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Oscars 2011: Red Carpet Videos: Inception's Pfister, Zimmer, Network's Sorkin, Brand & More

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 1, 2011 at 10:43AM

Best Cinematography Winner: Wally Pfister, Inception

Best Cinematography Winner: Wally Pfister, Inception

Best Adapted Screenplay Winner: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Best Original Screenplay Winner: David Seidler, The King's Speech

Best Art Direction Nominee, Inception

Best Score Nominee: Hans Zimmer, Inception

Best Original Song Nominee: A.R. Rahman, 127 Hours

Presenter Russell Brand with Mother, Talks Katy Perry, Kisses Journalist

This article is related to: Awards, Video, Production , Oscars, Interviews , VFX, Art Direction , Sound and Score

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.