With Anne Hathaway and James Franco as the hosts, the documentary on The 83rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony brings alive the burgeoning excitement and aspirations of all the nominees.
From Hugh Jackman to Steven Spielberg, the greatest award ceremony on earth had the half of the Hollywood on stage as presenters. The much awaited gala opens with Anne and James featuring in some of the movies nominated for best picture award, providing a sneak peak of The King's Speech, Black Swan, The Social Network, Inception, The Fighter and True Grit. After that, the all pumped-up hosts make their way straight to the stage. After pulling each other’s leg on who among them earned a nomination, both the hosts leave the audience with some classic movies of Hollywood. Once the mood builds up, presenters start to pronounce the names of the winners of the coveted awards, with best production design prize going to Alice in Wonderland, best cinematography to Wally Pfister for Inception. Melissa Leo’s Oscar for best supporting actress brings a comedy of errors with presenter Kirk Douglas mentioning the name of Colin Firth instead of her.
Similarly, Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake keep the audience at tenterhooks before announcing the name of The Lost Thing for best animated short film. Of course, Toy Story 3 wins the best-animated feature film award. Of all the moments, The King's Speech grabbing the best picture and best director titles was unforgettable. The movie also struck gold for Colin Firth, winning him the best actor award; while on the other hand, Natalie Portman had her pie for Black Swan.