Welcome to live blog results for the 83rd annual Academy Awards. Tonight's show will present awards to the best work in film over the past year including major awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress. The Oscars 2011 winners may be predictable based on previous award wins, or there may be some major surprises at tonight's awards show!
Among the Oscar nominees for the Best Picture award in 2011 are 10 films.Â These include "The Social Network," "The King's Speech," "True Grit," "127 Hours," "Winter's Bone," "Toy Story 3," "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "The Kids Are All Right," and "Inception."Â Early Oscars predictions have favored two films in this category, with many choosing "The King's Speech," while others opt for "The Social Network."Â Unfortunately, there can be no tie in any of the categories.
When it comes to Best Actor, Colin Firth (pictured) will be the lead candidate to win for his role as King George VI in "The King's Speech."Â It will be a major surprise should he lose to any of his competitors in this category.Â Included in those competitors are Javier Bardem ("Biutiful"), Jeff Bridges ("True Grit"), Jesse Eisenberg ("The Social Network"), and James Franco ("127 Hours").Â Franco just happens to be hosting this shindig too.
The Best Actress category features Natalie Portman with her amazing performance in "Black Swan." vying for the award against several other great leading ladies.Â These nominees include Annette Bening ("The Kids Are All Right"), Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence ("Winter's Bone"), and Michelle Williams ("Blue Valentine").
Of course these are just three of the many awards which will be handed out tonight.Â There's plenty more winners beyond these three and all will be quite deserving of the gold statuette known as "Oscar."
This live blog coverage of the 2011 Oscars ceremony will provide updated winners in the comments section below.Â Make sure to check back as new winners have been announced during the televised coverage.Â Also, follow TVplusMovieNews Twitter to get updates via tweets about tonight's 2011 Oscars winners and Academy Awards show results!