Oscar Winners 2011—Red Carpet Romance, Acceptance Speeches & More

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Natalie Portman holding her 2011 Best Actress Oscar statuette
Official winners of the 2011 Academy Awards, plus best red carpet couples and acceptance speeches.

Last night's Academy Awards were funny and glamorous and, sure, a little bit boring and cheesy—but that's the Oscars, right? Even if you didn't like Natalie Portman in Black Swan (she won for Best Actress), or you weren't moved by The King's Speech (Best Picture winner), or you were rooting for Amy Adams over Melissa Leo for best supporting actress (both were nominated for roles in The Fighter; Leo won)—heck, even if you haven't seen any of the movies, the pomp and pageantry of the Academy Awards makes for a pretty decent night of television.

A complete list of the 2011 Oscar winners is on page two of this post. But first, we're giving a few awards of our own to the best Oscar acceptance speeches, most romantic red carpet couple and more.

 

Most Romantic Red Carpet Couple: Annette Bening and Warren Beatty
When the host asked Beatty, "What makes your wife such a fantastic actress?
" he replied, "You don't know the half of it. It's not just that she's the best actress in the world, you can't imagine what a mother and the whole thing. I'm in awe. I try to be acceptable." He even looked teary-eyed!

Most Romantic Pair Of Winners: Rick Baker and Dave Elsey, Best Makeup, Wolfman
Rick Baker didn't bother thanking the Academy, or his cast and crew. He simply said, "I just want to thank my beautiful wife Sylvia for knowing me so well and being so right. I'm so glad I listened to you honey." Co-winner Dave Elsey had a more typical thank-you list, and at the end added, "Thank you to my beautiful wife Lou. I love you."

Most Romantic Acceptance Speech Of The Night: Luke Matheny, Best Live Short, God Of Love
The best acceptance speech of the night was also the most romantic. After a long list thank-yous, Matheny looked up and said, "And last but not least, my brilliant composer, and the love of my life, Sasha Gordon. You're my dream come true." His declaration drew an audible "awww" from the audience. The 10 Most Romantic Oscar Acceptance Speeches Of All Time

Best Bromance: Tom Hooper, Best Director, The King's Speech
Hooper had one of the more articulate speeches of the night. Perhaps he'd practiced? He started out by thanking his pals: "Thank you to my wonderful actors, the triangle of man love which is Coling Firth, Geoffery Rush and me. I'm only here because of you guys, and Helena, I hope that reference doesn't make you too jealous."

Most RoMOMtic Speech: Tom Hooper, Best Director, The King's Speech
After calling out his bromance buddies Hooper went through the usual list of thank yous. But at the end, he added something special: "But most of all, thank you to my parents. My mom and dad who are in the audience tonight. And I know there's been a lot of thanking of mums, but this is slightly different. My mum was invited by some Australian friends in London to a fringe theater play reading of an un-produced un-rehearsed play called The King's Speech. Now she's never been invited to a play reading in her entire life before and she almost didn't go because it didn't sound exactly promising. But thank god she did because she came home rang me up and said Tom, I think I've found your next film.

So with this tonight, I honor you. And the morale of the story is, listen to your mother."

Most Surprisingly Unromantic: Natalie Portman, Best Actress, Black Swan
At the end of her list of thanks, Portman called out the father of her soon-to-be-born baby: "And my beautiful love, Benjamin Millepied who choreographed the film and has now given my most important role in my life." After her racy Golden Globes speech we expected more. Oscars 2011: The Real Truth About The Best Actress Curse

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