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‘The Social Network’ takes home three awards at 2011 Oscars, not Best Picture

To no one’s surprise, The King’s Speech took Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards, beating out The Social Network and a slew of other deserving nominees. But that doesn’t mean the dark and twisted dork movie about the (fictional) beginnings of Facebook walked away empty handed.

To start, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s script won in the Adapted Screenplay category, beating out the Cohen brother’s True Grit, Toy Story 3, 127 Hours and Winter’s Bones. The Social Network also won in the glamorous Film Editing category, which will surely make editors Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter celebrities at their local bar. And Nine Inch Nails frontman, Trent Reznor, ginned-up the last Academy Award in the Original Score category.

The King’s Speech and Inception tied for most awards won last night, having each received a total of four statues.

For The King’s Speech, that included one for Colin Firth, who won Best Actor; one for Tom Hooper, who won Best Director; one for David Seidler in the Best Original Screenplay category; and, of course, Best Picture.

Inception‘s awards landed on the more technical side of the film-making spectrum, with awards in the Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects categories.

One surprise was the near absence of Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, which received five Oscar nominations this year. That film only won one award, Best Actress, for Natalie Portman’s frightening portrayal of a conflicted, paranoid ballerina.

As we reported earlier, Twitter monitoring service TweetBeat analyzed more than 25,000 tweets about the Oscars to predict which movies and actors would win the big night. In the categories of Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Actor, Twitter users were correct 100 percent of the time. Remember that before filling out next year’s office ballot.

A complete list of last night’s winner, via Movieline:

Best Picture: The King’s Speech
Best Director: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler, The King’s Speech
Best Art Direction: Robert Stromberg and Karen O’Hara, Alice in Wonderland
Best Cinematography: Wally Pfister, Inception
Best Editing: Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter, The Social Network
Best Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network
Best Sound Mixing: Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, Ed Novick, Inception
Best Sound Editing: Richard King, Inception
Best Makeup: Rick Baker and Dave Elsey, The Wolfman
Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood, Alice in Wonderland
Best Visual Effects: Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb, Inception
Best Original Song: “We Belong Together,” Randy Newman, Toy Story 3
Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
Best Foreign Language Film: In a Better World
Best Documentary: Inside Job
Best Documentary Short Subject: Strangers No More
Best Live Action Short Film: God of Love
Best Animated Short: The Lost Thing

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