4 to Inception, 4 to The King's Speech, 3 to The Social Network, 2 to Alice and Wonderland and 10 out of 10 for brilliance! The 83rd annual Academy Awards were not only fun and glamorous, but the winners were definitely the most deserving. I must admit, I expected a different outcome after the Golden Globes, but The King's Speech was without a doubt the "Best Picture" considering all aspects, including cinematography, editing, directing, acting and art direction - a film that kept you gripped, expanded your knowledge and made you laugh every now and again.
Personally, I believe Hans Zimmer has deserved and Oscar for years, but Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross brought The Social Network to magical life. Colleen Atwood knows how to fuse fashion and drama and her long time collaboration with Tim Burton has truly brought beautiful works of fashion art to this world.
Even though there were mixed reactions toward Anne Hathaway and James Franco as hosts (they are not comedians, why should they feel obliged to be funny?), they kept the night going and made it entertaining - it is about the awards, anyway.
The Best Actors and Actresses of the night, Natalie Portman and Colin Firth were the cherries on top. Both portrayed vulnerable characters with flaws to overcome and ultimately stood for that confusing stages everyone experiences in life.