Monday, February 28, 2011

Best Original Score Oscar Winner is... Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network

Best Original Score Oscar Winner is... Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network

Last night, the 83rd Annual Oscar Award show aired on ABC, but only after more Red Carpet coverage than even the Super Bowl garners. As for the show itself, it was the typical night of laughs, cringes, nods of approval and head-shakes of disappointment.

If you are reading this post, then the most relevant award was the BEST SCORE category, which went to TRENT REZNOR AND ATTICUS ROSS for their a-typical score for THE SOCIAL NETWORK. The response to this win has been, as most years go,...divided; however, it was not a surprise. The BEST SONG award was somewhat of a surprise; going to RANDY NEWMAN for "We Belong Together" from TOY STORY 3. Newman's speech was certainly one of the best of the night.

The big winners turned out to be INCEPTION (4) (for almost all of the tech awards) and THE KING'S SPEECH (4) (for many of the big, non-tech awards.)  But here are all 25 winners to get you caught up quickly:

1. Best Picture: "The King's Speech."
2. Actor: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech."
3. Actress: Natalie Portman, "Black Swan."
4. Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, "The Fighter."
5. Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, "The Fighter."
6. Directing: Tom Hooper, "The King's Speech."
7. Foreign Language Film: "In a Better World," Denmark.
8. Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network."
9. Original Screenplay: David Seidler, "The King's Speech."
10. Animated Feature Film: "Toy Story 3."
11. Art Direction: "Alice in Wonderland."
12. Cinematography: "Inception."
13. Sound Mixing: "Inception."
14. Sound Editing: "Inception."
15. Original Score: "The Social Network," Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
16. Original Song: "We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3," Randy Newman.
17. Costume Design: "Alice in Wonderland."
18. Documentary Feature: "Inside Job."
19. Documentary (short subject): "Strangers No More."
20. Film Editing: "The Social Network."
21. Makeup: "The Wolfman."
22. Animated Short Film: "The Lost Thing."
23. Live Action Short Film: "God of Love."
24. Visual Effects: "Inception."

Like every year, we say "Congrats to all of the winners.  But, Academy, let's do better next year."

So what did you think of THE SOCIAL NETWORK winning Best Score?

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