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'Inception' and 'King's Speech' Clean Up Oscars

While the big talk may have been about whether or not The Social Network would beat The King's Speech, or whether Annette Bening would finally get that Best Actress Oscar, Alice in Wonderland's bizarre wins (Costume, Art Direction), Inception cleaned up at the 83rd Academy Awards taking four of the eight awards (cinematography, visual effects, sound mixing, sound editing) it was nominated for.

The King's Speech also had four wins, next was The Social Network with 3 wins, and The Fighter had two as well as Alice in Wonderland.

Best Film
The King's Speech

Best Actor
Colin Firth

Best Actress
Natalie Portman

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale

Best Supporting Actress
Melissa Leo

Best Director
Tom Hooper

Animated Film
Toy Story 3

Foreign Film
In a Better World

Adapted Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network

Original Screenplay
David Seidler - The King's Speech

Documentary Feature
Inside Job

Make-up
The Wolfman

Original Score
Trent Reznor - The Social Network

Original Song
Randy Newman

Best Editing
The Social Network

Short Animated Film
The Lost Thing

Short Documentary
Strangers No More

Short Live Film
God of Love

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