The stars arrived to the 83rd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre to celebrate the year's most talented and Oscar-worthy actors and films.
Natalie Portman and Colin Firth were the two big winners of the evening. Portman won for her role in "Black Swan," while Colin took home his first Oscar for "The King's Speech," which also won Best Picture.
This month, "Extra" is spotlighting the top 2011 Academy Award nominees, beginning with the Best Supporting Actress category. After seeing "The Fighter," many asked, "Who was the actress who played Mark Wahlberg's mom?" The answer is Melissa Leo, a character actress with a long and illustrious career in Hollywood, with appearances in many highly acclaimed films.
Here's the "Extra" scoop on this talented actress!
"Extra" asked some celebrities at the Screen Actors Guild Awards -- including "Glee" stars Jane Lynch, Jeff Bridges and Melissa Leo -- what it was like when they got their SAG cards. Check out their responses!
"Extra's" Adrianna Costa had a backstage pass at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, talking with all the winners, including the cast of "Modern Family."
"If you give Ed O'Neill three words in a sentence, he will get the biggest laugh you've ever heard with three words," said Eric Stonestreet, referring to his "Modern Family" co-star O'Neill, who gave the SAG Award acceptance speech for the show's Best Comedy Series Ensemble win.
The Facebook drama "The Social Network" took home Best Drama at the 68th Annual Golden Globes Sunday night, with "Black Swan" star Natalie Portman and "The King's Speech" actor Colin Firth scoring top acting awards.
In the Best Comedy or Musical category, the Globes went to "The Kids Are All Right" and its star, Annette Bening, with "Barney's Version" star Paul Giamatti winning Best Actor. The Supporting Actor awards went to Christian Bale and Melissa Leo for "The Fighter."
The awards season heated up Friday when the 16th Annual Critics Choice Awards handed out their prizes to actors Colin Firth, Natalie Portman and films "The Social Network" and "Inception."
"Inception" and "The Social Network" scored the most love from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, with the former receiving most of the technical honors. "Network" was named Best Picture and nabbed three other wins, including Best Director for David Fincher. Portman picked up the award for Best Actress for her turn in "Black Swan," while Firth took home Best Actor for "The King's Speech." Co-stars Christian Bale and Melissa Leo earned the Best Supporting awards for their performances as son and mother in "The Fighter."
"Extra's" AJ Calloway had a one-on-one chat with actress Kristen Stewart about her gritty role in the indie drama "Welcome to the Rileys," also starring James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo.
Watch the interview and find out how she tapped into the role of a wayward young woman who befriends a traveling businessman (Gandolfini) in New Orleans.