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Bay Area Talent Represented At The Oscars

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Bay Area Talent Represents At The Oscars

Palo Alto Native and Academy Awards Host, James Franco (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD (CBSSF) – The Bay Area cinematic talent pool is not limited to just Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas or even Clint Eastwood. It’s also not limited to the host of the 83rd Academy Awards, Palo Alto native, James Franco. This year, Oscar comes in the form these talented individuals and their contribution to the film industry.

WINNERS:

SOUND MIXING
Winner: Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
Film: Inception – Skywalker Sound (San Rafael)

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
Winner: “We Belong Together” by Randy Newman
Film: Toy Story 3 – Pixar Animation Studios (Emeryville)

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Winner: Lee Unkrich
Film: Toy Story 3 – Pixar Animation Studios (Emeryville)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Winner: Charles Ferguson (San Francisco native and Cal Berkeley Graduate)
Film: Inside Job

NOMINEES:

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
Nominee: Lisa Cholodenko (Graduated from San Francisco State University)
Film: The Kids Are All Right

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Film: How  To Train Your Dragon – Dreamworks SKG (Redwood City)

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Nominee: James Franco (Palo Alto)
Film: 127 Hours

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Nominee: Jeremy Renner (Modesto)
Film: The Town

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Nominee: Annette Bening (Graduated from San Francisco State University & Member of the American Conservatory Theater)
Film: The Kids Are All Right

Can get enough of Oscar? Check out CBS Los Angeles’ full Oscar coverage, including backstage gossip, best and worst dressed and after-party arrivals.

And view our Oscar Gallery, featuring over 80 photos of the evening’s most glamorous looks.

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