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Live on the Oscar Red Carpet, Photos and Sound Bites, from Bullock to Bonham Carter

5:15 PM "The best recognition I ever had was for the Coens," says Javier Bardem, who won the Oscar for No Country for Old Men and is nominated for Biutiful. Alice in Wonderland director Tim Burton is letting Helena Bonham Carter do the heavy lifting on the red carpet for her The King's Speech nomination; she has a Union Jack strapped to one peeking bare leg, and asked Alice costume designer Colleen Atwood (UPDATE who goes on to win the Oscar), to make her black gown, in order to best "cover her bum."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 28, 2011 6:26 AM
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Oscars 2011: Best Director Tom Hooper Talks King's Speech's "Man Love" at Backstage Interview

Oscars 2011: Best Director Tom Hooper Talks King's Speech's "Man Love" at Backstage Interview
Best Director: Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 28, 2011 6:26 AM
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Oscars 2011: Best Actress & Actor Talk: Portman's "Little Dancer," Firth Threatens Dance Moves

Best Actor: Colin Firth, The King's Speech
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 28, 2011 6:01 AM
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Oscars 2011: Best Foreign Language Film Winner In A Better World, Susanne Bier Talks

Best Foreign Language Film: In A Better World, (Denmark) Director Susanne Bier (here's our interview)
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 28, 2011 5:37 AM
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Oscars 2011: Best Screenplay Winners Seidler & Sorkin Talk King's Speech and Social Network Wins

Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler, The King's Speech
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  • February 28, 2011 5:23 AM
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Oscars 2011: Best Cinematography Winner Wally Pfister Talks Inception, Acceptance Speech

Soundbites from the Backstage Interview with Inception's Best Cinematography winner, Wally Pfister:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 28, 2011 5:15 AM
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Live at the Oscars: Best Picture Goes to Period Drama The King's Speech, with Four Wins

Live at the Oscars: Best Picture Goes to Period Drama The King's Speech, with Four Wins
The best picture Oscar, inevitably, goes to The King's Speech, which earlier in the Oscar show looked like it wasn't winning anything, but eventually won the night with four Oscars: best original screenplay, director (Hooper talks win), lead actor and best picture. A bevy of producers surged onto the stage, revealing the difficult task of getting the film made.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 28, 2011 4:31 AM
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Live at the Oscars: Colin Firth Talks Best Actor for The King's Speech UPDATED

I defy anyone to have even considered giving the Oscar to anyone but Colin Firth for The King's Speech. Poor James Franco, coming after Firth as Sandra Bullock nailed her presentation of best actor, speaking directly to the nominees. (I want Bullock to host the Oscars! She's got crack comic timing, which is more than can be said of Franco and Hathaway.) The Academy opted to have one actor make the presentation, instead of a group, as in the recent past.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 28, 2011 4:23 AM
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Live at the Oscars: Portman Wins Best Actress for Black Swan

Expected winner Natalie Portman thanks her parents for showing her how to be a good human being, as she accepts the best actress Oscar for Black Swan. She also thanks Luc Besson, who gave her her first job when she was 11, and her director Darren Aronofsky, "a fearless leader and visionary."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 28, 2011 4:16 AM
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Live at the Oscars: Hooper Talks Best Director Win for The King's Speech, Thanks Mum UPDATED

Best Director Tom Hooper thanks his mother. "My mom in 2007 was invited by some Australian friends to a play reading of The King's Speech. She almost didn't go, came home, rang me up, 'I think I've found your next film.' The moral of the story is, listen to your mother." Here's more from his acceptance speech and backstage interview.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 28, 2011 4:01 AM
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