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Keeping Score at the Oscars

Many of you have taken our reader poll on the Academy Awards: as you watch the Oscar broadcast this evening (or not), here are the nominations and the results, with links to our reviews of the major contenders. The winner of the reader poll is listed in bold, and our pick is marked with our eye image.

Best Achievement in Art Direction
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1: Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
  • Inception: Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Douglas A. Mowat
  • The King's Speech: Eve Stewart, Judy Farr
  • True Grit: Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh
  • Alice in Wonderland: Robert Stromberg, Karen O'Hara Small eye (OSCAR)
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (the first big surprise of the evening!)
Best Short Film, Animated
  • Day & Night: Teddy Newton
  • The Gruffalo: Jakob Schuh, Max Lang
  • Let's Pollute: Geefwee Boedoe
  • The Lost Thing: Shaun Tan, Andrew Ruhemann (OSCAR)
  • Madagascar, a Journey Diary: Bastien Dubois
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
  • The Illusionist: Sylvain Chomet
  • How to Train Your Dragon: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
  • Toy Story 3: Lee Unkrich Small eye (OSCAR)
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year (another surprise!)
  • Dogtooth: Giorgos Lanthimos (Greece)
  • In a Better World: Susanne Bier (Denmark) (OSCAR)
  • Incendies: Denis Villeneuve (Canada)
  • Outside the Law: Rachid Bouchareb (Algeria)
  • Biutiful: Alejandro González Iñárritu (Mexico) Small eye
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (big surprise!)
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
  • The King's Speech: Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen, John Midgley
  • Salt: Jeffrey J. Haboush, William Sarokin, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell
  • The Social Network: Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Mark Weingarten
  • True Grit: Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, Peter F. Kurland
  • Inception: Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, Ed Novick Small eye (OSCAR)
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
  • Toy Story 3 (2010): Tom Myers, Michael Silvers
  • TRON: Legacy (2010): Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Addison Teague
  • True Grit (2010): Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey
  • Unstoppable (2010): Mark P. Stoeckinger
  • Inception: Richard King Small eye (OSCAR)
Best Achievement in Makeup
  • Barney's Version: Adrien Morot
  • The Way Back: Edouard F. Henriques, Greg Funk, Yolanda Toussieng
  • The Wolfman: Rick Baker, Dave Elsey (OSCAR)
Best Achievement in Costume Design
  • Alice in Wonderland: Colleen Atwood (OSCAR)
  • I Am Love: Antonella Cannarozzi
  • The King's Speech: Jenny Beavan
  • True Grit: Mary Zophres
  • The Tempest: Sandy Powell
Best Documentary, Short Subjects
  • Killing in the Name: Jed Rothstein
  • Poster Girl: Sara Nesson, Mitchell Block
  • Strangers No More: Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon (OSCAR)
  • Sun Come Up: Jennifer Redfearn, Tim Metzger
  • The Warriors of Qiugang: Ruby Yang, Thomas Lennon
Best Short Film, Live Action
  • The Confession: Tanel Toom
  • The Crush: Michael Creagh
  • God of Love: Luke Matheny (OSCAR)
  • Na Wewe: Ivan Goldschmidt
  • Wish 143: Ian Barnes, Samantha Waite
Best Documentary, Features
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop: Banksy, Jaimie D'Cruz
  • GasLand: Josh Fox, Trish Adlesic
  • Inside Job: Charles Ferguson, Audrey Marrs (OSCAR)
  • Restrepo: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
  • Waste Land: Lucy Walker, Angus Aynsley
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
  • Alice in Wonderland: Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas, Sean Phillips
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1: Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz, Nicolas Aithadi
  • Hereafter: Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojansky, Joe Farrell
  • Iron Man 2: Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright, Daniel Sudick
  • Inception: Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, Pete Bebb, Paul J. Franklin Small eye (OSCAR)
Best Achievement in Editing
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
  • Country Strong: Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges ("Coming Home")
  • Tangled: Alan Menken, Glenn Slater ("I See the Light")
  • Toy Story 3: Randy Newman ("We Belong Together") (OSCAR -- this only makes me think more of this episode of Family Guy)
  • 127 Hours: A.R. Rahman, Dido ("If I Rise") Small eye
Best Achievement in Directing
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Best Motion Picture of the Year

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