Last night (February 27) was the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Missed out on the event? Click through this gallery to find out who took home the Oscars, who else was spotted in the crowd and what else happened at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Natalie Portman won Best Actress in a Leading Role for her chilling performance of the tormented ballerina in Black Swan.
Colin Firth took home the Actor in a Leading Role award for The King’s Speech. In his acceptance speech, Firth said: “I have a feeling my career’s just peaked. I have to warn you I am experiencing stirrings somewhere in the upper abdominals that are threatening to form themselves into dance moves.”
Christian Bale took home the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for The Fighter. “Bloody hell,” he joked in his speech, “what a room full of talented inspirational people, and what am I doing in the midst of you?”
In another victory for The Fighter, actress Melissa Leo won Best Actress in a Supporting Role. “When I watched Kate (Winslet) two years ago it looked so much fucking easier,” she joked as she accepted her award.
Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Melissa Leo and Colin Firth, all big winners of the night, pose with their beloved Oscar trophies.
Tom Hooper won the Best Director Oscar for his work on The King’s Speech, and provided the world some fine words of wisdom as he accepted his award: “With this tonight, I honour you, and the moral of the story is: Listen to your mother.”
The Social Network‘s Jesse Eisenberg attended the event to find out if he won Best Actor in a Leading Role, but was defeated by Colin Firth for his performance in The King’s Speech.
Florence Welch made her Academy Awards debut, appearing in a ruffled Valentino gown.
Andrew Garfield of The Social Network presented an award at last night’s Oscars. And if you’re wondering what he’s wearing – word on the street is it’s a Louis Vuitton tuxedo and shoes.
Another star of The Social Network, Justin Timberlake attended the Oscars to root for his film, as well as to present an award. He also brought along his mother as his date.
James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted the event. “She’s gorgeous, wow,” Kirk Douglas said of Hathaway. “Where were you when I was making pictures?”
The evening’s hosts played a little dress-up last night. Dressed like Marilyn Monroe, James told Anne, “You got to wear a tuxedo, so I wore this. Weird part is I just got a text message from Charlie Sheen.”
The beautifully zany Helena Bonham Carter was up for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The King’s Speech, but lost to The Fighter’s Melissa Leo.
Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem presented the awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay together, dressed in matching white tuxedo jackets and ties. Bardem was also nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Biutiful, but lost to Colin Firth.
The gossip birds have been buzzing that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are an item, and the rumours were pretty much confirmed last night as the two teen stars arrived together at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Los Angeles.
Russell Brand and Helen Mirren (who are starring in Arthur together), arrived hand-in-hand. Despite now being a married man, Mr. Brand expressed his lust for the legendary actress in his latest ‘Booky Wook’ installment.
A now very pregnant Natalie Portman thanked her fiance as she accepted her award for Best Actress. “Thank you to my beautiful love Benjamin Millepied who choreographed the film and has now given me my most important role of my life,” she said.
Michelle Williams was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Blue Valentine, but lost to Natalie Portman for her role in Black Swan.
Everyone’s favourite animated toys were victorious last night, as Toy Story 3’s Lee Unkrich was awarded with the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar.
Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) arrives on the red carpet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.
The Best Documentary (Feature) award went to Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs for Inside Job, a film about the origins of the financial crash.
Paul Franklin poses with the Oscar he won, along with Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb, for Best Visual Effects in Inception.
14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her appearance in True Grit. Not only is she a talented actress, but the young starlet also revealed to Ryan Seacrest that she designed the gown she wore last night, working with fashion designer Marchesa.
“He’s a man of great style, great class, a great human being,” said actor Ralph Fiennes of Oscar winner Colin Firth. “He deserves it.”
It was a star-studded event on Sunday night, as key figures of the film industry arrived in Los Angeles to find out who would take home the Oscars.
Black Swan co-star Mila Kunis was in attendance last night, as well. “I couldn’t imagine anything worse…I lost 20 lbs in five months,” she has said about her transformation for the film. “I ate a portion controlled diet of 1,200 calories a day.”
Florence Welch performed Dido’s part in ‘If I Rise’ (from the 127 Hours soundtrack) with composer AR Rahman. “When the song comes, it’s a very emotional moment,” she said. “It’s the moment when James Franco’s character realises what he has to do.”
In 2010, Jeff Bridges won the Best Actor Oscar for his appearance in Crazy Heart. This year, he was nominated again for True Grit, but lost to Colin Firth.
Gwyneth Paltrow performed ‘Coming Home’, a song from her film Country Strong. The song was nominated for Best Original Song, but lost to Toy Story 3‘s ‘We Belong Together’.
Colleen Atwood won the Best Costume Design Oscar for her work on Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, making this her third victory in this category. Atwood has worked with Burton on many of his films, including Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Planet Of The Apes and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.