The Academy Awards

Season 83 Episode 1

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Feb 27, 2011 on ABC

Episode Recap

2011 Governors Award recipients: James Earl Jones, Dick Smith and Oprah Winfrey.

Actor in a Leading Role:
Javier Bardem in "Biutiful"
Jeff Bridges in "True Grit"
Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network"
(W) Colin Firth in "The King's Speech"
James Franco in "127 Hours
Actor in a Supporting Role:

(W)Christian Bale in "The Fighter"
John Hawkes in "Winter's Bone"
Jeremy Renner in "The Town"
Mark Ruffalo in "The Kids Are All Right"
Geoffrey Rush in "The King's Speech"

Actress in a Leading Role:

Annette Bening in "The Kids Are All Right"
Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone"
(W)Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"
Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine"