Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
“127 Hours” Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
“The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
“Toy Story 3” Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
“True Grit” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
“Winter's Bone” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini
Winner: Aaron Sorkin, as expected. "It's hard to describe how it feels to hold the same award that Paddy Chayefsky won for another movie with the word Network in the title." Then he thanks his "long-suffering press rep." Because, you know... the drugs. Heh. "David Fincher made this movie, and he did it with an ungodly artfulness." OH STOP PLAYING HIM OFF. Piano seems to be the orchestra's weapon of choice this year--ah, here come the strings. Sorkin defiantly starts listing off EVERY SINGLE ACTOR WHO WAS IN THE MOVIE as the music keeps going more and more impatiently. "I am going to have to insist on some respect from your guinea pig," he says, and I have no idea what he's talking about because the strings are drowning him out.
Writing (Original Screenplay)
“Another Year” Written by Mike Leigh
“The Fighter” Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;
Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
“Inception” Written by Christopher Nolan
“The Kids Are All Right” Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
“The King's Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler
Well, here's a telling category. I love the way Bardem says "Cholodenko." Winner: The King's Speech. Okay, it's all over. Best Picture, right there. "The writer's speech," says the elderly Seidler. "Terrifying. My father always said I would be... a late bloomer." Huge laugh and applause. "I believe I am the oldest person to win this award. I hope this record is broken quickly and often." Aw. "There's so many people and they're saying wrap up now. I would like to thank the Queen, for not locking me in the Tower, for using The Melissa Leo F Word. This is for all the stutterers throughout the world. We have a voice. We have been heard." I want him to be my British writer grandpa now.