Oscars Award 2011 winners: 3 Filipinos make history

It was proven again that Filipinos has myriad talents and can be champions on their own field of expertise.

Not just Manny Pacquiao on his boxing crown but voices like Charice Pempengco and Maria Aragon flabbergasted the world.

Now, three Filipino-Americans made it in history after winning in prestigious Oscars Academy Awards this year.

For their short film “God of Love,” Stefanie Walmsley, Stephen Dypiangco and Gigi Dement won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

The three produced the 18-minute short film by New York filmmaker Luke Matheny and the story is about an expert dart-thrower looking for love.

Walmsley used to be a child star in the country and just recently, she acted in a Star Cinema film.

Other Filipinos like Cinematographer Matthew Libatique and 14-year old actress Hailee Steinfield lost the academy awards but they were nominated.

Here are the list of other winners in the 83rd Oscars Awards:

Best Picture
“The King’s Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role
Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale in “The Fighter”

Actress in a Leading Role
Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”

Animated Feature Film
“Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction: “Alice in Wonderland”
Production Design: Robert Stromberg
Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara
Cinematography: “Inception” Wally Pfister
Costume Design: “Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood
Directing: “The King’s Speech” Tom Hooper
Documentary (Feature): “Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
Documentary (Short Subject): “Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
Film Editing: “The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter
Foreign Language Film: “In a Better World” Denmark
Makeup: “The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey
Music (Original Score): “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Music (Original Song): “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3″ Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
Short Film (Animated): “The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
Short Film (Live Action): “God of Love” Luke Matheny
Sound Editing: “Inception” Richard King
Sound Mixing: “Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
Visual Effects: “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): “The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
Writing (Original Screenplay): “The King’s Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler

3 comments for “Oscars Award 2011 winners: 3 Filipinos make history

  1. mymy
    March 2, 2011 at 8:23 am

    didn't get to watch the oscars…my two-year old took control of the television. lol.

  2. Anonymous
    July 1, 2011 at 5:03 am

    wow! *clap* *clap* hurray for the Filipinos! Yan ang Pinoy ahihi

  3. J Allyssa
    July 31, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Pinoy and proud! Kahit papano hindi lang sa boxing kilala ang Filipinos, sa ibang fields na din. 

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