Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Oscar Nominees are...

British monarchy drama The King's Speech is the film to beat at the 2011 Academy Awards after scooping an astounding 12 Oscar nominations.

The film has landed top nods, including Best Picture and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush, as well as a Best Director mention for Tom Hooper.

Also nominated for Best Picture are Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.

Joining Hooper with Best Director mentions are Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), David O. Russell (The Fighter), David Fincher (The Social Network) and Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit).

Meanwhile, Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), James Franco (127 Hours), Javier Barden (Biutiful) and Jeff Bridges (True Grit) will compete against The King's Speech star Firth in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category.

Nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role include Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine), while Amy Adams (The Fighter), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Jackie Weaver (Animal Kingdom) join Bonham Carter in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category.

Competing against Rush for the title of Best Actor in a Supporting Role are Christian Bale (The Fighter), John Hawkes (Winter's Bone), Jeremy Renner (The Town) and Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right).

The award nominations were announced at a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday by last year's Best Supporting Actress winner Mo'Nique and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak.

The 83rd annual Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 27th at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, and will be hosted by Anne Hathaway and Oscar-nominee James Franco. It will be televised on ABC.

The complete list of nominees is as follows:

Best Picture: Black Swan - The Fighter - Inception - The Kids Are All Right - The King's Speech - 127 Hours - The Social Network - Toy Story 3 - True Grit - Winter's Bone

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter - John Hawkes, Winter's Bone - Jeremy Renner, The Town - Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right - Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, The Fighter - Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech - Melissa Leo, The Fighter - Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit - Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Actor: Javier Bardem, Biutiful - Jeff Bridges, True Grit - Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network - Colin Firth, The King's Speech - James Franco, 127 Hours

Best Actress: Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right - Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole - Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone - Natalie Portman, Black Swan - Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Director: Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan - David O. Russell, The Fighter - Tom Hooper, The King's Speech - David Fincher, The Social Network - Joel Coen/Ethan Coen, True Grit

Best Screenplay - Adapted: Danny Boyle/Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours - Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network - Michael Arndt, Toy Story 3 - Joel Coen/Ethan Coen, True Grit - Debra Granik/Anne Rosellini, Winter's Bone

Best Screenplay - Original: Mike Leigh, Another Year - Scott Silver/Paul Tamasy/Eric Johnson, The Fighter - Christopher Nolan, Inception - Lisa Cholodenko/Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right - David Seidler, The King's Speech

Best Foreign Language Film: Biutiful (Mexico) - Dogtooth (Greece) - In a Better World (Denmark) -
Incendies (Canada) - Outside the Law (Algeria)

Best Animated Feature: How To Train Your Dragon - The Illusionist - Toy Story 3

Best Documentary (Feature): Exit Through the Gift Shop - Gasland - Inside Job - Restrepo - Waste Land

Best Art Direction: Alice In Wonderland - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - Inception - The King's Speech - True Grit

Best Cinematography: Black Swan - Inception - The King's Speech - The Social Network - True Grit

Best Sound Mixing: Inception - The King's Speech - Salt - The Social Network - True Grit

Best Sound Editing: Inception - Toy Story 3 - Tron: Legacy - True Grit - Unstoppable

Best Original Score: How To Train Your Dragon, John Powell - Inception, Hans Zimmer - The King's Speech, Alexandre Desplat - 127 Hours, A.R. Rahman - The Social Network, Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross

Best Original Song: Coming Home from Country Strong, Tom Douglas/Troy Verges/Hillary Lindsey - I See The Light from Tangled, Alan Menken/Glenn Slater - If I Rise from 127 Hours, A.R. Rahman/Dido/Rollo Armstrong - We Belong Together from Toy Story 3, Randy Newman

Best Costume: Alice in Wonderland - I Am Love - The King's Speech - The Tempest - True Grit

Best Documentary (Short Subject): Killing in the Name - Poster Girl - Strangers No More - Sun Come Up - The Warriors of Qiugang

Best Film Editing: Black Swan - The Fighter - The King's Speech - 127 Hours - The Social Network

Best Make-up: Barney's Version - The Way Back - The Wolfman

Best Animated Short Film: Day and Night - The Gruffalo - Let's Pollute - The Lost Thing - Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)

Best Live Action Short Film: The Confession - The Crush - God of Love - Na Wewe - Wish 143

Best Visual Effects: Alice In Wonderland - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - Hereafter - Inception - Iron Man 2

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