2010 Academy Awards

Updated December 21, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 2010 Academy Awards were presented on February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre. All of the nominees are listed below; the Oscar winners are in bold.

Best Picture Black Swan
  The Fighter
  The Kids Are All Right
  The King's Speech
  127 Hours
  The Social Network
  Toy Story 3
  True Grit
  Winter's Bone
Best Animated Picture How to Train Your Dragon
  The Illusionist
  Toy Story 3
Actor in a Leading Role Javier Bardem, Biutiful
  Jeff Bridges, True Grit
  Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
  Colin Firth, The King's Speech
  James Franco, 127 Hours
Actress in a Leading Role Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
  Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
  Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
  Natalie Portman, Black Swan
  Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
Actor in a Supporting Role Christian Bale, The Fighter
  John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
  Jeremey Renner, The Town
  Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
  Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech
Actress in a Supporting Role Amy Adams, The Fighter
  Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
  Melissa Leo, The Fighter
  Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
  Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Directing Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
  David O. Russell, The Fighter
  Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
  David Fincher, The Social Network
  Joel and Ethan Coen, True Grit
Original Screenplay Mike Leigh, Another Year
  Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, The Fighter
  Christopher Nolan, Inception
  Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right
  David Seidler, The King's Speech
Adapted Screenplay Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours
  Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
  Michael Arndt, Toy Story 3
  Joen Coen and Ethan Coen, True Grit
  Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini, Winter's Bone
Cinematography Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
  Wally Pfister, Inception
  Danny Cohen, The King's Speech
  Jeff Cronenweth, The Social Network
  Roger Deakins, True Grit
Art Direction Alice in Wonderland, Robert Stromberg and Karen O'Hara
  Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows Part 1, Stuart Craig and Stephenie McMillan
  Inception, Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
  The King's Speech Eve Stewart and Judy Farr
  True Grit Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh
Editing Richard King, Inception
  Tom Myers and Michael Silvers, Toy Story 3
  Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague, Tron: Legacy
  Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey, True Grit
  Mark P. Stoeckinger, Unstoppable
Mixing Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, and Ed Novick, Inception
  Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen, and John Midgley, The King's Speech
  Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan, and William Sarokin, Salt
  Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, and Mark Weingarten, The Social Network
  Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, and Peter F. Kurland, True Grit
Song "Coming Home" from Country Strong; Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges, and Hillary Lindsey
  "I See the Light" from Tangled ; Music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater
  "If I Rise" from 127 Hours; Music by A.R. Rahman and lyrics by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
  "We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3; Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
Original Score John Powell, How to Train Your Dragon
  Hans Zimmer, Inception
  Alexandre Desplat, The King's Speech
  A.R. Rahman, 127 Hours
  Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network
Film Editing Andrew Weisblum, Black Swan
  Pamela Martin, The Fighter
  Tariq Anwar, The King's Speech
  Jon Harris, 127 Hours
  Angus Wall & Kirk Baxter, The Social Network
Costume Design Colleen Atwood, Alice in Wonderland
  Antonella Cannarozzi, I Am Love
  Jenny Beavan, The King's Speech
  Sandy Powell, The Tempest
  Mary Zophres, True Grit
Makeup Adrien Morot, Barney's Version
  Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk, and Yolanda Toussieng, The Way Back
  Rick Baker and Dave Elsey, The Wolfman
Visual Effects Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas, and Sean Phillips, Alice in Wonderland
  Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz, and Nicolas Aithadi, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski, and Joe Farrell, Hereafter
  Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, and Peter Bebb, Inception
  Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright, and Daniel Sudick, Iron Man 2
Short Films
Animated Day & Night, Teddy Newton
  The Gruffalo, Jacob Schuh and Max Lang
  Let's Pollute, Geefwee Boedoe
  The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
  Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary), Bastien Dubois
Live Action The Confession, Tanel Toom
  The Crush, Michael Creagh
  God of Love, Luke Matheny
  Na Wewe, Ivan Goldschmidt
  Wish 143, Ian Barnes and Samantah Waite
Short Subject Killing in the Name, Jed Rothstein
  Poster Girl, Sara Nesson and Mitchell W. Block
  Strangers No More, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
  Sun Come Up, Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
  The Warriors of Quigang, Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon
Feature Exit through the Gift Shop, Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
  Gasland, Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
  Inside Job, Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
  Restrepo, Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
  Waste Land, Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley
Foreign Language Film Biutiful, Mexico
  Dogtooth, Greece
  In a Better World, Denmark
  Incendies, Canada
  Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi), Algeria


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