But just one, thank goodness. Here are the Oscar winners:
Best picture: The King’s Speech
Best director: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
Best actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Best actress, supporting role: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Best actor, supporting role: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Tie breaker; Cinematography: Inception, Wally Pfister
Fortunately, I didn’t have to resort to tie-breakers, as reader Lee Phelan got all of them right, including “Cinematography”. Esra Resnick got all six winners, but lost on the tie-breaker.
Lee, contact me at my email (easily found on the internet) to receive your prize. And if I’ve missed some winners (not hard since it’s 6 a.m. and I haven’t had coffee), do correct me.
So many of the guesses were nearly identical, but fell down in two categories, Best Director, and, especially, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (many people guessed Helena Bonham Carter from The King’s Speech or Haille Steinfeld from True Grit). The winner, Melissa Leo from The Fighter, was notable for dropping the f-bomb in her acceptance speech.
Here’s an Oscar for Lee, more on this one later: