Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: I really wanted Jennifer Lawrence to win for Winter’s Bone but can’t complain about Natalie Portman for Black Swan as I haven’t seen the movie yet. What I can complain about is UK distribution and the fact I haven’t been able to see Black Swan yet!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Paul Giamatti won for Barney’s Version, again this one isn’t out over here yet so don’t know how good he is in it. I am just glad Johnny Depp didn’t win for the two mediocre movie he was nominated for (sorry Johnny, nothing personal, they just weren’t much good)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Annette Bening won for The Kids Are All Right, she was great in the movie (as was co star Julianne Moore) but I would have given it to Emma Stone for Easy A with Anne Hathaway for Love and Other Drugs a close second.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: The winner was Christian Bale for The Fighter, no surprise, it isn’t out here yet, so I will have to reserve judgment, I will say both Andrew Garfield in The Social Network and Geoffrey Rush in The King’s Speech were brilliant.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Melissa Leo won for The Fighter that as I mentioned above I haven’t seen yet, in fact the only nominated movie in this category I have seen is The King’s Speech and really enjoyed Helena Bonham Carter’s performance.
Best Director – Motion Picture: David Fincher won for The Social Network, I would have been happy with him or Christopher Nolan for Inception. In some ways I think Fincher deserved it more than Nolan as he made such a great movie out of so little.
Best Original Score – Motion Picture: Trent (Nine Inch Nails) Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network were deserved winners, A.R. Rahman for 127 Hours is also worthy of note.
I will skip over most of the TV awards as I don’t watch most of the winning shows but will mention Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama that went to Katey Sagal for the hugely underrated Sons of Anarchy.