The 83rd Academy Awards were handed out Sunday night at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Here are some of the winning moments captured by Associated Press photographers.
To read my live blog of the 2011 Oscars, click here.
The 83rd Academy Awards were handed out Sunday night at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Here are some of the winning moments captured by Associated Press photographers.
To read my live blog of the 2011 Oscars, click here.
Anne Hathaway and James Franco co-hosted the 83rd Academy Awards Sunday night as they aired live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.
Franco, 32, and Hathaway, 28, were two of the youngest stars ever picked to co-host the Oscars. In addition, they are the first male-female duo to emcee the show. Check out these images from the Associated Press captured some of their hosting antics and outfits during the show.
To read my live blog of the 2011 Oscars, click here.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards took place Sunday night at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Here are some of the photos the Associated Press took of the red carpet arrivals.
To read my live blog of the 2011 Oscars, click here.
A catchy quote from a movie, TV show or other source to brighten the beginning of your week:
Mark: Did you know there are more people with genius IQs living in China than there are people of any kind living in the United States?
Erica: That can’t possibly be true.
Mark: It is.
Erica: What would account for that?
Mark: Well first, an awful lot of people live in China. But, here’s my question: how do you distinguish yourself in a population of people who all got 1600 on their SATs?
Erica: I didn’t know they take SATs in China.
Mark: They don’t. I wasn’t talking about China anymore, I was talking about me.
- Click here to learn the source.
Today’s featured event:
Take advantage of Free Admission Mondays today at the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2100 NE 52.
The zoo is offering Free Admission Mondays through the end of February, so this is your last chance to take the animals and their keepers up on the offer.
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The 83rd Annual Academy Award winners were announced tonight, and here is the full list. Special BAM’s Blog congratulations to former Tulsan Melissa Leo, who won best supporting actress for her turn as a domineering blue-collar matriarch in the hard-hitting boxing biopic “The Fighter.”
Click here to read my live blog of tonight’s Oscars telecast.
Best Picture: “The King’s Speech.”
Actor: Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech.”
Actress: Natalie Portman, “Black Swan.”
Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, “The Fighter.”
Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, “The Fighter.”
Directing: Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech.”
Foreign Language Film: “In a Better World,” Denmark.
Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network.”
Original Screenplay: David Seidler, “The King’s Speech.”
Animated Feature Film: “Toy Story 3.”
Art Direction: “Alice in Wonderland.”
Sound Mixing: “Inception.”
Sound Editing: “Inception.”
Original Score: “The Social Network,” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
Original Song: “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3,” Randy Newman.
Costume Design: “Alice in Wonderland.”
Documentary Feature: “Inside Job.”
Documentary (short subject): “Strangers No More.”
Film Editing: “The Social Network.”
Makeup: “The Wolfman.”
Animated Short Film: “The Lost Thing.”
Live Action Short Film: “God of Love.”
Visual Effects: “Inception.”
Previously presented honorary Oscars: film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, director-producer Francis Ford Coppola, director Jean-Luc Godard and actor Eli Wallach.
7:30 p.m.: We’re opening with a clip montage from the 10 best picture nominees, to the tune of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ rendition of “Hall of the Mountain King,” from “The Social Network.” I’m betting that will absolutely prove a predictor of the best original score winner. Plus, it really works well for all 10 nominees, not just “The Social Network.” We actually have good use of montage to start the movie biz’s biggest night.
7:32: Co-hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco continue the good montage vibe by putting themselves into the best picture nominees, with an “Inception”-themed trip through Alec Baldwin’s dreams in the hopes of discovering Alec’s keys to successful Oscar hosting.
7:34: Morgan Freeman says “Alec likes me to narrate his dreams. He says I have a soothing voice.”
7:35: Anne performs the “Dance of the Brown Duck,” while James Franco frolics in a white unitard. Yikes. Funny, but yikes.
7:36: Alec and Morgan send Anne and James off to host the Oscars. And they’re going to get there in the “Back to the Future” DeLorean. OK, I was with them for awhile there, but they need to get on with it.
7:37: In the nick of time, James and Anne appear onstage. Anne already has changed clothes once, she’s now in a creamy white sleeveless gown with silver sparkles. She is a fashion goddess.
James: “Anne, I must say you look beautiful and hip.” Anne: “You look very appealing to a younger demographic as well.” Nice.
Anne ponders that “it used to be, you get naked, you get nominated. But not anymore,” in correcting James’ assertion that they both are Oscar nominated tonight.
James, who is nominated for “127 Hours,” wonders what he will get if he wins and if his mom will call him “Oscar winner James Franco.” James and Anne are pointing out their moms in the audience, and Anne’s tells her “Stand up straight dear, Mr. Steven Spielberg is here.”
James’ grandma is happy that she got to see “Marky Mark.” Nope, that’s Oscar-nominated producer Mark Wahlberg, James corrects. “It’s a great year for lesbians!” Anne proclaims. OK, can we please get on with it? These opening monologues always go on too long.
7:42: Oscar-winning film “Gone with the Wind” becomes the backdrop as we finally get to the first award of the night and see the ballyhooed “virtual reality” stage. Tom Hanks is there, but he’s not presenting an award. He’s giving us a history lesson about “Titanic.” This isn’t going to make the show shorter, guys.
7:44: Tom Hanks is finally going to present the art direction Oscar. Here are the nominees:
“Alice in Wonderland,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” “Inception,” “The King’s Speech,” “True Grit.”
7:45: Finally, the first Oscar goes to: “Alice in Wonderland” and Robert Stromberg and Karen O’Hara. Robert puts a funky hat on his Oscar and tells director Tim Burton to “meet me with a saw because half of this is yours.” If funky hats and Johnny Dance doing silly jigs made a good movie, Burton’s “Alice” would win best picture. Alas, it was Technicolor boredom in decidedly unimpressive 3D.
7:46: Tom is also going to present the cinematography Oscar, and I’m rooting for “True Grit” and Roger Deakins. That film is gorgeous. Here are the potentials:
“Black Swan,” “Inception,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network,” “True Grit.”
7:48: Winner: Wally Pfister for “Inception.” He takes a deep breath to enjoy the moment and then sees the ticking clock. “None of this would have been possible without the vision of my master, Christopher Nolan.” That got huge applause, which makes me think I’m not the only one disappointed that Nolan was left out of the best director hunt.
7:51: James and Anne are back and they’re quickly turning the stage over to “a living legend” Kirk Douglas. He’s getting a well-deserved standing ovation from the crowd as he slowly walks to the microphone with the help of a cane. Kirk says that James looks much better out of the cave and then does a double-take and says Anne is gorgeous. “Where were you when I was making pictures?” Kirk asks. Anne is blowing kisses and fanning herself. Kirk is going to present best supporting actress, and I’m rooting for former Tulsan Melissa Leo. Here are the noms, and we’re getting to see a quick clip of each one’s performance:
Amy Adams, “The Fighter”; Helena Bonham Carter, “The King’s Speech”; Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”; Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit”; Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom.”
7:55: Kirk says, “Here’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for and Hugh Jackman is laughing. Why does everyone in Australia think I’m funny?” Kirk, who is 94, is a bit hard to understand with his post-stroke slur, but he still has a great sense of humor. And he’s torturing these five poor women by making them wait, but they are laughing their heads off. Finally, he is giving the Oscar to … Melissa Leo! She looks totally stunned at the news! Woot!
7:57: Melissa takes Kirk’s hand and courtesies low to him. Kirk holds the Oscar out to her, and says it’s heavy. She asks him to pinch her. “Mine?” she says. Kirk quips, “You’re much better looking than you were in ‘The Fighter.’” “You’re looking pretty good yourself. What are you doing later?” Melissa responds. She says even though people have been saying nice things about her: “Yeah, I am kind of speechless,” she says looking up in the cheap seats. “Golly gee, there’s people up there, too. When I watched Kate do it two years ago, it looked so (expletive) easy.” And she gets the first beep-out of the night, and she covers her mouth and looks chagrined. She is emotionally thanking everyone involved with the movie, the Ward family, her family, the industry, etc. It was long but heartfelt and kudos to the producers for not sounding the “go away” music.
8:01: As Melissa hobbles off sharing Kirk’s cane, James says “F-ing congratulations, Melissa.” Anne adds, “It’s the young and hip Oscars.”
8:02: Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis take the stage and Timberlake has a confession: “I’m Banksy. It felt so good to get that off my chest.” It’s a shame we won’t be seeing the famed graffiti artist tonight. Justin says they can’t present the best animated short film award until he uses “there’s an app” for that and his smartphone to give the stage a “Shrek” backdrop. “Shrek” was the first animated feature to receive the Oscar 10 years ago in that category.
Really, “there’s an app for that”? Sigh. Anyway, here are the animated short hopefuls:
“Day and Night,” “The Gruffalo,” “Let’s Pollute,” “The Lost Thing,” “Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary).”
8:05: Winner: “The Lost Thing.” Before he gives it, Justin says “You know,” and pretends to drag it out, then says, “Never mind.” Kirk has created the running gag of the night. (By the way, my 4-year-old and I are disappointed that “Day and Night” didn’t win.)
Justin and Mila also are going to present the best animated feature award, and I’m thinking “Toy Story 3″ is a lock. Here are the noms:
“How to Train Your Dragon,” “The Illusionist,” “Toy Story 3.”
8:06: Winner: Yep, “Toy Story 3.” Director Lee Unkrich says “I can’t believe I’m actually saying this, but thank you to the Academy.” He’s praising Pixar as the best place in the world to make movies – it certainly owns this category – and thanking his grandmother for saying she’d always see him up there. He’s also “thanking audiences all over the world for coming out in record numbers to see a movie about talking toys that hopefully had something very human to say.” Nice of Hollywood to remember the fans.
8:12: Anne is taking us back to 1929 to talk about the first Academy Awards and showing film clips on the virtual stage. Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem take the stage together in their matching white-on-white tuxedos to present the screenplay winners, which were among the awards given at the first Oscars. They’re giving adapted screenplay first. Aaron Sorkin is practically a shoo-in, but here are the possibilities:
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, “127 Hours”; Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”; Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich, “Toy Story 3”; Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “True Grit”; Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini, “Winter’s Bone.”
8:14: Winner: Aaron Sorkin wins with his first Oscar nomination, and he is sharing the award with Ben Mezrich, who wrote “The Accidental Billionaires,” the book “The Social Network” is based on. Aaron is thanking everyone he wants to and ignoring those go-away strings. Go him. “This movie is going to be a source of pride for me every day of the rest of my life.” He tells daughter Roxy Sorkin that he just won the Oscar so he’s “gonna have to insist on some respect from your guinea pig.” Love the randomness there.
8:17: Now, it’s time for the best original screenplay Oscar, and I’m rooting for “Inception.”
Mike Leigh, “Another Year”; Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson and Keith Dorrington, “The Fighter”; Christopher Nolan, “Inception”; Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, “The Kids Are All Right”; David Seidler, “The King’s Speech.”
8:18: Winner: “The King’s Speech” gets its first win. It won’t be the last. Seidler finally finds the mic and says “the writer’s speech, how terrifying.” He comments his dad always told him he’d be a late bloomer and he thinks he’s the oldest person to win this award, “a record I’m hoping is broken soon and often.” He’s thanking the Queen for not putting him in the Tower of London for using the “Melissa Leo f-word” and dedicating the award to all the stutterers in the world like him who now have a voice thanks to the Academy.
8:23: Anne has changed clothes again, and she’s wearing a very feminine tux with sparkly high heels and her hair in a bouncy ponytail. She notes that there’s a long tradition of singing at the Oscars and she was going to do a duet but someone bailed on her. She’s not naming names, but she’s singing “On My Own” from “Les Misérables” and saying she’s “On my own because someone is a Hugh Jack-ass.” She’s playfully bashing him in song while Hugh smilingly puts his face in his hands.
8:26: James takes the stage in a hot-pink gown and blond wig in Marilyn Monroe-style drag. He says “The weird thing is I just got a text from Charlie Sheen.”(He may be an easy target, but if someone deserves a bullseye painted on him, it’s Mr. “I’m on a drug and it’s called Charlie Sheen.”)
Anne and James are kicking it over to Helen Mirren and Russell Brand. The dame is speaking in French and the Johnny Depp impersonator is playfully translating it as “My performance as a queen was much more convincing as Colin Firth’s as a king.” They’re going to present the best foreign language film, and I’m rooting for “Biutiful.”
“Biutiful,” Mexico; “Dogtooth,” Greece; “In a Better World,” Denmark; “Incendies,” Canada; “Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi),” Algeria.
8:28: Winner: “In a Better World.” Director Susanne Bier looks lovely in a vivid blue gown, and she’s emotionally thanking all involved with the film and her fellow nominees for their moving films.
8:29: Past best supporting actress winner Reese Witherspoon takes the stage to present the best supporting actor award. Get ready for a Christian Bale speech, but here are the noms:
Christian Bale, “The Fighter”; John Hawkes, “Winter’s Bone”; Jeremy Renner, “The Town”; Mark Ruffalo, “The Kids Are All Right”; Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech.”
8:32: Winner: Christian Bale gets the KO for “The Fighter.” “Bloody hell, wow, what a room full of talented, inspirational people, and what the hell am I doing here with you?” He’s passionately thanking director David O. Russell for making the actors’ work mean something. He’s praising Melissa – “I’m not gonna drop the f-bomb like she did, I’ve done that plenty already” – and his fellow actors. And he’s getting the real Dicky Ekland to stand up and referring us to Dicky’s website. He’s getting teared up as he finally thanks his wife and daughter.
8:39: Anne is wearing a lovely dark gray gown with a silvery, feathery design all over it. She’s says that she and Hugh Jackman made up backstage “so he’s once again the Wolve to my Rine.” Aussies Hugh and Nicole Kidman are giving us a history lesson about sound in the movies, with more clips being projected on the backdrop. Cue an orchestra playing memorable clips of scores from famous movies, with naturally, many of them coming from John Williams’ oeuvre. Now, the orchestra is playing tidbits of the best original score contenders. There are some great pieces here, but I’m betting we get to see the Oscar go to Nine Inch Nails:
“How to Train Your Dragon,” John Powell; “Inception,” Hans Zimmer; “The King’s Speech,” Alexandre Desplat; “127 Hours,” A.R. Rahman; “The Social Network,” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
8:43: The Oscar goes to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for “The Social Network.” It’s their first nomination and win. Trent looks rather handsome in a tux and he asks “Wow, is this really happening?” He says he and Atticus were just happy to be involved in the project and to be in this company is “humbling and flattering beyond words.” I can’t wait to hear what these two come up with for Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
8:45: “I am 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon away from these next two presenters”: Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey are going to present the best sound mixing Oscar:
“Inception,” “The King’s Speech,” “Salt,” “The Social Network,” “True Grit.”
8:47: Winner: “Inception,” Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo and Ed Novick. As feared, “Inception” is going to get lots of technical awards but won’t be honored at all for its artistic prowess. Tis a shame.
8:48: And now here comes the sound editing award:
“Inception,” “Toy Story 3,” “Tron: Legacy,” “True Grit,” “Unstoppable.”
8:49: The Oscar goes to “Inception’s” Richard King. Again, I’m glad to see the movie getting the wins, but I wish it also could have been given credit for the storytelling, acting, etc. Richard says he owes it “1,000 percent to Chris Nolan.”
8:53: James has changed into a dark gray suit that matches Anne’s gown. They look quite fetching as they introduce past Oscar winner Marisa Tomei in her gorgeous vintage navy gown. She was the hostess for the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards, and she’s showing a clip of that soiree. “All right, congratulations nerds,” says James.
8:55: James introduces the only actress to successfully play Queen Elizabeth I, Bob Dylan and Katharine Hepburn, so here comes Cate Blanchett in her strange lavender alien-with-acne gown. She’s presenting the best makeup award:
“Barney’s Version,” “The Way Back,” “The Wolfman.”
8:56: Winner: “The Wolfman,” which is Rick Baker’s seventh Oscar win out of 12 nominations. Dave Elsey also shares the Oscar with him. Cate said, “That’s gross” when she saw “The Wolfman” clip, which I guess is a strong endorsement. Dave says it was always his ambition to lose an Oscar to Rick Baker, but “this is better.”
8:58: Now, Cate presents best costume design:
“Alice in Wonderland,” “I Am Love,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Tempest,” “True Grit.”
8:59: Winner: “Alice in Wonderland.” Colleen Atwood wins her third Oscar, after “Chicago” and “Memoirs of a Geisha.” She looks great in her black gown with her long purple gloves, but reading from the 4-by-6 card is really distracting. Still, I must say she deserves the Oscar, but I’m surprised that it didn’t go to “The King’s Speech.”
9:01: Now we’re getting video with a kind of man-on-the-street series of interviews about people’s favorite cinematic songs, ending with President Obama saying “As Time Goes By” from “Casablanca”is his fave movie song. Kevin Spacey is singing his favorite film song, “Cheek to Cheek” from “Top Hat,” before introducing the first original song performance: Randy Newman, who has his 20th Oscar nod for “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3.” He’s playing piano and singing while clips from the movie run on the round big screen behind him, and honestly, he sounds just like he does in the movie. Definitely no Auto Tune for Randy.
9:05: Now, it’s time for Alan Menken on piano, with “Chuck” actor Zachary Levin, handsome in a suit with red tie and no jacket, and singer/actress Mandy Moore in a flowing blue gown, singing a clip from “I See the Light,” from the Disney animated film “Tangled.” You know, I was glad to hear they were bringing back the original song performances – and these have been great – but I would have preferred they do the whole songs and spread them out throughout the show. Instead, we’re getting shortened versions of the first two and then a commercial.
9:11: “She’s nominated again tonight, and he made out with my co-host – in a movie,” James quips as Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal take the stage to present the short film Oscars, not only because many great filmmakers (George Lucas is used as an example) get their starts that way, but also because it can help you win the Oscar pool in your social circle. Jake looks very ill at ease but he’s going to help give the documentary short Oscar anyway:
“Killing in the Name,” “Poster Girl,” “Strangers No More,” “Sun Come Up,” “The Warriors of Qiugang.”
9:13: Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon win for “Strangers No More,” and Karen is thanking all the immigrant children involved in the school that is the subject of the film. Here is the short doc’s summary:
In the heart of Tel Aviv, there is an exceptional school where children from 48 different countries and diverse backgrounds come together to learn. Many of the students arrive at Bialik-Rogozin School fleeing poverty, political adversity and even genocide. Here, no child is a stranger. The film follows several students’ struggle to acclimate to life in a new land while slowly opening up to share their stories of hardship and tragedy.
9:15: Now, it’s the live-action short film. Here are the noms:
“The Confession,” “The Crush,” “God of Love,” “Na Wewe,” “Wish 143.”
9:16: “God of Love.” Filmmaker Luke Matheny, who sports one heck of a ‘fro, jokes, “Wow, I should have gotten a haircut,” and then goes on to rapidly thank everyone, including his mother, “who did craft services on the film,” and his composer and love of his life, Sasha Gordon, because “you make my dream come true.” He gets an adoring awww from the crowd.
9:18: James says it was a big year for movie musicals and when Anne tries to contradict him, we get a series of Auto-Tune dialogue remixes for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1,” “Twilight: Eclipse,” and “Toy Story 3.” Hip-hop horrendous. I think I would rather have a “salute to horror films we would never actually let be nominated” clip montage than that rubbish. And someone tell Franco that he’s not on the set of the “Pineapple Express” sequel.
9:19: “There are many great things about this job, and one of them is getting to wear a dress that does this,” Anne says, shaking it so the long silvery fringe on her gown sways crazily. “Sorry, personal moment. The other thing is getting to breathe the same air as this presenter: Oprah Winfrey.” Big applause for Oprah, who is going to present the best documentary award. Maybe Oprah’s Banksy. That would be the awesomeness!
“Exit through the Gift Shop,” “Gasland,” “Inside Job,” “Restrepo,” “Waste Land.”
9:21: Winner: “Inside Job.” I thought this was a great doc, and I predicted the win for Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs. I thought some of the Academy’s older members wouldn’t be won over by “Gift Shop” because they couldn’t be sure whether it was really a documentary.
Charles points out that three years after the financial meltdown that his film chronicles, not one corporate exec has gone to jail. Shocking, isn’t it? Maybe not shocking. Maybe just horrific.
9:26: Anne introduces one of the greatest Oscar hosts of all time – “whom I have even more respect for now” – Billy Crystal, who gets a standing O from the crowd. “So, where was I?” Billy jokes. “Some things never change. The producers tell me we’re running a bit long, so here are the nominees for best picture.”
He’s telling us a bit about the first televised Oscars in 1953, when they were hosted by Bob Hope. Hope hosted it 18 times. Billy says, “I hosted it eight times, I was pooped after two.” And he’s sharing his Bob Hope moment: As Billy was hosting the Oscars one year, he says that Hope flipped him off from the audience as soon as the cameras cut away. Now, we’re getting a few scenes from the late Bob Hope in Oscar-hosting mode on the big screens.
9:31: The late Bob Hope just virtually introduced Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. to present the effects Oscars. The “Sherlock Holmes” co-stars are showing doing their shtick and showing off their great chemistry and sense of humor that makes us all love them before giving out the visual effects award. They win the Oscar for most entertaining part of this show, or maybe it’s a tie between them and Kirk Douglas. And now for the visual effects noms:
“Alice in Wonderland,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” “Hereafter,” “Inception,” “Iron Man 2.”
9:33: Winner: “Inception,” Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, Pete Bebb and Paul J. Franklin. And congratulations to “Inception” for again proving that the Academy can’t handle sci-fi no matter how imaginative or well-written.
9:34: Now, here are the noms for best film editing:
“Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “The King’s Speech,” “127 Hours,” “The Social Network.”
9:36: Winner: “The Social Network,” Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, and they start with a hug. Angus tells his daughter to find something that she really loves to do but notes “the hard part is finding a Fincher.” No joke.
9:41: Anne looks absolutely stunning in that gorgeous red gown, but she’s playing straight man to James Franco. He’s commenting that he’s disgusted by some of the movie titles this year, like “Winter’s Bone,” “Rabbit Hole” and “How to Train Your Dragon.” “I’m so glad you’re the arbiter of good taste on this show,” jokes Anne.
9:42: Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, in her stunning tangerine gown, introduces Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine and A.R. Rahman to perform “If I Rise,” best original song nominee from “127 Hours.” Florence, who looks terrific in her own tangerine-hued dress, is filling in for co-writer/singer Dido, who couldn’t be on the show tonight. Again, I wish we could hear more of these great songs.
9:44: Jennifer introduces fellow Oscar winner and “country music’s newest star,” Gwyneth Paltrow, who is singing “Coming Home” from her drama “Country Strong.” I definitely think we’ll be hearing from Gwyneth in the country genre again.
9:45: Now, Jennifer is going to present the best original song award. Again, here are the noms:
“Coming Home” from “Country Strong,” Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey; “I See the Light” from “Tangled,” Alan Menken and Glenn Slater; “If I Rise” from “127 Hours,” A.R. Rahman, Dido and Rollo Armstrong; “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3,” Randy Newman.
9:46: Winner: Randy Newman and Pixar prove a winning combo again. Randy is on his 20th nomination, and this is his second win. The last time he won was for “If I Didn’t Have You” from Pixar’s “Monsters Inc.” Randy jokes that the Oscar lunch has a “Randy Newman chicken by now.” Randy is just throwing out jokes and thank yous simultaneously and he’s got the crowd laughing at his audacity. Gotta love him. He’s right, though, the percentages indicate he’d have never gotten one of those golden statuettes if he hadn’t done six movies with Pixar.
9:52: Celine Dion is singing “Smile” as the annual in memoriam montage runs honors Pete Postlethwaite, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Culp, Lynn Redgrave, Peter Yates, Susannah York, Irvin Kershner, Dennis Hopper, Tulsa native Blake Edwards and many of the others in Hollywood who died in the past year. Wonder who they left out that people will be freaking out over this year.
9:55: Oscar winner Halle Berry is paying special tribute to the late Lena Horne, the first black woman to sign a contract with a major studio like MGM. Bonus: We get a clip of Horne crooning her signature song, “Stormy Weather.” Man, what a voice.
10:01: Another striking dress for Anne, who looks incredible in a glossy column of rich blue fabric. She’s passing the torch to two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank, who in turn is passing it to last year’s history-making best director winner Kathryn Bigelow. Bigelow will be presenting the award, and this year it’s going back to the guys. Go Fincher!
Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”; David O. Russell, “The Fighter”; Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech”; David Fincher, “The Social Network”; Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “True Grit.”
10:03: Winner: Tom Hooper for “The King’s Speech,” who is lavishing thanks on his fellow nominees along with the actors from his film. He’s acknowledging “the triangle of man-love,” formed by him Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and himself. He’s thanking his mom and dad. He says that he has to thank his mom because she went to play reading for a then-unproduced script called “The King’s Speech.” She called up her son and told him she’d found his next film. “The moral of the story is listen to your mum.”
So, Hooper gives a great, touching speech, but I’m very disappointed that Fincher didn’t win for “The Social Network.” That film was incredible, and Fincher’s direction really made it. Plus, Fincher deserves it for all his previous films like “Fight Club” and “Benjamin Button” that went unheralded. Nothing against Hooper or “The King’s Speech,” but that should have been Fincher’s Oscar.
10:06: Annette Bening is introducing the clip montage from the Governor’s Awards, where actor Eli Wallach, film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow and “The Godfather” director-producer Francis Ford Coppola were honored. Now, the men themselves are taking the Oscars stage to an extended standing O. Except for fellow honorary Oscar winner director Jean-Luc Godard, who skipped the whole bit. Can’t blame him if this is all they get.
10:11: James and Anne once again match, with him donning a blue coat and tie to go with that fabulous dress. They’re giving the stage to Jeff Bridges, last year’s best actor winner. According to Oscar tradition, he’s going to present the best actress prize. He’s doing it with lots of warmth and charm to go with the usual clips. Here are the nominees:
Annette Bening, “The Kids Are All Right”; Nicole Kidman, “Rabbit Hole”; Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone”; Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”; Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine.”
10:15: Winner: Natalie Portman, as expected, dances away with the best actress prize. She looks lovely in that plum dress gracefully draping her baby bump, and she gives one of the nicest props I’ve ever heard to her competition: “I truly wish the prize tonight was to get to work with my fellow nominees; I’m so in awe of all of you.”
She is thanking all the usuals, plus Luc Besson, who cast her in her first movie at age 11; Mike Nichols, who directed her in “Closer”; and Darren Aronofsky of “Black Swan.” She’s taking time to thank the unsung heroes like hair and makeup artists and camera operators. She’s also sweetly thanking fiance Benjamin Millepied, who co-starred in and choreographed “Black Swan,” for giving her the most important role yet, presumably as mother to their unborn child.
10:20: Anne jokingly urges us all to take a drink at home as she flubs her intro of last year’s best actress winner Sandra Bullock, who looks radiant in her bright red gown. Sandy is playfully teasing all the best actor nominees as she presents their clips. It’s going to Firth, but here are the possibilities:
Javier Bardem, “Biutiful”; Jeff Bridges, “True Grit”; Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”; Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”; James Franco, “127 Hours.”
10:25: Winner: Colin Firth, who wins his first Oscar after back-to-back years going head-to-head with Bridges. “I have a feeling my career’s just peaked,” Firth jokes. “I’m afraid I have to warn you I’m experiencing stirrings … that are threatening to form themselves into dance moves, joyous as though they are, they may be problematic if they get to my legs before I leave the stage.” He’s thanking his fellow actors and Hooper, and he has especially effusive thanks for Seidler, who used his own struggles with stuttering to inform the screenplay.
Firth also thanks his wife for putting up with his brief delusions of royalty and then excuses himself to take care of his urge to dance.
10:31: James Franco and Anne Hathaway (in a purple sparkly gown) quickly and enthusiastically pitch it to Steven Spielberg, who will present best picture. The moment of truth: “The King’s Speech” or “The Social Network”? Is there a hint here as Colin Firth’s climatic message from “The King’s Speech” provides the score for the clip montage for all 10 competitors? Here are the possibilities:
“Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “Inception,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The King’s Speech,” “127 Hours,” “The Social Network,” “Toy Story 3,” “True Grit,” “Winter’s Bone.”
10:35: The Oscar goes to … “The King’s Speech.”
I’m not surprised, nor am I knocking “The King’s Speech,” but I am disappointed that “The Social Network” was shut out of the top award and best director. I really hoped that “The Social Network” and “The King’s Speech” would at least split those riches.
The producers are thanking all the usual suspects as the final music plays and we go back over to James and Anne. James doesn’t seem to know who just won, but Anne helps him out. They pitch it over to PS 22 Chorus of Staten Island, N.Y., who will again pay tribute to Oscar’s rich cinematic history with a heartwarming rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
Basically, it seems to me that the Academy tried to have it both ways this year: Get James Franco and Anne Hathaway to yuk it up to appeal to the younger demographic, but then bog down every award presentation with a history lesson and flashback clips. And then cap it off by going “Over the Rainbow.” Somebody needed to pick a direction for this show, because it’s split personality was a bit wearing.
And now all the night’s winners and the co-hosts take the stage. Look at Melissa Leo singing along and hoisting her long-awaited trophy; that may be my favorite moment of the super-cheesy ending. As Anne and James shout their good-nights and exchange high-fives, the Kodak Theatre crowd rises to its feet and the last of the feeling in mine goes away completely.
Well, that’s the Oscars for another year. Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow – I plan to do the same, once I get past the pins and needles and remember how to walk again.
Thanks for joining me!
5:58 p.m.: The Oscars red carpet is due to begin broadcasting in two minutes, but right now, I’m just seeing KOCO-5 chief meteorologist Rick Mitchell showing the radar of the only thunderstorm in the state in far northern Oklahoma. Rick says they are mindful of the Oscars airing tonight and will keep us ahead of the storm but let us enjoy programming, too. Let’s hope we don’t get too many interruptions – and that the weather behaves itself not just in Oklahoma but in our northern neighbor, Kansas.
6: “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts is wearing of lovely pale pink gown but touting some of the historic moments: the first-ever 90-minute red carpet and the first red-carpet interview with the Oscar hosts. Um, yay. (Sarcasm there.) Right now, we’re just getting introduced to the hosts and seeing behind-the-scenes shots. Let’s get on with it! I’m hoping this isn’t setting the pace for the night.
6:03: The first red-carpet interview is with Oscar-snubbed “Black Swan” actress Mila Kunis, who looks stunning in a lavender gown with a plunging neckline. Tim Gunn asks the first hard-hitting question of the night: Which is harder, walking the red carpet in high heels or dancing ballet in toe shoes? Sheesh.
6:05: Best supporting actress nominee Hailee Steinfeld, 14, is looking incredibly glamorous in her pale and sparkling gown with her dark hair in a formal updo. She is talking about how much her life has changed in the past year. I really hope we see much more from her. She’s an incredible actress. (For the record, this is my first rant of the night about Hailee being nominated in the supporting actress category when her film-carrying turn in the Coen brothers’ “True Grit” clearly belongs in the best actress category. It’s just the games the studios and Academy play.)
6:06: Best actor contender Jesse Eisenberg says “This is like the Super Bowl, but I don’t play football, so this is the closest I’ll ever get.” He’s looking very much the cool cat in his classic black suit, white shirt and black tie. He tells Robin he really doesn’t have a TV, but “I love watching you in person.” Yes, a cool cat indeed.
6:12: Wow, after all the pale gowns, best supporting actress Amy Adams looks stunning in her sparkling deep purple gown. It really looks great with her blue eyes and red hair, and the dramatic Cartier jewels are gorgeous. But I hate the old-lady neckline. I think that dress goes up to her chin.
6:13: Another wow, Jennifer Lawrence – best actress nominee for “Winter’s Bone” – looks absolutely stunning in her long, unadorned red gown with the just-right scooped neckline. She definitely looks ready to play Mystique in “X-Men: First Class.” She says she’s excited to see Jeff Bridges, whom she quotes all the time, and she claims she’s just there “to have and lose.”
6:15: Kevin Spacey is rooting for his “American Beauty” co-star Annette Bening to win best actress. It’s her fourth Oscar nomination, but I’m betting Natalie Portman wins it.
6:16: Russell Brand in wearing all navy and a new darker ‘do, which makes him look like a Johnny Depp impersonator. His date is his mom, since his sweetie Katy Perry is on tour. Russell will be presenting at the Oscars tonight, and he’s giving a frightening explanation of his upcoming “Arthur” remake. I didn’t want to see that movie before, and now I’m really dreading it. Dudley Moore he ain’t.
6:17: Former Tulsan Melissa Leo looks positively regal in her white and gold floral patterned dress with the high collar and deep V neckline. Tim Gunn is asking her a Facebook-submitted question: She plays a lot of complicated characters, does she ever turn down easier roles? She thinks maybe she just complicates the roles. I loved Melissa in “Frozen River,” for which she earned her first Oscar nod, and in “The Fighter.” So I’m really rooting for her. The question is will her online and trade publication campaign on her own behalf work for or against her.
6:20: We’re getting a preview of the P.S. 22 Chorus, an elementary school chorus from Staten Island, N.Y., who will make a joyous musical appearance at tonight’s Oscars singing “Over the Rainbow.” These talented kids have become deserving YouTube sensations with some very high-profile fans. I’m so glad to see the Academy is bringing music back to the Oscars; we’re going to get full performances of the best original song noms, too.
6:27: Tim Gunn is lavishing praise on presenter and past Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, who looks like she’s wearing a pimply alien skin for a dress. Tim calls her a risk-taker and praises the gown as gorgeous. It’s a pale lavender gown with a pleated long skirt and all kinds of round purple and yellow ornamentation on the shoulders and around the waist. It is a very weird and not very pleasant looking gown. I’m not an expert like Tim Gunn but I’m just not a fan. Of the gown. I think Cate is great.
6:30: Mark Ruffalo looks very classic in his tux, and his wife, Sunrise, also appears very elegant. Mark is nominated for best supporting actor, and he credits his spouse for getting him to take the part in “The Kids Are All Right.”
6:32: Past winner Marisa Tomei always looks great, and her flowing dark blue gown is “staggering,” as Tim puts it. Mr. Gunn and I are in agreement on her vintage gown. She says she was stunned but very flattered to hear that Lady Gaga said she would like Marisa to play her if there was a movie made about her life. I’m not sure that I can see it, but Gaga knows how to pick a great actresses.
6:37: I think we’re seeing a trend color: purple. Scarlett Johansson is dressed in a sleeveless vibrant violet gown done in flowery lace. Love the dress and makeup, but didn’t much care for the tousled bedhead ‘do.
6:41: Matthew McConaughey is wearing a great-looking tux, but even with the classy threads, the man still can’t be troubled to shave. I love men with facial hair but I’m not a fan of scruffy stubble with elegant outfit.
6:42: Annette Bening is all sparkles tonight, with a dark-colored column with a spiderweb of silvery accents. I loved her terrific ear dangles. Warren Beatty says he’s in awe of her because she’s not just an amazing actress, she’s an equally amazing wife and mother. Aw.
6:43: Anne Hathaway is wearing Valentino and is walking the red carpet with Valentino. Love, love, love her sleeveless siren-red gown with the flowery gathers in the skirt. Her hair is lovely and soft, and she is wearing a mint worth of jewels. She looks like a winner to me, I think red is another trendy color here tonight. I adore all the jewel tones.
6:48: Tim Gunn is back “making Oscar history” by interviewing host Anne Hathaway before the show. She is the youngest host ever and one of the few female hosts. She said she took Shirley MacLaine’s advice to work as many wardrobe changes into the show as possible. She is wearing Tiffany jewels and a Valentino Archival gown, and she says she feels like a “princess/movie star/luckiest girl in the world.”
6:49: Mark Wahlberg is talking about how hard it was to get “The Fighter” made and how pleased he is to have such a great response to it. He not only stars in the film, he produced it. It’s a shame he didn’t get a best actor nod. He’s giving Robin her due for predicting the movie would be a success.
6:51: Geoffrey Rush (who is cue-ball bald) and Colin Firth are acknowledging their bromance, with Firth dubbing it a shocking display. “The King’s Speech” has a leading 12 nominations, but Rush says even if it goes home empty handed, he’s glad it touched a chord with viewers and allowed he and Colin for forge a great working relationship. I think it’s pretty much a guarantee that Colin is getting an Oscar this year.
6:52: Reese Witherspoon is wearing a black and white Armani gown with green ear dangles, with a bouncy ponytail that would look great on ’50s cheerleader. She doesn’t remember much about winning her Oscar a few years ago for “Walk the Line,” just that she had too much adrenaline and Jamie Foxx was very sweet to her. And now that she has co-starred with Robert Pattinson in the upcoming “Water for Elephants,” she has to be Team Edward. A “Twilight” reference at an entertainment event. Imagine.
6:54: Personal fave Robert Downey Jr. and his producer wife Susan have stepped up. Susan is wearing earrings Angelina Jolie designed, and Robert is wearing a dark suit with a white shirt and white tie. Susan says that they usually hang out in sweats when they’re not making movies, and Robert sardonically comments that his wife’s earrings are the most exciting part of the evening. He and Jude Law, who just finished filming the forthcoming “Sherlock Holmes” sequel, have been paired as presenters tonight.
6:56: Great trailer for “Source Code,” director Duncan Jones’ followup to “Moon.” It’s in theaters April 1, and I really want to see it.
7:00: Just got a glimpse of Halle Berry’s dress, and I’m not a fan of the raggedy-looking skirt. She is so lovely, and I wish she were wearing a gown that emphasized it.
7:01: Jennifer Hudson looks awesome in her flaming red-orange gown with the dramatic neckline, updo and earrings. She does look so svelte and beautiful these days.
7:02: Natalie Portman is wearing a canny plum gown that neither hides nor emphasizes her baby bump. She called “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky “the bee’s knees,” and she feels so lucky to have learned to dance for the movie. She is ready for awards season to be over and to leave the dress-up gowns in the closet. She’s ready for sweats and messy hair. I hope she has her speech ready because I’m betting she wins best actress.
7:03: “Oh, yeah, I am nominated tonight, aren’t I?” James Franco ponders. He’s got a lot on his mind, and he’s got the charm to pull off such a goofy remark. The killer smile helps. He’s praising co-host Anne Hathaway as full of energy and a great performer, and he’s revealing that he has wardrobe changes tonight, too. “Look for the change in suits.” He trails off sort of awkwardly to end the interview. Hopefully, he will be more at ease onstage.
7:05: Tim Gunn is gushing over Justin Timberlake, who took about an hour to get down the carpet. “It’s a long walk on that carpet,” Justin says, adding that it looks more pink than an TV. That prompts Tim to dub him “Justin Timberlake, color theorist.” Justin looks handsome in his classic tux and neatly trimmed facial hair. Maybe he can give Matt McC some tips.
7:07: Sandra Bullock looks so elegant in another of these popular candy-apple red gowns. Love the dramatic neckline and bare back. She is going to present the best actor award and she says she knows how nominee Javier Bardem feels at least – sleep deprived since he has a newborn. Sandra says that since she adopted her baby boy last year, her priorities have changed. She’s back to work but she wants to make sure that she manages her time well because she wants to get back home to him. She always seems like such a classy lady, and life hasn’t been all pretty gowns and golden statuettes for her since she won best actress last year. Good to see her with her head held high.
7:12: “I think it’s just beautiful to be nominated,” says Nicole Kidman, who is wearing a white gown with silvery accents and a sort of giant ribbon wrapped around it. “I like the structure of it,” she says, and it’s got a very unusual line. This is her first nomination since she married Keith Urban, who is holding her hand loyally. He says they have very similar but eclectic taste in music and they picked mellow music for the ride over.
7:14: Gwyneth Paltrow is wearing a gorgeous shimmering, gold column with stunning sparkly earrings. She is singing “Coming Home,” a best original song nominee from “Country Strong.” She says if she could have a dream duet, she would do it with Jay-Z.
7:15: Best supporting actor shoo-in Christian Bale is going with an all-black suit and full beard. He says that Dicky Edlund and Micky Ward, the real-life brothers he and Mark Wahlberg portray in “The Fighter,” are at the Oscars and he saw them having a good time earlier. Christian is glad that “the Fighter” finally got made and pleased that it has captured the attention and imagination of film fans.
7:20: News flash: Most of the stars interviewed on the red carpet are rooting for their own films or co-stars to win tonight. Shocking, I know. At least they’re honest.
7:21: We’re less than 10 minutes away from the start of the actual Academy Awards. Robin has moved the activity inside the Kodak Theatre, and past Oscar host Hugh Jackman is making a playful entrance. He said he is nervous for co-hosts Anne and James, even though he just decided to relax and have fun. He is reiterating his advice to Anne and James: eat a lot. They will need to keep up their energy; this show is three hours long and they are in charge of keeping it running smoothly and sort of on time. If they keep it on time, they will be my favorite hosts ever.
7:24: I love the color and bodice of past winner Halle Berry’s pale gown, but I hate the ragged tulle skirt and neckline adornment. It looks sort of ’80s. She says she loves seeing everyone’s interpretation of glamor; clearly she and I have different interpretations. Of course, she is much more experienced than I in the glamor department. She says she is sending up her love for the late Lena Horne and looking forward to her Broadway debut.
7:26: Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is the last interview of the red carpet and will present the first award. He recalls as a nominee that when your category comes up the blood rushes to your head and all you can hear is gibberish. “This town makes time for a lot of things but it only shuts down for the Oscars.”
And with those words of wisdom, we’ll end the Oscars red carpet live blog. Please join me in minutes for the Academy Awards live blog right here on BAM’s Blog.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will air live at 7:30 tonight on ABC (KOCO-5 in Oklahoma City), and you can follow along with live blog here at BAM’s Blog. The festivities will begin here on the blog and on TV at 6 p.m. with the Oscars red carpet. That’s just 15 minutes away!
To help guide us through the evening festivities, which will be presided over by co-hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco, here is the list of nominees. Melissa Leo, a former Tulsa resident, is nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for her portrayal as Alice Ward, the domineering matriarch of the Ward clan, in the hard-hitting boxing biopic “The Fighter.”
The British monarchy drama “The King’s Speech” goes into tonight’s ceremony with a leading 12 Oscar nominations.
To read my Oscar predictions, click here.
And here are the nominees:
Best Picture: “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “Inception,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The King’s Speech,” “127 Hours,” “The Social Network,” “Toy Story 3,” “True Grit,” “Winter’s Bone.”
Actor: Javier Bardem, “Biutiful”; Jeff Bridges, “True Grit”; Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”; Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”; James Franco, “127 Hours.”
Actress: Annette Bening, “The Kids Are All Right”; Nicole Kidman, “Rabbit Hole”; Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone”; Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”; Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine.”
Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, “The Fighter”; John Hawkes, “Winter’s Bone”; Jeremy Renner, “The Town”; Mark Ruffalo, “The Kids Are All Right”; Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech.”
Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, “The Fighter”; Helena Bonham Carter, “The King’s Speech”; Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”; Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit”; Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom.”
Director: Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”; David O. Russell, “The Fighter”; Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech”; David Fincher, “The Social Network”; Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “True Grit.”
Animated Feature Film: “How to Train Your Dragon,” “The Illusionist,” “Toy Story 3.”
Foreign Language Film: “Biutiful,” Mexico; “Dogtooth,” Greece; “In a Better World,” Denmark; “Incendies,” Canada; “Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi),” Algeria.
Adapted Screenplay: Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, “127 Hours”; Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”; Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich, “Toy Story 3”; Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “True Grit”; Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini, “Winter’s Bone.”
Original Screenplay: Mike Leigh, “Another Year”; Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson and Keith Dorrington, “The Fighter”; Christopher Nolan, “Inception”; Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, “The Kids Are All Right”; David Seidler, “The King’s Speech.”
Original Score: “How to Train Your Dragon,” John Powell; “Inception,” Hans Zimmer; “The King’s Speech,” Alexandre Desplat; “127 Hours,” A.R. Rahman; “The Social Network,” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
Original Song: “Coming Home” from “Country Strong,” Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey; “I See the Light” from “Tangled,” Alan Menken and Glenn Slater; “If I Rise” from “127 Hours,” A.R. Rahman, Dido and Rollo Armstrong; “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3,” Randy Newman.
Art Direction: “Alice in Wonderland,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” “Inception,” “The King’s Speech,” “True Grit.”
Cinematography: “Black Swan,” “Inception,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network,” “True Grit.”
Sound Mixing: “Inception,” “The King’s Speech,” “Salt,” “The Social Network,” “True Grit.”
Sound Editing: “Inception,” “Toy Story 3,” “Tron: Legacy,” “True Grit,” “Unstoppable.”
Costume: “Alice in Wonderland,” “I Am Love,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Tempest,” “True Grit.”
Documentary Feature: “Exit through the Gift Shop,” “Gasland,” “Inside Job,” “Restrepo,” “Waste Land.”
Documentary (short subject): “Killing in the Name,” “Poster Girl,” “Strangers No More,” “Sun Come Up,” “The Warriors of Qiugang.”
Film Editing: “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “The King’s Speech,” “127 Hours,” “The Social Network.”
Makeup: “Barney’s Version,” “The Way Back,” “The Wolfman.”
Animated Short Film: “Day and Night,” “The Gruffalo,” “Let’s Pollute,” “The Lost Thing,” “Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary).”
Live Action Short Film: “The Confession,” “The Crush,” “God of Love,” “Na Wewe,” “Wish 143.”
Visual Effects: “Alice in Wonderland,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” “Hereafter,” “Inception,” “Iron Man 2.”