The 83rd Annual Academy Awards saw a generous slice of India on the red carpet.
Here are some pictures of the stars, as they made their way to the Kodak theatre in California, to catch the big event.
We start off with Mallika Sherawat, looking smashing in white.
Aishwarya Rai arrived with husband Abhishek Bachchan. The other Indian talent we spotted on the red carpet was Oscar-nominee A R Rahman.
Oscar nominee Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine) arrives for the Oscar ceremony
Actress Mila Kunis, who co-stars in the Oscar-nominated film Black Swan, looks as elegant on the red carpet as she does in the film.
Cate Blanchett shows off her slim waist in a nicely-cut evening gown
Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow have a chat on the red carpet. Nicole, who arrived with husband Keith Urban (not in the picture), has been nominated for her role in Rabbit Hole.
The King’s Speech’ sweeps 5 Oscars at the 83 rd Academy Awards including Original Screenplay, Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Sound Editing.
THE OSCAR WINNERS…
Best Film: Oscar goes to The King’s Speech
Best Actor: Oscar goes to Colin Firth for King’s Speech. He thanks his crew, Jeoffrey, Helena, David Sydler, Tom Hooper for courage and clear sightedness and all the people who have been rooting him back him.
Sandra Bullock nominees of present Best Actor- Jeff Bridges, Javier Bardem, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, James franco.
Best Actress: Oscar goes to Natalie Portman for Black Swan. She says” This is insane. I truly wish that the prize tonight was to get to work with my fellow nominees, I’m so in awe of you,” Portman thanks her parents, Luc Besson (who provided her with her first job in Leon), her agents and Darren Aronofosky.
Jeff Brdiges presents nominees of actresses in Leading role – Annette Bening, Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole, Jennifer Lawrence for Winter’s Bone, Natalie Portman for Black Swan, Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine. Oscar goes to – Natalie Portman for Black Swan.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Annette Bening presents Lifetime Oscars to Coppola, Wallach, Brownlow
Best Director: Oscar goes to Tom Hooper for The King’s Speech. On stage, he heaps praise on his mother, who first pointed him towards The King’s Speech. “The moral of this story: listen to your mother,” he says.
Hillary Swank and Catherine Bigelow present oscar for direction.
Halle Berry on stage thanks lena horne for paving the way for black actors in Hollywood
Celine Dion is singing “Smile, while your heart is breaking” as we flit through the clips of the dearly departed. And there they go: big-as-life Tony Curtis, classy John Barry, glorious Patricia Neal. .
Best Original Song: Oscar goes to Randy Newman for We Belong Together from Toy Story 3.
Kate Hudson presents AR Rahman on stage. Rahman performing If I Rise live
Billy Crystal, one of the greatest Oscar hosts paid an ode to Bobby Hope
Film Editing: Oscar goes to Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter for The Social Network
Visual Effects: Oscar goes to Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb for Inception
Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law on stage to present Oscar for visual effects
Best Documentary Feature: Oscar goes to Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs for Inside Job. Charles says, “After financial fraud not a single financial executive has gone to jail ”
Oprah Winfrey is on the stage to offer the Outstanding Documentary of the year.
Live Action Short Film: Oscar goes to God of Love, Luke Matheny
Best Documentary (Short Subject): Oscar goes to Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon for Strangers No More.
Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal on stage to present Oscar for Best Documentary short subject
Best Costume Design: Oscar goes to Colleen Atwood for Alice in Wonderland
Kate Blanchett gives away Oscar for Costume Design
Best Makeup: Oscar goes to Rick Baker and Dave Elsey for “The Wolfman”
Kate Blanchett gives away Oscar for Best Makeup.
Music (Sound Editing): Oscar for Sound Editing goes to Richard King for Inception
Music (Sound Mixing): Oscar goes to Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick for Inception
Scarlet Johanson and Matthew Mccauney present the best Sound Design Oscar
Music (Original Score): Oscar goes to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network
Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman is on the stage to give away the Best Original Score Oscar.
Best Supporting Actor (Male): Oscar goes to Christian Bale for The Fighter. He says, ” Bloody hell, its such an honour. Thanks director of the Fighter David O Russel for translating our work to audiences. I am hoping not to drop the ‘f’ bomb like Melissa had done before. Dicky you are the best, our producers mark for supporting the film and to my wonderful wife and daughter.
Reese Witherspoon is on the stage to give away the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
Best Foreign Language Film: Oscar goes to In A Better World – Denmark. This is the 3 rd film from Denmark to win an Oscar.
Russel Brand and Hellen Mirren give away the Oscar for best foreign language film
Anne Hathaway in tuxedo sings calls Hugh Jackass (referring to Hugh Jackman) claiming he did not sing with her! James Franco dressed as Marilyn Monroe says he got a text message from Charlie Sheen
Writing (Original Screenplay): Oscar goes to David Seidler for King’s Speech. He says, “I believe i am the oldest person to win this award and i hope that this record is broken soon. Thanks her majesty the Queen of England for not hanging him for using the Melissa Leo ‘f word’ in the film and to all the stutterers in world – we have a voice. ”
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Oscar goes to Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network. He thanks the book on which his script is based, his researcher, his parents, Jesse Eisenberg and cast and crew. He says” I wrote this but fincher made this. He is the nicest guy who made a good film. This movie is a source of pride for me”
Best Animated feature Film: Oscar goes to Lee Unkrich for Toy Story 3. He says “Thanks producer, Cast crew, Disney, Pixar and my family”.
Best Short Film (Animation): Oscar goes to Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann for The Lost Thing
Best supporting actor (Female) : Oscar goes to Melissa Leo for The Fighter. This is her first Oscar, was nominated once before! She says “Thanks David O Russel, Amy, Bale, I’m speechless, breathless but thanks academy too.”
Kurt Douglas, greatest screenwriters on stage: Kurt on stage to give Best Supporting actress Oscar. Stars stand to show respect.
Best Cinematography: Oscar goes to Wally Pfister for inception. He thanks master filmmaker Chrsitopher Nolan, says his work has inpired me for 12 years.
Best Art Direction: And Oscar goes to Alice in wonderland – Robert Stromberg and Karen O Hara
Anne hathaway and James Franco come on stage. Anne says, “I am not nominated. It used to be you get naked, you get nominated! ”
It is James’ first nomination. He says that he is not nervous and asks do you get money with the oscar? Both wave at their families, Anne’s mother and James’ grandmother!
Hosts are spoofing all the best film nominees
Hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway spoof inception, say it’s confusing.
Next was Social Network and The Fighter.
Then it was the turn of True Grit, The King’s Speech and Black Swan.
Franco says he loved Jeff Bridges in Tron!
Two time academy award winner Tom Hanks is the opening presenter.
Halle Berry is wearing a markeza outfit says “I am a slave of fashion. I love people’s interpretation
Roberto Benigni and Tom Hanks’ acceptance speech is voted as best Oscar speeches so far.
Nicole Kidman says it’s great to be nominated again, I am wearing Dior and I liked its structure; it’s comfortable. I’ve won Oscar once but not after my marriage, so I want this one”. Nicole has been nominated for ‘Rabbit Hole’.
Christian Bale nominated for best actor says, “It’s lovely that our movie has catched attention”
Matthew Mcconaughey, who will be presenting Oscars with Scarlett Johanson, says ” I’ve been nominated twice so my advice to those nominated should just enjoy, this happens only once”
Jennifer Lawrence nominated for winter’s bone says ” I’m feeling euphoric and honoured”.
Natalie Portman says “working on the film was magical, i worked for one a half years on the film”. Wearing Tifanny jewellery and purple dress is the last one to enter
Aaron Sorkin nominated for best script for social network says it was a challenge writing this script.
Melina Kunis looks elegant in lavender.
Kate Blanchett grace the carpet in light pink
Scarlet Johansson enters in lacy maroon, rated low on fashion
Anne Hathaway enters in bright red. Is also the host for tonight
Mark Wahlberg enters. He says, “The Fighter will walk away with atleast 2 oscars tonight”
Tom Cooper nominated as best director for king’s speech says he didn’t think his film would be appreciated this much. I have to pinch myself everyday, says Tom
Robert Downey Jr, who will be presenting awards for visual effects and editing with Jude Law, says all nominees are special.
Danny Boyle says 127 Hours is way different from Slumdog as 127 is a film about one guy in America!
Ashutosh Gowarikar enters with son Kunal says “it’s great to be here at Oscars. I wanted Kunal to be here instead of wife Sunita”. He is also the member of the academy and for him all 10 Movies are favourite but he is rooting for The social Network and King’s Speech..
Abhi Ash enter for Oscars. Ash is wearing brown strapless gown while Abhi is in tuxedo. “This is another part of film fraternity so we are glad to be here” says Ash. Ash is supporting A.R Rahman and her friend Colin Firth.
Sandra Bullock enters in bright red dress
Gwyneth Paltrow, who will be presenting tonight, enters in silver calvin klien dress, .
Resse Witherspoon is in black and white in Valentino like Julie Roberts wore few years ago
Nicole Kidman is in white – too much detail in front, rated low on fashion.
Penelope just had babies a week ago, still looks stunning in bright red.
Hillary Swank enters in silver Gucci strapless with feathers at the bottom; she says “boys don’t cry was 11 years ago! It’s great to be here”
Steven Speilberg enters with his 14 yr daughter says Hollywood is amazing. Steven say ” I ‘ quite nervous because I am presenting and my wife and daughters will watch this
Helene Bonham Carter dresses conservatively in black in sunglasses – says I want to celebrate films not fashion..
Christain Bale enters with wife
Josh Brolin enters. He will be presenting Oscars with Javier Bardem
Helen mirren enters in a short grey hair in grey dress
Helena Bonham said my children stoop up after watching the king’s speech, we are going to sweep awards tonight for the king’s speech – I wanted to enhance my bum so the dress!
Celene Dion enters, she will be performing tonight.
Javier Bardem enters with wife Penelope Cruz. Havier says it’s helpful for spanish people to be recognized as he is nominated for biutiful
Jennifer Lawrence in bright red was the first one to enter.