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83rd Annual Academy Awards: Winners and Highlights

Hollywood’s big night has come and gone once again and we’re so excited for all of the TMPA and Festival winners and nominees!

Our #1 TMPA of 2010, The King’s Speech, was the big winner of the evening taking home Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay. (Have you heard our interview with Best Director winner Tom Hooper?)

Toy Story 3 charmed the Academy and took home Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song for “We Belong Together”.

The most pleasant surprise of the evening was 2010 HFF Award Winner, God of Love, winning for Live Action Short film. Filmmaker Luke Matheny charmed the crowd with one of the most heart-felt and humorous acceptance speeches of the evening. Watch below!

Congratulations to all the other nominees including Winter’s Bone, Rabbit Hole, How to Train Your Dragon, Sun Come Up and Waste Land!

83rd Annual Academy Award Winners

Best Picture
The King’s Speech

Actor in a Leading Role
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale – The Fighter

Actress in a Leading Role
Natalie Portman – Black Swan

Actress in a Supporting Role
Melissa Leo – The Fighter

Animated Feature Film
Toy Story 3

Art Direction
Alice in Wonderland


Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland

Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech

Documentary Feature
Inside Job

Documentary Short
Strangers No More

Film Editing
The Social Network

Foreign Language Film
In a Better World

The Wolfman

Original Score
The Social Network

Original Song
“We Belong Together” – Toy Story 3

Animated Short Film
The Lost Thing

Live Action Short Film
God of Love

Sound Editing

Sound Mixing

Visual Effects

Adapted Screenplay
The Social Network

Original Screenplay
The King’s Speech

TMPA and Heartland Film Festival Winners Are Now Oscar Nominees!

With the Academy Award nominations announced this morning, we’d like to congratulate the new nominees who received the Truly Moving Picture Award and were award winners at the 2010 Heartland Film Festival!

The big winner is The King’s Speech, which recently topped our list of the Top 10 Truly Moving Picture Award winners of 2010. The King’s Speech received twelve nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (stay tuned for our interview with director Tom Hooper!), Best Lead Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter) and Best Original Screenplay, among others.

Toy Story 3 received nominations for Best Picture, Best Animated Feature, Best Adapted Screenplay, Sound Editing and Best Original Song, accounting for five total nominations.

How to Train Your Dragon was also nominated in the Best Animated Feature category, and also received a mention for Best Original Score.

Another big name in the nominations is Winter’s Bone, which received four big nominations, including Best Picture, Best Lead Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Nicole Kidman received a Best Lead Actress nomination for her powerful role in Rabbit Hole. (Listen to our interview with Rabbit Hole director John Cameron Mitchell!)

Other TMPA-winning nominees include Tangled, nominated for Best Original Song, and Restrepo, which garnered a nod for Best Documentary.

Congratulations are also in order for our Festival winners included in the Academy Award nominations! Festival Crystal Heart Award winner in the documentary feature category Waste Land was nominated alongside Restrepo for Best Documentary Feature, Festival Crystal Heart Award winners Sun Come Up and God of Love were nominated for Best Documentary Short and Best Short Film respectively.

All told, TMPA winners amassed 26 Academy Award nominations, while films that won Festival Awards at last year’s Festival grabbed three total nominations. Congratulations to all of the nominees; we’ll be rooting for you on February 27th! Join us on Twitter during the broadcast for updates and conversation!

The Top 10 Truly Moving Picture Award winners from 2010!

Here they are, the list of 2010′s Top 10 Truly Moving Picture Award winners. There were many deserving films this year, but this list represents the best of the best.

10. Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole may be one of the most realistic and truthful films of the year, depicting a couple fighting through grief after the loss of their son. It is occasionally difficult to watch as they honestly wrestle with their pain and guilt, yet the film finds a striking balance of hope and realism as it reaches its conclusion.

9. Made in Dagenham

Director Nigel Cole’s story of women at a Ford plant in Dagenham in the late 1960’s tells, for the first time, this incredible chapter in the civil rights movement. As Rita O’Grady leads the women on strike, demanding equal pay, we are reminded how far we have come, and how much of the fight is left to win.

8. Conviction

It is hard to find a true story more incredible than that of Betty Anne Waters. Conviction tells her tale, as she juggled family life and work while putting herself through college and law school in a determined effort to free her brother, who was jailed for murder.

7. Mao’s Last Dancer

This true story of a young Chinese ballet dancer who defects to the United States to pursue his passion is directed by five-time TMPA winner Bruce Beresford (Tender Mercies, Paradise Road, Driving Miss Daisy, Breaker Morant). Featuring a first time actor in the lead role, Mao’s Last Dancer captures the beauty of ballet, and the striking freedoms available in the United States.

6. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The third installment in the Chronicles of Narnia series brings back the fantastical world of Narnia.  Lucy and Edmund join forces with King Caspian to unite Narnia and defeat the evil that teases each person’s dark side. Their courage in the face of danger, coupled with the redemption of their cousin Eustace, make The Voyage of the Dawn Treader a worthy entry in the series.

5. Toy Story 3

The best-reviewed film of the year, Toy Story 3 caps off an incredible trilogy of Truly Moving Picture Award winners. The story of Woody, Buzz and the gang continues as the toys are mistakenly delivered to a daycare center and have to find their way back home while discovering what it truly means to be a friend.

4. Flipped

Flipped is a story of young love, telling the tale of two youngsters whose feelings for each other “flip” as they move through school. Charmingly and simply told, acclaimed director Rob Reiner’s film of young love is a potent reminder of youth and innocence.

3. Waiting for “Superman”

One of the year’s most thought-provoking documentaries, Waiting for “Superman” explores public education in a frightening manner. Director Davis Guggenheim, using exhaustive research to back up his film, injects much-needed conversation into the public education debate.

2. Secretariat

Secretariat succeeds by not only telling the story of the historic horse, but also by detailing the aspirations of a strong-headed woman by the name of Penny Chenery, Secretariat’s owner. She fights the male-dominated racing establishment all the way to victory, just as her horse does the same on the racetrack.

1. The King’s Speech

More than an inside look at an important moment in history, The King’s Speech tells the story of a man determined to lead his country in the finest possible manner. Doing so requires overcoming tremendous obstacles with the help of a dedicated and stubborn teacher, as England’s King George VI prepares to guide his people through the Second World War.

So there’s our list of the Top 10 Truly Moving Picture Award winners from 2010! What do you think? Which films did we miss, what would you add or take away from our Top 10? Let us know!