All of the winners at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards have been announced on Sunday night, February 27. At a ceremony taking place in the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, came out as one of the top winners as she took home her first Oscar, grabbing the kudo for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

The 29-year-old, who also won Best Actress at this year's Film Independent Spirit Awards, got the recognition thanks to her portrayal of paranoid ballerina in "". She best of "", of "", Annette Bening of "" and of "".

Upon receiving her Golden Man statuette, the pregnant actress expressed her gratitude as saying, "I am so grateful to get to do the job that I do, I love it so much. I want to thank my parents, who are right there." She went on to praise the film's director, "Darren Aronofsky, you are a fearless elader and visionary." She further thanked her family, friends and fiance Benjamin Millepied.

While Natalie won the acting kudo, her dark ballet thriller failed to secure the ultimate honor of the night, the Best Picture. It has to admit defeat to British royals drama "", which collected four accolades in total, including Best Actor for and Best Director for Tom Hooper.

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards honored the best films of 2010. Hosted by and , it saw performances from and among others. "", "" and "" won more than one awards.

Full Winners List of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards:
  • Best Motion Picture of the Year: ""
  • Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: - ""
  • Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: - ""
  • Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: - ""
  • Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: - ""
  • Achievement in Directing: Tom Hooper - ""
  • Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin - ""
  • Original Screenplay: David Seidler - ""
  • Best Foreign Language Film of the Year: "" (Denmark)
  • Best Animated Feature Film of the Year: ""
  • Best Documentary Feature: ""
  • Best Documentary Short Subject: "Strangers No More"
  • Best Short Film (Animated): "The Lost Thing"
  • Best Short Film (Live Action): "God of Love"
  • Achievement in Art Direction: Robert Stromberg and Karen O'Hara - ""
  • Achievement in Cinematography: Wally Pfister - ""
  • Achievement in Costume Design: Colleen Atwood - ""
  • Achievement in Makeup: Rick Baker and Dave Elsey - ""
  • Achievement in Film Editing: Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter - ""
  • Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score): Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - ""
  • Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song): "We Belong Together" - Music and Lyric by Randy Newman - ""
  • Achievement in Sound Editing: Richard King - ""
  • Achievement in Sound Mixing: Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick - ""
  • Achievement in Visual Effects: Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb - ""


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