“The Social Network”was chosen as the Best Picture and the director David Fincher won Best Director for the film.
Colin Firth, won the Best Actor award for his role in “The King’s Speech” and Natalie Portman, who won Best Actress for her role in “Black Swan.” Christian Bale got the Best Supporting Actor award and Melissa Leo for Best Supporting Actress both for their outstanding roles in “The Fighter.”
The Best Action Movie was “Inception,”, Best Art Direction and Best Editing went to “The Social Network”, “The Fighter” had Best Acting Ensemble, the Best Original Screenplay award was won by David Seidler for “The King’s Speech”, Best Young Actor/Actress was Hailee Steinfeld for her remarkable role in “True Grit”, “Toy Story 3″ won Best Animated Feature and “Easy A” was the Best Comedy.
Nominees in attendance included: Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Annette Bening, Helena Bonham Carter, Robert Duvall, Jesse Eisenberg, Elle Fanning, Colin Firth, Andrew Garfield, Ryan Gosling, Jon Hamm, Nicole Kidman, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa Leo, Julianne Moore, Mandy Moore, Jeremy Renner, Sam Rockwell, Mark Ruffalo, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Aaron Sorkin, Steven Spielberg, Jacki Weaver, Hailee Steinfeld and Michelle Williams.
Presenters at the gala included: Hank Azaria, Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Ice Cube, Jesse Eisenberg, Jane Fonda, Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Rob Huebel, the Kardashians (Khloe, Kim), Jimmy Kimmel, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, Joan Rivers, Tim Roth, Paul Scheer, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Spacey, Emma Stone and Sofia Vergara .
Maroon 5 was this year’s house band. In addition to entertaining the audience throughout the awards ceremony, the band gave a special red carpet performance during the live pre-show, and also performed “Stuck in the Middle with You” from the movie “Reservoir Dogs.” Keri Hilson also performed “Son of a Preacher Man” during the Critic’s Choice Music+Film Award tribute to Quentin Tarantino.