Randy Newman, ‘I Love L.A.’ Songwriter, Steals Show at 83rd Academy Awards With Funny Acceptance Speech

Randy Newman, 'I Love L.A.' Songwriter, Steals Show at 83rd Academy Awards With Funny Acceptance Speech The 83rd Academy Awards weren’t a Bruins or Red Sox game on NESN, but the show still gets a thumbs-up.

James Franco and Anne Hathaway made history by being the first male-female duo to serve as hosts, and Hollywood’s biggest night was watchable for the most part.

Randy Newman, 'I Love L.A.' Songwriter, Steals Show at 83rd Academy Awards With Funny Acceptance Speech

The King’s Speech took home awards for best picture, director, actor and original screenplay. The Fighter — the life story of Lowell (Mass.) boxer Micky Ward — also had a good showing and earned two golden statues.

Here is the complete list of 2011 Oscar winners.

BEST PICTURE: The King’s Speech

BEST ACTOR: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

BEST ACTRESS: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

BEST DIRECTOR: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

BEST SONG: “We Belong Together,” Toy Story 3, Randy Newman

BEST EDITING: The Social Network, Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Inception, Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

BEST DOCUMENTARY: Inside Job, Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT: God of Love, Luke Matheny

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Strangers No More, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood

BEST MAKEUP: The Wolfman, Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

BEST SOUND EDITING: Inception, Richard King

BEST SOUND MIXING: Inception, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, and Ed Novick

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christian Bale, The Fighter

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: In a Better World (Denmark)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: The King’s Speech, Screenplay by David Seidler

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

BEST ANIMATED FILM: Toy Story 3

BEST ANIMATED SHORT: The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Melissa Leo, The Fighter

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Inception, Wally Pfister

BEST ART DIRECTION: Alice in Wonderland, Robert Stromberg, Karen O’Hara

Randy Newman — who also wrote music for The Natural, Leatherheads and “I Love L.A.,” the unofficial Lakers theme song — delivered the best acceptance speech of the night.

What did you think of the 83rd Academy Awards?

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